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Old 12-15-2010, 09:57 AM   #1
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Which search engine does LinuxQuestions use when you use 'Search'?


Which search engine does LinuxQuestions use when you use 'Search'?
 
Old 12-15-2010, 11:16 AM   #2
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It doesn't. It uses php & MySQL.

Moving to LQ Feedback forum.
 
Old 12-15-2010, 11:28 AM   #3
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We currently use the MySQL FULLTEXT functionality, but will likely be moving to Sphinx in the near future.

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Old 12-15-2010, 03:52 PM   #4
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We currently use the MySQL FULLTEXT functionality, but will likely be moving to Sphinx in the near future.

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Why not use Google Search?
 
Old 12-15-2010, 03:55 PM   #5
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While we do offer Google Search as an alternative, it's in no way a viable alternative to having a native search index. It offers nearly none of the stock functionality (show me threads with no replies, show me threads started by $foo, search by post instead of thread) and there no way to ensure every single thread is indexed by Google.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-15-2010, 04:29 PM   #6
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While we do offer Google Search as an alternative, it's in no way a viable alternative to having a native search index. It offers nearly none of the stock functionality (show me threads with no replies, show me threads started by $foo, search by post instead of thread) and there no way to ensure every single thread is indexed by Google.

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I think I meant Google Site or Custom Search.
 
Old 12-15-2010, 04:44 PM   #7
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We offer Custom Search as I mentioned, and neither of those in any way mitigate a single example I gave.

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Old 12-15-2010, 04:49 PM   #8
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We offer Custom Search as I mentioned, and neither of those in any way mitigate a single example I gave.

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Thanks Jeremy!
 
  


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