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  1. #1
    Larry Serflaten Guest

    What's up with the Devx search engine???


    I have to wonder if you guys think things like this go
    unnoticed. I have yet to get satisfying results from
    the devx search engine.

    I have mentioned problems with it before, so I won't rant, but
    it has yet to serve my needs without some amount of hassle.

    My latest problem; I am looking for an article by Jonathan Goodyear.
    I go to the devx site and click on Search. I type the title of the article in
    the search box and got no hits. I type Goodyear in the box and
    search again. After about 30 seconds wait, 0 results are returned.

    How long has Goodyear been writting for Fawcette? And you have no
    articles from him online??? That's hard to believe!

    So, I thought, maybe its a Devx/Fawcette thing so I go to the VS.Net
    site and hit the search button there. Not surprizing I am taken to the
    same search page, and get the same results.

    Also, exactly what is the difference between the normal search page,
    and the 'advanced' search page? I can see very little difference at all.
    If there is a significant difference, you might want to indicate what the
    significance is, on that advanced page. If there is no difference, why
    even suggest there is?

    LFS




  2. #2
    Phil Weber Guest

    Re: What's up with the Devx search engine???

    > My latest problem; I am looking for an article by Jonathan
    > Goodyear. I go to the DevX site and click on Search.


    Larry: That was your first mistake. ;-) Ignore the "Search" link at the top
    of the page: it's (obviously) broken. Instead, try typing your search term
    into the Google-branded search form just below the ad banner. A search on
    "Goodyear" returns 38 hits.

    If you're searching for content in FTP journals, you can also use the search
    engine at http://www.fawcette.com .
    ---
    Phil Weber



  3. #3
    Larry Serflaten Guest

    Re: What's up with the Devx search engine???

    "Phil Weber" <pweber@nospam.fawcette.com> wrote in message news:3c5c8322$1@10.1.10.29...
    > > My latest problem; I am looking for an article by Jonathan
    > > Goodyear. I go to the DevX site and click on Search.

    >
    > Larry: That was your first mistake. ;-)


    First? Where you been? I'm on at least 8 or 9 by now....

    <g>
    LFS



  4. #4
    Joe Monroe Guest

    Re: What's up with the Devx search engine???

    "Phil Weber" <pweber@nospam.fawcette.com> wrote in message
    news:3c5c8322$1@10.1.10.29...
    >
    > Larry: That was your first mistake. ;-) Ignore the "Search" link at the

    top
    > of the page: it's (obviously) broken. Instead, try typing your search term
    > into the Google-branded search form just below the ad banner. A search on
    > "Goodyear" returns 38 hits.


    If the seach page is (obviously) broken, then maybe they should remove the
    link to it.



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