New search: Doesn't suck

Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:48 PM
Jeff's avatar

Some of you may be aware that I recently launched POP Forums as a hosted forum service. In doing so, I've gradually been improving a ton of stuff behind the scenes. One of the biggest things is using a bona fide search service that I didn't write (it's ElasticSearch, if you're the kind of nerd that is interested). I just finished populating the index, and now the built-in search here doesn't suck.

To use it, click/tap the forum menu at the top, and type something in.

Jeff - Editor - - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

Thursday, March 19, 2020 10:45 PM
bjames's avatar

T-Express at Everland in South Korea is still under review for whether it exists or not. It’s one of the best coasters in the world, but I’m glad the search function is a bit better now.

"The term is 'amusement park.' An old Earth name for a place where people could go to see and do all sorts of fascinating things." -Spock, Stardate 3025

Thursday, March 26, 2020 12:27 PM
Jeff's avatar

A fix for a different problem went out this morning. Some combination of browser updates and maybe the text editor caused the parsing engine to "eat" entire blocks of text, especially when quoting posts. This seems resolved now, which is to say that all of the automated tests pass, but look out for weirdness in the wild and let me know if you encounter it, please.

Jeff - Editor - - My Blog - Silly Nonsense


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