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CCC Archives Search

Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 3:24 am
by Sean Mintz
I have re-enabled the search function at the CCC Archives, located at

http://www.stmintz.com/ccc/

It now searches the subjects of the archived messages for all of the words you enter.

I will be working on improving its functionality in time.

Sean

Re: CCC Archives Search

Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 6:56 am
by Eelco de Groot
Thanks Sean!

I was worried we wouldn't get the CCC-archives back online, as the search function did not work anymore for a couple of months already! Was the search function disabled by the provider, because of too much traffic?

Regards, Eelco

Re: CCC Archives Search

Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 1:07 pm
by Sean Mintz
I was using a search utility that, while powerful, apparently used too many resources. The host kept killing it and eventually disabled it. The new search simply takes advantage of MySQL's built in search functionality. It is not yet as powerful or fast, but I am working on improving that.

Sean

Re: CCC Archives Search

Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 1:12 pm
by Steve B
hi Sean

great work!
what a shame it would be to have lost 10 years of posts if not for your site coming back online!

with this new forum software we lose all posts after 6 months if there are no new replies added to a thread ..so at least the old CCC is still preserved!

Highest Regards
Steve

Re: CCC Archives Search

Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 1:19 pm
by Sean Mintz
I just added a link to the results page of each search to try your search on Google. Google has been indexing the site for a while. It does not yet have everything, but you can use it to do powerful searches.

If you try this search

http://www.stmintz.com/ccc/index.php?terms=ccc&search=1

You will find a link to

http://www.google.com/search?q=ccc+site ... z.com/ccc/

Sean

Re: CCC Archives Search

Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 1:26 pm
by Steve B
Sean Mintz wrote:I just added a link to the results page of each search to try your search on Google. Google has been indexing the site for a while. It does not yet have everything, but you can use it to do powerful searches.

If you try this search

http://www.stmintz.com/ccc/index.php?terms=ccc&search=1

You will find a link to

http://www.google.com/search?q=ccc+site ... z.com/ccc/

Sean
Nice!
just did a quick test using your Google link

http://www.stmintz.com/ccc/index.php?te ... s&search=1

Works Like a Charm Regards
Steve

Re: CCC Archives Search

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 5:18 am
by jshriver
Is and if so where is CCC keeping it's archive? A long time ago Dan Corbit had the old CCC archives on his ftp. But since the forum went to the phpBB2 format I thought offline viewing, and grabbing posts was no longer an option. I'd be happy to hear this is wrong, as I've been gone a while and would love to grab older posts and play catch up.

-Josh

Re: CCC Archives Search

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 1:06 pm
by Sean Mintz
Do you mean the current version of the site?

Sean

Re: CCC Archives Search

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 6:43 pm
by jshriver
Sean Mintz wrote:Do you mean the current version of the site?

Sean
Yup

Re: CCC Archives Search

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 11:05 pm
by Sean Mintz
I'd like to know. I'd be happy to archive as much of CCC as possible.

Sean