Win a copy of Learn Java with Math: Using Fun Projects and Games this week in the Beginning Java forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Liutauras Vilda
  • Bear Bibeault
  • Junilu Lacar
  • Martin Vashko
Sheriffs:
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
  • Tim Cooke
  • Knute Snortum
Saloon Keepers:
  • Ron McLeod
  • Tim Moores
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Tim Holloway
  • Carey Brown
Bartenders:
  • Scott Selikoff
  • salvin francis
  • Piet Souris

Google search is useless

 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 36
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
The original search produced more readable and neater results than the messy Google one. I suggest it gets returned to the original one because I'm going to have to do all my search at JGuru from now on, sorry.
 
mister krabs
Posts: 13974
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Sorry, but the the UBB Search has been causing the server to crash.
 
Wanderer
Posts: 18671
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
See discussion here. Our best bet at this point is probably to get our new forum working under Jive, so please follow the links in Tom's post to let us know of any problems you find.
 
Bartender
Posts: 2205
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Oi, sorry to add to the whiner parade, but I too had a very unpleasent time last night trying to find an old post I remember I made that had an answer to someones's question, and I could not find it after many, many attempts.
I understand the issues with the server crashing, but realistically I don't think we're going to be migrating to Jive soon enough to justify going that long without a real search tool. That's like, 90% of the benefit of this whole site - searching the knowlege base of questions and answers assembled here.
So I don't want to be a complainer, but really, the search thing needs to get resolved
[ July 24, 2002: Message edited by: Rob Ross ]
[ July 24, 2002: Message edited by: Rob Ross ]
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 15304
6
Mac OS X IntelliJ IDE Chrome
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I agree with Rob.
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 5390
1
Spring Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
me too
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 145
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Sheriffs,
Please give second thought about searching problem currently we are facing. Result what Google is giving is meaningless. You will also agree search is the most important feature of Java Ranch.
At least make Google works similar to earlier JavaRanch search
Sonu
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 3143
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
The way I see it though, the old method was crashing the server and we couldn't see the Saloon at all. So basically you have a choice.
1. Use the not perfect but partially useful google search.
2. Not see the saloon at all because people using the old search broke the server.
Personally I think option 1 is the lesser of two evils. Patience my friends, we will be going to Jive soon enough.
 
Sheriff
Posts: 7023
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
A tip for searching by forum:
I include the number of the forum that I'd like to search in order to narrow results to that forum only. Actually, the search term to do this narrowing includes a little more information.
To search in the beginner's forum only, I'll include the term "saloon.javaranch.com/33" and all of the results are from the beginner's forum.
To just search in the "JavaRanch" forum, try "saloon.javaranch.com/10" etc.
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 1879
MySQL Database Suse
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
my experience is quite the opposite. I find the google search fast and accurate. The only downfall would be ordering the results by date, but I guess I could add the year into my search criteria. Anyways, I like the google search better than the old clunky search, now that I've refined my searching techniques.
Jamie
 
"The Hood"
Posts: 8521
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
You clever Devil .
 
Dirk Schreckmann
Sheriff
Posts: 7023
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Refine away, but google still ain't perfect.
Can you find this thread using google?
 
Sheriff
Posts: 4313
Android IntelliJ IDE Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Originally posted by Dirk Schreckmann:
Can you find this thread using google?

*nope*
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 269
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Nor did I.
Anyway when I try searching all my messages from my name I only get 49 answers...
Goggle may be fast but ....
W.
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 1055
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
<whine>
No, sorry.
</whine>
 
I do some of my very best work in water. Like this tiny ad:
Java file APIs (DOC, XLS, PDF, and many more)
https://products.aspose.com/total/java
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!