Where's the search option?

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Submitted by waitingpatiently on November 1, 2008 - 4:30pm

Am I going blind, where is the seach option?

Submitted by CAwireman on November 1, 2008 - 5:14pm.

I think it was removed to discourage Piggingtons from dredging up old/embarassing/annoying posts.

You'll have to bookmark links to interesting posts you want to follow or revive at a later date I believe.

If I saw the "NASDAQ going to 800 by Spring" or whatever it was post again from PS, I was going to go bonkers...

Submitted by temeculaguy on November 1, 2008 - 6:36pm.

the search is gone but the "track" feature can be used for digging up old predictions. just click on a users name and click the "track" tab, it lists links to every thread they participated in, you can also do it for yourself to take a trip down memory lane.

Submitted by Aecetia on November 1, 2008 - 10:58pm.

Track sounds like a stalker function.

Submitted by afx114 on November 2, 2008 - 12:36am.

Do a Google search like so:

site:piggington.com keyword

Submitted by Veritas on November 2, 2008 - 6:26pm.

That is a neat way to get to the bottom of something.

Submitted by svelte on November 3, 2008 - 8:43am.

The search feature never worked right anyway. It would miss things it should have found, and find things it shouldn't have.

Google is a good way to find word X (google "x piggington"), and here on this site it is always fun to click on "User Forums" then sort by date to find the oldest, moldiest posts. Thinking has changed over the last few years somewhat.

Submitted by alarmclock on November 3, 2008 - 9:30am.

Only slightly related, but the "more" link under 'other bubble bloggers' disappeared after the last upgrade, I think.

Submitted by afx114 on November 3, 2008 - 11:08am.

svelte:

Using the "site" keyword in the Google search is better, because it limits it to results found only on the domain you put in the "site" parameter.

Submitted by Rich Toscano on November 24, 2008 - 10:57am.

I initially removed the search because it was a resource hog and given that you can use google, I didn't really see the point of slowing down the site with it.

I've put a search function back in but this time it uses google search so the resource utilization is not an issue.

The old search was cool because you could filter results by content type (forum vs. story) and category. However it didn't search all fields... for instance it would only search a forum topic initial post and none of the comments. That's probably what's being referred to above and it's contrary to people's usual search experience.

Anyway, I decided the pros of going google (better site performance, entire thread content gets searched) outweigh the cons (no filtering). Just thought I'd explain this all in case anyone was curious as to the decision process involved.

Rich

PS -

alarmclock wrote:
Only slightly related, but the "more" link under 'other bubble bloggers' disappeared after the last upgrade, I think.

I did that on purpose because I don't want to "scrape" other people's content and have it readable here... that's not fair to people with advertisers etc who are trying to boost their site readership. The point is to link to their sites, not recreate their content here.

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