Search override?

  • Anybody have the time/will/desire to create the following?

    Hijack discosearch to point at a google query string that's basically

    site:TDWTF Terms=(data in textbox)

    Together, we can fix discosearch by the exact same method they use to break it!

    ... or something.

  • Doubtful. I'm sure the discoforum isn't as google awesome as the old CS one yet. And google still doesn't get to right to the exact post.

  • mod

    That's because google doesn't see what we see. Until google can see what we see - or a paging/infiniscroll map matrix is in place - there is no chance that a google search will be able to take you to where you want to go.

  • So, I just went and tooled around a little with js disabled to see what google sees. And they didn't do something that seems obvious and google searcher friendly. They use ?page=2 for page navigation. Instead of putting the first post of the page there. Which would get you close to the result, since google would take you there.

    But I guess that would have been too easy.

  • If they were smart, they'd serve the Google view up 1 post at a time. Then, the Google result would take people directly to the correct post. And it's not like the Google crawler robot gives a shit about having to hit "next" all the time.

    That would increase load on the site when Google was hitting it though.

  • mod

    @blakeyrat said:

    If they were smart

    You're expecting too much from Jeff and company.

  • SockDev

    @abarker said:

    You're expecting too much from Jeff and company.

    it would also remove context from google's searching.

    the posts around a post affect the search ranking.

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