As I mentioned the other day
, Frans has been busy
renovating the search function for news and the forums here. If you are curious,
here's a recap of what's changed to help make this more useful going forward.
First off he fixed a recently introduced bug that made some searches fail
outright. He also eliminated the use of a stoplist that prevented certain terms
from affecting results, and removed a limitation that would not search for
three-letter words. The result is that most searches of the news and forums
actually return the meaningful results you would expect, which wasn't
really the case before. He also did a great job of improving the presentation of
news search results. The headlines are now blue like they are in the news, and the
search terms are bold and yellow. The term you searched for is presented as a
hyperlink and failed searches now also helpfully list your search terms for
clarity. Finally following a suggestion and a coding suggestion from Kxmode, the
URL of your results includes the data to save or share the results (for
). I know the
fixes and improvements have proven very beneficial for me, and we hope this
turns out to be helpful for some of you as well.
of Fame coach Jerry Sloan passes away at 78
Thanks Ant and Neutronbeam.