MRoogle

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  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Some of you may have already noticed it (well, I know 321 of you have clicked it anyway ;)), I put a little something together to use Google to search the MacRumors Forums; called MRoogle (I know it's stupid, sorry!).

    I've pretty much finished it today (while I was at work, when I should have actually been working :D), and I've just put it online.

    Take a look and tell me what you think. Are there any other cool features of Google that I could build in to it? Currently you can do All word, Any word, and Exact phrase searches :cool:

    MRoogle
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    This is a really good idea. What is the chance it can be put next to the search already in the forums? I don't really know how editable vBulletin is.
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    sweet, ill be using it, just out of curiousity, i usually search by thread title, anyway to add that in there or is that only a feature of vbulliten?
     
  4. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Something to bare in mind. Google is only as good as it's last cache of the site. So this will not be 100% up to date, while vBulletins one will. What this will be good for is finding things you remember having seen a while ago, or checking to see if something has already been talked about in the past.
     
  5. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Thats why I think it should go next to the search already up there (if possible). It shouldn't replace it.
     
  6. emw macrumors G4

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    Hmmm. It looks nice, but I'm not sure how accurate it is - I only got 186 hits on "Keira." :p
     
  7. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    And there is only 120 hits though the vBulletin search.
     
  8. emw macrumors G4

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    True, but that's threads in the past 90 days that have mentioned her. Do a search by posts in the past year (like the servers need the extra load, I know) and it's at least 500 (that's all it will show).

    Perhaps the Google search is also time-limited somehow, or only has access to recent posts, since it started crawling the site.

    Edit: e - don't get me wrong, it's a sweet tool to have, especially since it's fast and doesn't bog the servers down using it. And it's a nice "mirror" of the real Google experience. Now, if only it would open the Google results in a frame, so we could continue to enter searches in the MRoogle form.
     
  9. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I searched with "any date" and get 120. What amy I doing wrong?
     
  10. emw macrumors G4

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    You are searching by thread, and not by posts. So you get a result of 120 threads containing the word "Keira" even though within those threads could be 10,000 posts referencing Keira.

    When searching, have it show results as posts.
     
  11. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    hmmmm.....possibly, would look a mess though IMO.
     
  12. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks a lot. I get it now. Today I learned something new. :)
     
  13. emw macrumors G4

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    Probably right. I guess you need to write something for Safari to replace the Google search bar with a MRoogle search bar ;)
     
  14. sorryiwasdreami macrumors 6502a

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    Nice work, man. It's really fast and thorough.
     
  15. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Sorry to dig up and old thread :eek: but...

    Nearly 6 months later, and 6,500 visits, looks like someone must be making use of it after all! :D
     
  16. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Yes... you've reduced the number of already-answered-but-didn't-search-for-it newbie question threads by... er... are you sure it's had 6,500 visits? ;)
     
  17. hayduke macrumors 65816

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    How do you say it?

    I'm stuck. I want to advertise by word of mouth to all my friends about the greatness that is MRoogle. So is it M-R-oogle? M-Roogle? Or simply a slurred MRoogle, perhaps MuhRoogle?
     
  18. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Is there a link to it on the site apart from your signature edesignuk?
     
  20. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    if not, there should be ;)
     
  21. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    It's the only thing I use to search the forums. I have it in my bookmarks bar under the Macrumors bat.
     
  22. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    It really should be accompanying the regular search feature so that newbies can find it easier. :)



    Please don't fix that typo. :D It is a typo, right?
     
  23. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    haha, whoops! :D

    Ok i wont , and yes it is a type. Believe it or not I do not have a macrumors bat!
     

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