Search/Track user not what it could be

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afraser
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Nov 28 2006 00:07
Search/Track user not what it could be

Searching for a particular users posts in old libcom required you to manually type that users name in the search.php dialog box, and new libcom is better in that it allows a URL to do that directly, e.g.: libcom.org/user/afraser/track

But - it has gone backwards in only now displaying the list of forum topics. The old search function gave the option of displaying the actual posts by that user in full, without having to wade around inside different forum topics.

Look/wonder at how much better it was in the good old days:
http://www.afraser.com/del/1.htm
(from searches I saved in anticipation of the hacker attack).

And that worked for searches other than on username as well, allowed us all to quickly search for and link in some old relevant discussion. Doing that now would take forever. Joe Black mentioned in a new forum on value that a lot of the discussion had already been duplicated in the past, but im buggered if I can find the url for that without the old style search functionality, and guess he might have tried and given up on that also.

So, can the old search.php functionality be brought back?

Mike Harman
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Nov 29 2006 19:15

We might be able to do something with drupal's built in search, but we need to get the server more stable first.

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Joseph Kay
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Nov 29 2006 19:20

there's no future revol

Mike Harman
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Nov 29 2006 19:29
revol68 wrote:
Listen you Luddites you can't stop progress! An upgrade is an upgrade even if it does make everything break periodically and has less features!

Suck on this:

http://libcom.org/news/transport
http://libcom.org/history/transport

(try more tags after the news/history/library urls)

Some things are better, some are more awkward. The tracker shows stuff people add to news/library/history as well as forums - we couldn't do that before.

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Nov 29 2006 19:31
revol68 wrote:
Listen you Luddites you can't stop progress! An upgrade is an upgrade even if it does make everything break periodically and has less features!

The future is dysfunctional!

Don't you work with computers? Maybe you could fix it.

Mike Harman
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Nov 29 2006 19:37

take under a secomd for me. try again?

Mike Harman
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Nov 29 2006 19:51

Well yeah that's why we switched the in-built search off wink

fwiw, for about a week, it's hanging occasionally, but hasn't crashed hardly at all, so somethings going right anyway although still a long way to go.

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jef costello
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Nov 29 2006 20:59

So is it just bedding in to the new servers and the V4 or are there other problems? I've been trying to help by contributing to a far less interesting blog than before grin

Mike Harman
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Nov 29 2006 21:43

It's somewhere between drupal and the new servers. Having everything in a database is really handy, but it means when you view a page it has to pull everything from a database (and the sidebar links and other stuff as well), so it puts more pressure on.

Me and rkn have been learning linux as we go along, and JDMF has been helping a lot, but it's not easy to pin down where the bottlenecks are, we're slowly making some progress though.