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Dave Brown
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Joined: Mar 08, 2005
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When searching for something I find it really awkward having to search for the same keyword in every forum (should be 'topic'). Is there no way to do a Site wide search?


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David O'Meara
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Joined: Mar 06, 2001
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Use google with site:saloon.javaranch.com specified.
We had a site search ages ago, but it was too heavy and now Goggle does it for us so why bother?
Dave Lenton
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Joined: Jan 20, 2005
Posts: 1241
You can use Google to do a fairly good search of this forum, just add site:saloon.javaranch.com to the search, like this:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=site%3Asaloon.javaranch.com+the+moose


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Dave Lenton
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Woops, too slow :roll:
Dave Brown
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Joined: Mar 08, 2005
Posts: 301
Ah ok, thanks. for that..

Perhaps you could put a little form on the search page which would do just that so we dont have leave javaranch just to come back.. ?
Ilja Preuss
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Joined: Jul 11, 2001
Posts: 14112
Originally posted by Dave Brown:

Perhaps you could put a little form on the search page which would do just that so we dont have leave javaranch just to come back.. ?


That sounds like a really good idea!


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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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There is such a form at www.javaranch.com, but I agree, that's a good idea.
[ February 03, 2006: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]

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Marilyn de Queiroz
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Joined: Jul 22, 2000
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We had a Google search form at the bottom of every page in the saloon for a short period of time and Paul Wheaton asked me to remove it.
[ February 03, 2006: Message edited by: Marilyn de Queiroz ]

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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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OK, check out the enhanced search page at http://www.javaranch.com . Thanks for the suggestion!
Dave Brown
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I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
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