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Re: request: search engine for PostgreSQL site

From: Robert Bernier <robert(dot)bernier5(at)sympatico(dot)ca>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: "John Hansen" <john(at)geeknet(dot)com(dot)au>, maillist(at)shauny(dot)de,pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: request: search engine for PostgreSQL site
Date: 2005-01-22 22:16:40
Message-ID: 200501221716.40318.robert.bernier5@sympatico.ca (view raw or flat)
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On January 22, 2005 04:25 pm, Tom Lane wrote:
> Robert Bernier <robert(dot)bernier5(at)sympatico(dot)ca> writes:
> > 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.
>
> Why would you think that should be the default?

People search because they want help and help is found by looking at what 
other people have to say about a given issue. 

It should be a straight forward process of demonstrating the validity of one 
format over another. Just Create a search box that favors mails lists and 
read the hits from any one ip address in a given time span.

When you've got enough stats then change the order of the default so that 
documentation is favored and then track the difference in stats that are 
being generated.

The higher the number of search requests the more likely it means that they 
aren't getting what they want. If they follow up with many hits on mail list 
links then that means that they are interested in following the mail list 
rather than the documenation.


cheers

Robert Bernier

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