Useful Search Tool

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Useful Search Tool

Postby Rubis » Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:04 pm

Dmitri, your site is awesome, but it can be very difficult to find a specific thread. The search tool is pretty much useless because it filters out everything for being too common. It is almost impossible to find anything that fades past the "View active topics". Is there any way you can fix this?

For example, I could not search for the thread with the positional sensing test firmware because "positional" was filtered out. :(
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Re: Useful Search Tool

Postby jman 31 » Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:34 pm

I can vouch for that also. I have done many searches and had a very hard time due to the filter.
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Re: Useful Search Tool

Postby fuzzysnuggleduck » Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:50 pm

One workaround is to just use google.

Try: "site:http://www.megadrum.info/ positional sensing" and you'll get good results.
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Re: Useful Search Tool

Postby dmitri » Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:56 pm

Would anyone volunteer to create and maintain a forum FAQ which would look like this?:
Q1. Does MegaDrum firmware support Yamaha 3-zone cymbals.
A1. Yes, and it has been discussed in this and this topic.
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Re: Useful Search Tool

Postby Firelord » Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:53 pm

dmitri wrote:Would anyone volunteer to create and maintain a forum FAQ which would look like this?:
Q1. Does MegaDrum firmware support Yamaha 3-zone cymbals.
A1. Yes, and it has been discussed in this and this topic.

That looks more like a forum map. Which is also good.
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Re: Useful Search Tool

Postby Rubis » Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:02 am

fuzzysnuggleduck wrote:One workaround is to just use google.

Try: "site:http://www.megadrum.info/ positional sensing" and you'll get good results.

This is what I have been doing, but I still wish the forum search worked.

I actually made a custom search for Opera that uses google site search.

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javascript:( function() { open( "http://www.google.com/search?client=opera&rls=en&q=%s    site:" + "www.megadrum.info" + "&sourceid=opera&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8" ); } )()

Just paste that into the create a search address field and you are good to go.
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Re: Useful Search Tool

Postby kurtus420 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:48 am

I too would like to see this fixed if possible, filter gets me everytime. :|
56 input Megadrum644, Tama Iron Cobra, Taye, Sonor, Roland, Yamaha, Gibraltar, Tascam.
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Re: Useful Search Tool

Postby dm9876 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:32 am

Well I would really like to see the doco in wiki format. one of the pages could be an index into the forum topics.

I would even be happy to setup and host the wiki, but it would make more sense if it was on this site.

you could limit the contributors if concerned.

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Re: Useful Search Tool

Postby dmitri » Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:51 am

Any recommendations on what wiki to choose? I'll install it as soon as I have time.
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Re: Useful Search Tool

Postby fuzzysnuggleduck » Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:46 pm

MediaWiki is the custom solution developed for wikipedia. I believe it's syntax is probably the most well known among a diverse group of people. Then again, lots of other wikis implement the same markup or at least close enough that it doesn't matter.

I guess it kind of depends on how many features you want.

Single editor or multiple editors? Database backend? Revisions?
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