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Topic # 64530 17-Jul-2010 09:41 Send private message

I'm quite careful to search GZ before I post, so I don't ask something that has already been covered.

But I find the search results don't always come out in a helpful way.

Is it possible for GZ Search to work so we see the results in date order?

Or better still to search within a particular forum, rather than ALL forums?




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  Reply # 352584 17-Jul-2010 09:46 Send private message

A possible suggestion to your solution is to do a google search.
The syntax would look like this - vodafone talkzonezero site:geekzone.co.nz
I type in what I am looking for and then add the words site:geekzone.co.nz to the end of the search.





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  Reply # 352588 17-Jul-2010 09:50 Send private message

The Geekzone Search *Is Google Search*. You don't have to go to Google to use its syntax.

If you want to limit to a forum add site:geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid= and the forum number.

Read the Google help to find how to create the more complex queries.




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  Reply # 352591 17-Jul-2010 09:59 Send private message

I appreciate they are the same. I was just trying to say you do not have go away from your regular search engine, which he may be more comfortable with to perform a geekzone specific search?





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  Reply # 352602 17-Jul-2010 10:47 Send private message

You mean i'm going to have to a)type? and b) remember some syntax? Aaaagh!




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  Reply # 352606 17-Jul-2010 11:04 Send private message

We use Google Search because it's quite good at getting "related" stuff - we could implement a text search in our database but I don't think it would be as good.

You problaby would miss a lot of things due to typos (yes, there are lots of people who can't spell things right or don't bother fixing errors, so these posts make it difficult for an inhouse search engine to work well)...





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  Reply # 352623 17-Jul-2010 12:00 Send private message

Geekzone should try SLI-systems.com. The is a NZ company that provides learning site search. The Dick Smith site uses it and it's great. So does Dilbert.com

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  Reply # 352624 17-Jul-2010 12:02 Send private message

Interesting how these companies never list prices. And even though you say it's a New Zealand company the site redirects to .com.au...





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  Reply # 352662 17-Jul-2010 13:59 Send private message

We switched from SLI to Google box... I (personally) don't think SLI is as good as it claims to be.




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  Reply # 353050 18-Jul-2010 18:52 Send private message

freitasm: Interesting how these companies never list prices. And even though you say it's a New Zealand company the site redirects to .com.au...



It's because they don't want to frighten you off before they give you the sales pitch.

I have a saying.  If you have to ask, it's probably too much.

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  Reply # 353056 18-Jul-2010 18:58 Send private message

Exactly my point. These guys are there to sell to HP, WallMart, DickSmith. Not to Geekzone.

Goodness sake, we are not frigging rich here. We live of the ads, and a good proportion of people that visit the site frequently complain about the ads. So, no, we don't have money to giveaway. Google Search is good enough and does a great job if you ask me. And it's free.





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  Reply # 354099 20-Jul-2010 18:37 Send private message

I agree, the more free stuff geekzone uses the better!




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