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Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
Posted - 2005.05.27 10:09:00 - [1]
 

I am working on a small search engine for the EVE-O forums, would like some of you to test it and give your opinions, thoughts and comments before I decide to make it public or not.

Pls send your comments to me in-game or reply via this thread.

Site is found at www.eve-search.com

Thanks!

Fivor
Posted - 2005.05.27 16:25:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Fivor on 27/05/2005 16:27:05
pretty nice

though have an option to restict which foruums you search

and sort by date maybe

CCP Wrangler

Posted - 2005.05.27 20:57:00 - [3]
 

Cool, email us when it's done and we can sticky a link somewhere.

Marie Sklodowska
Allied Logistics Transportation Services
Posted - 2005.05.27 22:37:00 - [4]
 

amazingly beautiful! I'm adding it to my sig for others to catch on.

Marie Sklodowska
Allied Logistics Transportation Services
Posted - 2005.05.27 23:18:00 - [5]
 

any chance you can make it searchable in only certain forum sections? it would make the WTS and WTB forums easier to browse.

And can you include a function for searching myevebay.com too? would be helpful :)

Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
Posted - 2005.05.28 00:36:00 - [6]
 

restrict to forums... didn't think of that :) should be done quite easily.

as for eve-bay it already has its own search function altho not as advanced as eve-search... but I will think about that.

to wrangler, will do just need to have it tested properly before a "public" announcement is made, as well as not getting any complaints from ccp about braking the eula or whatever (since I do publish information from their site on an external site)

and have added the sorting requests to the todo-list.

Marie Sklodowska
Allied Logistics Transportation Services
Posted - 2005.05.28 01:33:00 - [7]
 

Something i wanted to point out, not only is it useful for searching for certain topics, things for sale, or ppl wanting to buy stuff..but you can also search for a person and get a list of all posts made by that character.

Of course, if anyone talked about them it'll return those results too..but it searches the text located underneath the name. I wonder if you can search by corp etc..hmm..

Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
Posted - 2005.05.28 01:57:00 - [8]
 

seach on specific forums should be fixed now.

as for searching for a person... ;) the help page shows different search options but a search by this "author:Chribba" would return topics by me

and no you cannot search for corp/alliance and most likely you won't be able to either (unless I reindex the whole thing yet again hehe)

CCP Wrangler

Posted - 2005.05.28 09:07:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Chribba

to wrangler, will do just need to have it tested properly before a "public" announcement is made, as well as not getting any complaints from ccp about braking the eula or whatever (since I do publish information from their site on an external site).

Yes, thats why I asked you to email us when it was finished. As for the EULA, I sent an email to some people in CCP, they should protest if there are any problems. I doubt there will be though, we've had player run forum searches before. Wink

Xavier Arron
Minmatar
The Knights of Ni
Posted - 2005.05.29 07:16:00 - [10]
 

Very nice !!! - looking good so far.

Still only picks up 3 posts when I search by my name (I must of posted hundreds over the years, be cool if i knew how many).

Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
Posted - 2005.05.29 20:34:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Xavier Arron
Very nice !!! - looking good so far.

Still only picks up 3 posts when I search by my name (I must of posted hundreds over the years, be cool if i knew how many).


Well as it is currently working it can only index or search the first posts, eg the one the user creates, not the replies.

I am still trying to figure out a smart way of getting all replies as well.

So basicly if you where to search this thread you would only find my first post, not the reply I am currently writing.

Puncher
GoonFleet
GoonSwarm
Posted - 2005.05.30 13:17:00 - [12]
 

Nice.

Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
Posted - 2005.06.05 10:10:00 - [13]
 

With ideas and thoughts from people and testing I am working on v2 of the search engine.

And so I've stumbled across some issues, the problem I am having is that the database is LARGE as it contains all topics and replies, thus searching through it results in timeouts about 99% of the time.

If search was limited to subforums only, is this a very bad idea or is the idea workable?
Eg you can only search "Sell Orders" or "Skills" forum (of course you can chose which forum to search) but you will not be able to search all forums at the same time.

Thoughts, comments?

Larno
Gallente
Deadly Addiction
Un-Natural Selection
Posted - 2005.06.05 12:13:00 - [14]
 

.

Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
Posted - 2005.06.11 07:01:00 - [15]
 

Edited by: Chribba on 11/06/2005 09:43:29
So... as some of you know I am working on v2 of EVE-Search - and so I thought I would let you take a peek at it and give it a try.

I still have some DB issues but it is working towards the better.
v2 also searches replies not just the first post, besides that it is almost like v1.

On the interface you will notice a small mail icon next to each topic, this is currently in testing - it is a subscription feature so you will receive a mail when a topic has been updated.

The design is made so you will only recive one mail until you click the link in the mail, which is a link to EVE-Search that will reset the notification thingy, until you click this link you will not receive any more mails for that thread.

Try v2 at www.eve-search.com/v2

DaHeaVYFo
Trauma Ward
Posted - 2005.06.23 00:29:00 - [16]
 

It'd be cool if u could see more then 20 post shown in the search results, other then that, i've bm-ed this, and use it almost daily!

GJ Wink

Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
Posted - 2005.06.23 06:34:00 - [17]
 

Official thread about EVE-Search is now here

As for the 20 posts, I migth increase it when I've speed up the database as if I increase it now you most likely would receive a whole lot more timeouts. :/


 

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