Tech Support Search choices



  • I know I am not alone but was wondering how many here will search Mango/ServerXXX/🌶 before Google?

    Has anyone created a search on a personal site that will search all specific forums at once?



  • @pmoncho said in Tech Support Search choices:

    I know I am not alone but was wondering how many here will search Mango/ServerXXX/🌶 before Google?

    Has anyone created a search on a personal site that will search all specific forums at once?

    It's strange. I tend to head to Dr. Google for work-related tech problems, and ML for my own stuff.



  • @EddieJennings said in Tech Support Search choices:

    onal site that w

    Interesting. I will normally hit Google if it is a general subject but here if it is specific.



  • Duckduckgo > Google



  • @IRJ said in Tech Support Search choices:

    Duckduckgo > Google

    I do the same.



  • I use duckduckgo also. If it's something I know ML people use or talk about I'll usually run a site:mangolassi.it search terms otherwise I just search it normally on duckduckgo

    You can also do site:mangolassi.it site:serverblah.com site:spicewhatevs.com search terms to search multiple sites at once

    I still don't trust the nodebb searching for whatever reason... probably irrational



  • @bnrstnr said in Tech Support Search choices:

    I use duckduckgo also. If it's something I know ML people use or talk about I'll usually run a site:mangolassi.it search terms otherwise I just search it normally on duckduckg

    Yeah, that works well.



  • @bnrstnr said in Tech Support Search choices:

    I use duckduckgo also. If it's something I know ML people use or talk about I'll usually run a site:mangolassi.it search terms otherwise I just search it normally on duckduckgo

    You can also do site:mangolassi.it site:serverblah.com site:spicewhatevs.com search terms to search multiple sites at once

    I still don't trust the nodebb searching for whatever reason... probably irrational

    This is what I always do as well. Haven't tried the newest search functionality.



  • @bnrstnr said in Tech Support Search choices:

    I use duckduckgo also. If it's something I know ML people use or talk about I'll usually run a site:mangolassi.it search terms otherwise I just search it normally on duckduckgo

    You can also do site:mangolassi.it site:serverblah.com site:spicewhatevs.com search terms to search multiple sites at once

    I still don't trust the nodebb searching for whatever reason... probably irrational

    We have an internal app with a search box, in addition to some added site: options we also append this to EVERY search:
    -brothersoft-com -softwarepatch-com -softpedia-com -topshareware-com -freewarefiles-com -fanhow.com -tutcity.com
    it cleans up the results pretty well.



  • @JasGot said in Tech Support Search choices:

    @bnrstnr said in Tech Support Search choices:

    I use duckduckgo also. If it's something I know ML people use or talk about I'll usually run a site:mangolassi.it search terms otherwise I just search it normally on duckduckgo

    You can also do site:mangolassi.it site:serverblah.com site:spicewhatevs.com search terms to search multiple sites at once

    I still don't trust the nodebb searching for whatever reason... probably irrational

    We have an internal app with a search box, in addition to some added site: options we also append this to EVERY search:
    -brothersoft-com -softwarepatch-com -softpedia-com -topshareware-com -freewarefiles-com -fanhow.com -tutcity.com
    it cleans up the results pretty well.

    That is pretty sweet. Always looking for ways to clear up search results.

    Glad I started this thread.



  • @pmoncho said in Tech Support Search choices:

    That is pretty sweet. Always looking for ways to clear up search results.
    Glad I started this thread.

    I should mention, that because it's a regular HTML input box on our internal app, appending all those ignores is automated. We dont have to type it.


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