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Old 20th July 2011, 06:37 AM
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Google Search bar

That Google Search bar when i log in an then click New Post, the google search bar does not show.
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Old 20th July 2011, 11:49 AM
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Re: Google Search bar

True. Originally, Leigh had place it between the upper two tool bars, however there's a Staff discussion on how it should be displayed and how much real estate it took up. For now, it's next to the login on the Home page.

Of course, it's just a re-post of the Google-Fedora Search that's in the drop-down Search menu, so it's still available to you on any screen.

As you know, the "standard" vBulletin Search engine is a bit lacking and we've commented many times about using the Google-Fedora Search for short words that are skipped by the Standard Search (like "KDE") and for multiple words/sentences.

While Leigh hasn't directly commented, I think he's placed it next to the Login for new members to quickly find and use. Those of us who've been around awhile already know the ropes.
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Old 20th July 2011, 03:05 PM
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Re: Google Search bar

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True. Originally, Leigh had place it between the upper two tool bars, however there's a Staff discussion on how it should be displayed and how much real estate it took up. For now, it's next to the login on the Home page.

Of course, it's just a re-post of the Google-Fedora Search that's in the drop-down Search menu, so it's still available to you on any screen.

As you know, the "standard" vBulletin Search engine is a bit lacking and we've commented many times about using the Google-Fedora Search for short words that are skipped by the Standard Search (like "KDE") and for multiple words/sentences.

While Leigh hasn't directly commented, I think he's placed it next to the Login for new members to quickly find and use. Those of us who've been around awhile already know the ropes.

I have figured out how to display it on every page now



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While Leigh hasn't directly commented, I think he's placed it next to the Login for new members to quickly find and use. Those of us who've been around awhile already know the ropes
My goal is to make the VB search obsolete as it adds considerable load to the server.
I wouldn't mind but it's a useless search engine and return poor results.


Here's the months stats for custom search engine (it wasn't used much)







stats for the last year.


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Old 20th July 2011, 05:13 PM
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Re: Google Search bar

Of course, the Staff will be discussing the issue and whether to drop vBulletin's search altogether or to simply bury it a bit further down so that it's not accessed so much. It IS handy when you're looking for that thread you made a comment on the previous week and can't remember exactly what was involved or who the OP was.

The "negative" to Fedora-Google is that simply putting in a word, such as "KDE" , will bring up hits from all sorts of versions and dates, in no particular order. So, the best way I've found to make it work for you is to add "F15" or "2011" to "KDE", which will then bring up current posts.

If anyone has better ideas on the best way to use it, I'd sure appreciate some input. We may put out a new "Search" guide.
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Old 20th July 2011, 05:26 PM
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Re: Google Search bar

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The "negative" to Fedora-Google is that simply putting in a word, such as "KDE" , will bring up hits from all sorts of versions and dates, in no particular order. So, the best way I've found to make it work for you is to add "F15" or "2011" to "KDE", which will then bring up current posts.

If anyone has better ideas on the best way to use it, I'd sure appreciate some input. We may put out a new "Search" guide.
Normal google search via google.com has the time range filter. Can you somehow add it to the custom Fedora-Google? Google crawler seems to crawl exact times of last posts in threads.
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Old 20th July 2011, 06:22 PM
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Re: Google Search bar

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Of course, the Staff will be discussing the issue and whether to drop vBulletin's search altogether or to simply bury it a bit further down so that it's not accessed so much. It IS handy when you're looking for that thread you made a comment on the previous week and can't remember exactly what was involved or who the OP was.

The "negative" to Fedora-Google is that simply putting in a word, such as "KDE" , will bring up hits from all sorts of versions and dates, in no particular order. So, the best way I've found to make it work for you is to add "F15" or "2011" to "KDE", which will then bring up current posts.

If anyone has better ideas on the best way to use it, I'd sure appreciate some input. We may put out a new "Search" guide.

I gave it a 30 second time limit between searches, this should reduce it's appeal
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Old 21st July 2011, 12:04 AM
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Re: Google Search bar

thanks for fixing it leigh, it should make life a bit easier for newbs, i dunno if it will be accessed to much, as with firefox it comes with the google search bit and if one installs the googlebar extension in firefox they can also use that
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Old 21st July 2011, 05:16 PM
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Re: Google Search bar

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Normal google search via google.com has the time range filter. Can you somehow add it to the custom Fedora-Google? Google crawler seems to crawl exact times of last posts in threads.

You can date search

Code:
nvidia daterange:2455582-2455763
Just use the julian date

http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/JulianDate.php


Search with syntax “Query” daterange:startdate-enddate.
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