The original search produced more readable and neater results than the messy Google one. I suggest it gets returned to the original one because I'm going to have to do all my search at JGuru from now on, sorry.
Oi, sorry to add to the whiner parade, but I too had a very unpleasent time last night trying to find an old post I remember I made that had an answer to someones's question, and I could not find it after many, many attempts. I understand the issues with the server crashing, but realistically I don't think we're going to be migrating to Jive soon enough to justify going that long without a real search tool. That's like, 90% of the benefit of this whole site - searching the knowlege base of questions and answers assembled here. So I don't want to be a complainer, but really, the search thing needs to get resolved [ July 24, 2002: Message edited by: Rob Ross ] [ July 24, 2002: Message edited by: Rob Ross ]
Hi Sheriffs, Please give second thought about searching problem currently we are facing. Result what Google is giving is meaningless. You will also agree search is the most important feature of Java Ranch. At least make Google works similar to earlier JavaRanch search Sonu
The way I see it though, the old method was crashing the server and we couldn't see the Saloon at all. So basically you have a choice. 1. Use the not perfect but partially useful google search. 2. Not see the saloon at all because people using the old search broke the server. Personally I think option 1 is the lesser of two evils. Patience my friends, we will be going to Jive soon enough.
Pounding at a thick stone wall won't move it, sometimes, you need to step back to see the way around.
A tip for searching by forum: I include the number of the forum that I'd like to search in order to narrow results to that forum only. Actually, the search term to do this narrowing includes a little more information. To search in the beginner's forum only, I'll include the term "saloon.javaranch.com/33" and all of the results are from the beginner's forum. To just search in the "JavaRanch" forum, try "saloon.javaranch.com/10" etc.
my experience is quite the opposite. I find the google search fast and accurate. The only downfall would be ordering the results by date, but I guess I could add the year into my search criteria. Anyways, I like the google search better than the old clunky search, now that I've refined my searching techniques. Jamie