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Just a little suggestion of improvement

Post by GianT » Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:13 pm

Hello, I noticed that several times, people post question that hava already been solved or that have been begun to be solved (forgive my english ^^).

I don't know if it's possible, but why not add a search engine in the forum?

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Post by Jorg » Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:20 pm

You mean like;

http://forums.wxwidgets.org/search.php ?

It is there since day #1 ;-) but if people do not follow the rules, by searching for their answer first, then they will be asked double :(

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Post by GianT » Tue Jun 21, 2005 10:47 pm

...... :shock: I never saw that part :oops:
Sorry for the disagreement :roll:

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Post by lowjoel » Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:57 am

apparently the search function doesnt help much... it just gives posts with the words in the search.... which usually doesnt want give us the answers we want

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Post by tierra » Wed Jun 22, 2005 4:12 am

lowjoel wrote:apparently the search function doesnt help much... it just gives posts with the words in the search.... which usually doesnt want give us the answers we want
Google is your friend... if you need weighted search results, try this:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=& ... tnG=Search

It's always been there for the newsgroup (which mirrors the mailing list) as well:
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/com ... .wxwindows

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Post by lowjoel » Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:47 am

lol i know of that.... erm i was thought that by phpBB :oops: but well im pretty sure most people dont know of that do they?

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Post by Jorg » Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:59 am

When you really look for answer strings, then the board has to put extra effort in defining every thread as an answer ..

There was a discussion here to close posts that were answered to satisfaction, to ease up looking for open answers. However I wasn't able to find a mod for phpBB that does that.

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Post by lowjoel » Wed Jun 22, 2005 6:10 am

well i can attempt to write one... get me on my msn (see my profile - best and fastest) or send me pms or emails and tell me what you would like and ill write it for you ASAP (im rather tied up atm)

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