Dave's Forum on CAMEL
I put Dave Behnke's Forum software on CAMEL, tweaked the style sheet a little (YE GODS!). Down the road I hope to link posts on CAMEL to topics in the forum...
OMG! Wow! This is the highest compliment anyone could pay me! You wouldn't believe how satisfying it is to know that someone is using something you wrote. ( Or maybe you guys would since you work in the business. ) Thanks Philo! ( Hope integration isn't giving you headaches! )
can you repost the link?
can anyone explain to me how the search works on this forum? I searched for "CAMEL" and got this:
On the JOS forum, the graphic on the left links back to the topic index. It's non-obvious, but helpful and I use it all the time.
PS - Cool!
Sadly, I don't believe you can search by the thread name, or by the name of individual posters.
No matter what the search goes by (titles, contents, or both), it should find quite a few threads for the search term 'camel'. This thread, for instance.
It seems certain posts are marked 'searchable' and others are not. For example searching for 'Camel', 'camel' and 'CAMEL' turn up nothing. Searching for 'Forum software' excludes Dave B.'s last 5 posts of his clone. Why these posts would be excluded I don't know. Maybe they are seen as 'self promotion' or maybe they are just excluded from the search because of some bug. /shrug
The search is "OR" always, so the more words you put, the more items you turn up.... This is the opposite of Google, eBay, etc.
Searching is best done with google:
That search you suggested only turns up 3 results, all to default.asp
True, all three links go today's main discussion index, but Google also has this wonderful "cached" link which takes you to the index as it was when Google crawled it, and with the search terms highlighted, to make it even easier to find the correct link.
Well.. that cache isn't exactly an archive, and CTRL + F finds anything I want well enough.
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