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onetimeuser
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on 11/12/2012

Is there a way to see a list of all YOUR forum posts?

I'm looking for a discussion that me and lobobrandon were having about attempting to fit adsense ads into a responsive theme, and can't for the life of me remember what the thread was titled or what forum it was in.

 

onetimeuser
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on 11/12/2012

Found it through search, although that was pretty difficult too as search results aren't ordered by date, how does the search algorithm decide which results to display first? 

lobobrandon
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on 11/12/2012

Ok, I see what you mean. I searched forum posts just now for "Adsense" 76 pages! 

Then "Adsense lobobrandon" still not the right post. Finally searched for "Adsense lobobrandon ryan" and it was the only one.


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onetimeuser
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on 11/12/2012

I searched 'adsense' and the 'responsive'... couldn't believe how many times people had said 'responsive'.

Suppose the search function will only get more difficult to navigate as the forum becomes more and more populated with content.

I think I found it searching 'responsive theme', because I remember specifically using those two words.

But simply being able to sort by date would solve the problem I guess, and over time the newer posts will typically prove to be the most relevant anyway right?

lobobrandon
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on 11/12/2012

You can't sort by date in the search results. But, if you want to sort all by date you can just go to the drop down on Help and new forum topics. But, I guess you were talking about the search results.


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on 11/12/2012

Let's see if Simon picks up on this post tomorrow, so he can add his mustard to it.  Surprised


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Simon
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on 11/13/2012

Yep, our internal search is definitively not the best choice for the forum - or at least it's not optimized for it. Searching articles works well, but a forum is just more complex. As the it grows, searching the forum via Google is probably the better choice.


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onetimeuser
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on 11/13/2012

 

Simon: 11/13/2012 - 04:46 AM

Yep, our internal search is definitively not the best choice for the forum - or at least it's not optimized for it. Searching articles works well, but a forum is just more complex. As the it grows, searching the forum via Google is probably the better choice.

Would it be beneficial in the longer term for Wizzley to attempt to integrate Google custom search for forum posts, while retaining their current search system for articles? Not sure how difficult that would be to integrate.

Alternatively though, just being able to sort the search results by date would improve it? As the forum grows a decent search function would probably become essential? I used to use the search feature on the hubpages forum a hell of a lot when active over there. 

lobobrandon
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on 11/13/2012

Well, custom search would surely be a good option. I've never set up forums before so I have no idea how difficult it would be. 


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onetimeuser
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on 11/13/2012

 

lobobrandon: 11/13/2012 - 11:45 AM

Well, custom search would surely be a good option. I've never set up forums before so I have no idea how difficult it would be. 

I've never established a forum either. Not a populated one anyway. 

The typical free off-the-shelf forums have integrated search already, not sure what software Wizzley is using for this one. 

Simon
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on 12/10/2012

The forum search has just been improved, yielding less, but more relevant results - ordered by the creation date of the last post.


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