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Re: request: search engine for PostgreSQL site

From: Robert Bernier <robert(dot)bernier5(at)sympatico(dot)ca>
To: "John Hansen" <john(at)geeknet(dot)com(dot)au>
Cc: maillist(at)shauny(dot)de, pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: request: search engine for PostgreSQL site
Date: 2005-01-22 16:01:31
Message-ID: 200501221101.32007.robert.bernier5@sympatico.ca (view raw or flat)
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Well, the problem has to do with the search box on the home page. A reference of "pg_dump" yields stuff only from documentation. On the other hand I get straight into the mail lists when I do the same search using google i.e. "pg_dump help postgresql"

Using the search box on the mail list archives means starting from the home page and clicking on the mail list button "community" and then clicking again on the link that eventually leads me to "http://archives.postgresql.org/". Then and only then do I start getting more relevant searches. 

Might I suggest that "all" search boxes have a choice of either reference documentation or the mail list but assume that the person wants the mail list by default first. 

On January 22, 2005 10:23 am, John Hansen wrote:
> > My most common searches involves old correspondance from the
> > mail lists when I'm looking for problems and issues that have
> > cropped up before. Most of the returns either point to
> > unrelated documentation or no mentions at all. And when I do
> > get a positive response it quotes old  correspondance when I
> > know that there should be mention of newer posts.
>
> Could you give me an example of a query that works but returns old threads
> when you know of newer posts, and one that return nothing but unrelated
> information?
>
> ... John
>
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