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redactuk

Community Member, 117 Posts

25 May 2010 at 12:03pm

Edited: 25/05/2010 12:05pm

I like SS I really do, but I've been so close to dumping it on numerous occasions recently and that's for the simple reason:

ITS IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND ANY MEANINGFUL INFORMATION ON THESE FORUMS!!!

http://www.silverstripe.org/archive/show/16752#post16752

What ever happened to this?

PLEASE PLEASE can we have some proper search conditions implemented. Using Search on these forums is like searching for one keyword in Goggle i.e. whatever you search for bloody millions of pages get returned! My frustration is that I'm sure so much help from other users experiences IS available in these forums is just so difficult to find.

Thank you

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banal

Community Member, 901 Posts

25 May 2010 at 6:20pm

Yeah I feel your pain :)
Usually I search via Google, using: "site:silverstripe.org" as prefix. So, if you would like to get information about "DataObjectManager" and "2.4", your google search query would look like this:

site:silverstripe.org DataObjectManager +2.4

That works pretty well for me... at least better than the normal forum search.

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Willr

Forum Moderator, 5513 Posts

25 May 2010 at 11:19pm

Edited: 25/05/2010 11:19pm

Yea the search is pretty painful, I feel it, Google search is pretty good like banal suggested. One thing that the forum does support is boolean operators so you can use that to include / exclude statements. Also I'm going to be looking at having an advanced search function in the next feature release of the forum (0.5) see http://open.silverstripe.org/ticket/4869.

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redactuk

Community Member, 117 Posts

26 May 2010 at 12:03pm

That's good to hear Willr :)

And thanks for Google search tip banal, I'll use that for now