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Google search is useless

Rik Sweeney
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Joined: Sep 04, 2001
Posts: 36
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.
Thomas Paul
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Joined: May 05, 2000
Posts: 13974
Sorry, but the the UBB Search has been causing the server to crash.

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Jim Yingst

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 18671
See discussion here. Our best bet at this point is probably to get our new forum working under Jive, so please follow the links in Tom's post to let us know of any problems you find.

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Rob Ross

Joined: Jan 07, 2002
Posts: 2205
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 ]

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Gregg Bolinger
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Joined: Jul 11, 2001
Posts: 15302

I agree with Rob.

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R K Singh
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Joined: Oct 15, 2001
Posts: 5382
me too

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Sandeep Ghosh
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Joined: Jan 23, 2002
Posts: 145
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
Angela Poynton
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Joined: Mar 02, 2000
Posts: 3143
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.

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Dirk Schreckmann

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
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 "" and all of the results are from the beginner's forum.
To just search in the "JavaRanch" forum, try "" etc.

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Jamie Robertson
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Joined: Jul 09, 2001
Posts: 1879

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.
Cindy Glass
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Joined: Sep 29, 2000
Posts: 8521
You clever Devil .

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Dirk Schreckmann

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
Refine away, but google still ain't perfect.
Can you find this thread using google?
Jessica Sant

Joined: Oct 17, 2001
Posts: 4313

Originally posted by Dirk Schreckmann:
Can you find this thread using google?
Wilfried LAURENT
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Joined: Jul 13, 2001
Posts: 269
Nor did I.
Anyway when I try searching all my messages from my name I only get 49 answers...
Goggle may be fast but ....
Anthony Villanueva
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Joined: Mar 22, 2002
Posts: 1055
No, sorry.
I agree. Here's the link:
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