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started by davido T on 27 Apr 07
  • davido T
     
    I miss the old Diigo forums for at least one reason: There seems to be no way to do a full-text search of previous topics in Diigo forum! Maybe I missed it, but otherwise it's a step in the wrong direction IMHO--to rely only on tags for finding past posts.

    On the bright side, the Email Notification feature is a beautiful thing!

    By the way, it strikes me as funny that the "right" tags for this post are just about identical to the subject line. What's my point? I don't know. It's Friday.
  • Oliver S.
     
    It is definitely on the Diigo team's to-do list. Just takes some time because this forum is still pretty new. See this thread here: http://groups.diigo.com/Diigo_HQ/forum/topic/24
  • Maggie Tsai
     
    Hi Dave,

    haha, nice to hear our "simple off-the-shelves" old forum is actually "missed" :-)

    Yes, Oliver is right - full text searching is on our to-do list. While it's a little inconvenient without it now, we're re-doing our forums for many good reasons. Glad you like our new alerts.

    hey, like to nag you - please update your avatar :-)
  • Oliver S.
     
    davido wrote:

    > I miss the old Diigo forums for at least one reason: There seems to be
    > no way to do a full-text search of previous topics in Diigo forum!

    As already mentioned the full-text searching is a feature to come. But for now, you could use this workaround:

    1) Go to the Google homepage (http://www.google.com/ or your country's local version of Google)
    2) Then use the following syntax to perform a full-text search in the new Diigo forum:
    [enter search term here] site:http://groups.diigo.com/Diigo_HQ/forum/
    For example: full-text site:http://groups.diigo.com/Diigo_HQ/forum/
    This should find all pages with the term "full-text" in them.

    Of course, you need to consider the inevitable delay that is caused by the time it takes till Google has indexed all newly added discussions/thread in the Diigo forum.
  • davido T
     
    good idea! do you know how long that google-lagtime actually is?
  • Oliver S.
     
    davido wrote:

    > good idea! do you know how long that google-lagtime actually is?

    No, sorry, unfortunately I don't know how long that lagtime is.

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