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trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
26192 posts
At long last, we are happy to present the first attempt of fully-fledged proper forum searching:

http://www.ausgamers.com/forums/search.php

Features:

- Quick search will search subject/article of all original posts.
- Boolean searching (so you can use Google-esque + and - operators to require/remove search results)
- Advanced search options including:
* quick author name search (so you can throw in, say, 'trog' to find everything I've written about 'quake' for example)
* search subject only or subject/body
* only search first post (on by default)
* some other filters/sorting things

This includes, to the best of our knowledge, the ability to search every single news post or forum post that has been made on AusGamers and QGL since day one. The earliest post in the index is dated 01:12am 09/04/99 (Nats posting about April 99 QGL) - almost TEN YEARS. Holy s***!

As part of this, a bunch of the really old posts that would have been rendered broken have also been fixed (we think) across the board.

Anyway, have a play and see what you think. Feedback appreciated.

Big props for this go to Plasma who wrote the original indexer and Spadbob for taking the time to put up with my s*** and constant series of changes. And to a lesser extent the guys that wrote Lucene, the software we use to do the indexing/searching, but they didn't really do any of the hard work.

(It's /not/ coming to AusForums/QGL forum just yet but we will look at that later as an option. This was a long time coming; the original code for this was written almost a year ago (maybe longer) and we've only just gotten around now to plugging it in.)
01:10pm 26/02/09 Permalink
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TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
4250 posts
I love that the first thread has a bunch of nukes, people being told not to revive old threads and the f-bomb being dropped.
01:12pm 26/02/09 Permalink
tequila
Sydney, New South Wales
1372 posts
kat.zip

No Results Found.


quick search is still broken.


kat.zip (advanced)


Showing 1 to 50 of 163 search results


lols

last edited by tequila at 13:14:56 26/Feb/09
01:13pm 26/02/09 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
26195 posts
Heh searching for "f***": Showing 1 to 50 of 33930 search results
01:16pm 26/02/09 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
24319 posts
this s*** be WICKED

i just went back and was reading my first couple of posts on teh qgl back in 01
01:24pm 26/02/09 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
11348 posts
wow this is some great work!
01:27pm 26/02/09 Permalink
demon
Brisbane, Queensland
4094 posts
nostalgia :P

kinda funny when searching for my earliest recorded post .. about the 5th hit was called "Re: Is it just me, or is the layout of this forum F***ED UP!! ? " n when ya click it all ya get is a blank post n a reply box ;D

(edit) lols at the early mental patient posts :D wottacoinermofocantseemtousethespacebar !@#!

wd ausgamers

last edited by demon at 13:45:37 26/Feb/09
01:39pm 26/02/09 Permalink
dranged
USA
1367 posts
Lucene, it has awesome stemming, should have some good hits!
01:48pm 26/02/09 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
26196 posts
kinda funny when searching for my earliest recorded post .. about the 5th hit was called "Re: Is it just me, or is the layout of this forum F***ED UP!! ? " n when ya click it all ya get is a blank post n a reply box ;D
Some of the old posts might not show up - if you find them and can post the URLs here I'll check them out so we can try and figure out why!
01:48pm 26/02/09 Permalink
Kat
10568 posts

I don't like it :( I enjoyed my three letter username being too small to search
02:01pm 26/02/09 Permalink
tequila
Sydney, New South Wales
1377 posts
hah this is awesome

teqs ute

Korbs -
you want a mortgage before you turn 20. No offence dude, but don't you think that will limit your life options somewhat ?


I eventually did buy my place, but I was 21 :(
I'm so glad I didn't spend money doing that stupid conversion when I was 18

02:13pm 26/02/09 Permalink
Sommescum
Melbourne, Victoria
3 posts
Thanx Trog. verry nise...took a look @ a few old reviews. g u guys have come a long way

quote Is it as good as Quake 4? unquote as the last post on F.E.A.R 1 review ROFL
02:17pm 26/02/09 Permalink
demon
Brisbane, Queensland
4095 posts
Some of the old posts might not show up - if you find them and can post the URLs here I'll check them out so we can try and figure out why!

ahh it's no biggie. :D here is the url if you are keen - click

heh so many lols from the past... one of my earliest posts is a quake screenie nostaligia post ! :P

last edited by demon at 14:19:12 26/Feb/09
02:18pm 26/02/09 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
26198 posts
ahh it's no biggie. :D here is the url if you are keen - click
wow its in some bizarre old forum I've never actually seen before and don't know how it got included in the index :) looks like some sort of dev testing forum (possibly hence the name)
02:25pm 26/02/09 Permalink
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
791 posts
Hey trog, can you please enable the enter key when either of the advanced text boxes are in focus?

**EDIT**
dont respond to this thread again if you dont want your account suspended plz

So.....tempting.....fight....it.....must.....
02:32pm 26/02/09 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
24321 posts
hay pinky, u should search back to when you first started posting here, last week
02:45pm 26/02/09 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
11351 posts
hay spook.... nothin'
02:50pm 26/02/09 Permalink
Opec
Brisbane, Queensland
5639 posts
My first post was way back in 2000 wow.
03:14pm 26/02/09 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
26200 posts
hay pinky, u should search back to when you first started posting here, last week
and yet, despite being a newby, he's never been banned, postlimited or nuked afaik, unlike half you other lamers!@#
03:16pm 26/02/09 Permalink
tequila
Sydney, New South Wales
1387 posts
only cool kids get banned, its a right of passage.
03:19pm 26/02/09 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
24322 posts
also, im still appealing my postlimitting
03:24pm 26/02/09 Permalink
MrHardware
Brisbane, Queensland
4448 posts
teqs ute
just remember guys, just copy the last 7 digits of an ausgamers thread and replace the last 7 digits of a qgl thread with them and you have your archaic thread in proper colours.
03:39pm 26/02/09 Permalink
Jim
Brisbane, Queensland
9304 posts
lols I had forgotten about the netscape mail client
http://www.ausgamers.com/forums/general/thread.php/790
04:01pm 26/02/09 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
11353 posts
look the one time i got banned was due to hotlinking a pic, and the hoster made it turn into gotse as a punishment for hotlinking.

htf was i supposed to know!?
04:10pm 26/02/09 Permalink
demon
Brisbane, Queensland
4098 posts
you know how trog feels about the unauthorised hot links .. bannable str8 up! ;p

p.s. jim : my dem0n at dem0n dawt qgl dawt org email hasn't been working lately... for about 8years in fact :D
04:13pm 26/02/09 Permalink
E.T.
Queensland
1750 posts
Phwar, nice work Trog (or whoever did it).

I've now re found Tenebrae. I hope there download link still works.
04:36pm 26/02/09 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
26203 posts
Phwar, nice work Trog (or whoever did it).

I've now re found Tenebrae. I hope there download link still works.
It doesn't, but ours does
04:55pm 26/02/09 Permalink
demon
Brisbane, Queensland
4099 posts
if that's tenebrae quake with the 32bit texture support / extra lighting funcs / bump mapping / etc..(wouldn't load for me)... don't bother :P just get fuhquake or equake/ezquake which all use the gl-fuhquake.exe. it supports 32bit textures n comes with nearly all id tex's re-done in 32bit. looks lush but it's qw physics though... not quake :(
04:56pm 26/02/09 Permalink
E.T.
Queensland
1751 posts
Well done thanks Trog. I'll give it a go when I get home (if I can find it on Game Arena) Cant blow 4.5 gig on Ausgamers :(

I'll let you know if its working now Demon! I want some fast old school action.
05:44pm 26/02/09 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
26205 posts
it's 4.5mb actually, but yoiu prolly need to get all sorts of other quake files if you don't have em already
05:57pm 26/02/09 Permalink
Reverend Evil
Wynnum, Queensland
16235 posts
Nice

Just looking back and I got my own birthday thread from Kat

8-)
05:58pm 26/02/09 Permalink
E.T.
Queensland
1753 posts
it's 4.5mb actually, but yoiu prolly need to get all sorts of other quake files if you don't have em already


WTF, 4.5meg. Cool, I'm still keen to check it out.
06:04pm 26/02/09 Permalink
HeardY
Gaelic newb
Ireland
15985 posts
haha I revived the nats thread :(
06:26pm 26/02/09 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
26206 posts
I can't believe noone has any complaints or suggestions... are you implying its PERFECT?
12:00pm 27/02/09 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
11372 posts
its f***en light years ahead of what we had so i'm just happy for the time being. complaints to follow soon.
12:06pm 27/02/09 Permalink
demon
Brisbane, Queensland
4104 posts
i am trying to stay away from it coz i get hooked up on reading old posts from the qgl heydays :D
12:16pm 27/02/09 Permalink
Jim
Brisbane, Queensland
9309 posts
haha yeh we did the same thing here
12:21pm 27/02/09 Permalink
Snakeman
Queensland
537 posts
I was telling Auz_guy a while back about the Einstein thread of becoming a woman and most people I tell didn't believe me. Until now its a piece of piss to search for... And here it is just for s**** and giggles.

There's Something About Einstein...
12:54pm 27/02/09 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
24332 posts
well, it would be nice when you are sorting by date to be able to do oldest first, or newest first
01:25pm 27/02/09 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
26217 posts
well, it would be nice when you are sorting by date to be able to do oldest first, or newest first
good point, will get that added as an option

edit: also I removed a minute from your post limiter cuz you were helping that battlegrounds guy
04:19pm 27/02/09 Permalink
kos
Melbourne, Victoria
1093 posts
This is awesome, thanks trog!

I did notice one thing though, the links to posts don't seem to take you to your actual post if it isn't on the first page...

For example, for me when I click this link, for a post I made on the first page of the thread:
http://www.ausgamers.com/forums/general/thread.php/2600363#postitem2600439
it takes me to page and points the view at my post.

But when I click this link, for a post I made on the second page:
http://www.ausgamers.com/forums/general/thread.php/2600363#postitem2600847
it just goes to the first page of the thread and doesn't move the view at all...

Oh and using Firefox 3 if that's any help.
11:00am 28/02/09 Permalink
MatchFixer
Brisbane, Queensland
491 posts

Hey Rev evil, i bet you don't remember this:

http://www.ausgamers.com/forums/general/thread.php/2386289

11:38am 28/02/09 Permalink
mongie
Brisbane, Queensland
5974 posts
Trog, I have a question.

Can you make it either...

a) Look like the blue QGL page too... and link the blue theme to the blue search page etc.

b) Make the search page remember what theme you use, and direct you to the blue theme'd version of the thread if thats your default.

I can't seriously read "Theres something about Einstein" in the new colour scheme.
03:58pm 03/03/09 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
26237 posts
Trog, I have a question.

Can you make it either...

a) Look like the blue QGL page too... and link the blue theme to the blue search page etc.

b) Make the search page remember what theme you use, and direct you to the blue theme'd version of the thread if thats your default.

I can't seriously read "Theres something about Einstein" in the new colour scheme.
theming is coming later
04:17pm 03/03/09 Permalink
Triamks
Brisbane, Queensland
1898 posts
Mongie from page 2, post by Mr Hardware:

just remember guys, just copy the last 7 digits of an ausgamers thread and replace the last 7 digits of a qgl thread with them and you have your archaic thread in proper colours.
12:47am 04/03/09 Permalink
mongie
Brisbane, Queensland
5977 posts
I can't understand what Mr Hardware is saying...

but anyway, nice work Trog, we finally have a search function that works!
09:36am 04/03/09 Permalink
mooby
Brisbane, Queensland
4646 posts
04:07pm 04/03/09 Permalink
tequila
Sydney, New South Wales
1453 posts
mooby wins
classic hunter


05:13pm 04/03/09 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
24392 posts
haha, that was pretty funny
05:45pm 04/03/09 Permalink
Triamks
Brisbane, Queensland
1902 posts
I can't understand what Mr Hardware is saying...


I'm glad I'm not the only one.
09:04pm 04/03/09 Permalink
z0r
Brisbane, Queensland
1777 posts
I can't believe noone has any complaints or suggestions... are you implying its PERFECT?
still reeling from the functionality. and by that i mean that it functions. also, looking for the sufficient distance thread. someone who has more refined search parameters. GO!
11:26pm 04/03/09 Permalink
nF
Forum Hero
Wynnum, Queensland
15634 posts
that thread got deleted (probably by hunter)

theres an even funnier one on ocau if you can find it
08:53pm 05/03/09 Permalink
nF
Forum Hero
Wynnum, Queensland
15636 posts
09:24pm 05/03/09 Permalink
BigZub
Brisbane, Queensland
4918 posts
i didn't realise ive been a member since 2001.. but probably been through about 4 accounts!

Trog you never held up your end of the deal when i told you about the post counter bug... you're ment to unban my account, i hate you forever for it!
10:32pm 05/03/09 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
16114 posts
Here is one of my rapbattles from the rapbattle thread.

This was with some guy I f*****g hated and there was a rumour going around he got an STD from his asian gf.

[22:18] [nK`BlakeG] ok man no gangster s*** over here, this is blakes rhyme
[22:18] [nK`BlakeG] im only gonna say this: idlers dont vote dont cheer, 8 lines
[22:18] [nK`BlakeG] my asian girl is a slut and hope i get aids?
[22:18] [nK`BlakeG] say it again one more time to my face
[22:18] [nK`BlakeG]next time i see in person you u wont last
[22:18] [nK`BlakeG] u dont know me or my friends or my past
[22:18] [nK`BlakeG] seriously man duck ya head this is a warning
[22:18] [nK`BlakeG] wake u up im there over ya bed with a sword in the morning
[22:18] [nK`BlakeG] f*** pot just try some s*** on me dude
[22:18] [nK`BlakeG] u dont know me at all or what im goin thru
[22:18] * nK`BlakeG is out
[22:18] [nK`BlakeG] say it fpot
[22:18] [nK`BlakeG] dare ya
[22:18] [nK`BlakeG]c***.
[22:19] [S-unit|alphy] oooohhh dis is some nasty s***
[22:20] [S-unit|alphy] r u ready to reply a hiy to the s*** dat he jsut spit?
[22:20] [S-unit|alphy] ok ok fpot
[22:20] [S-unit|alphy] say 313
[22:20] [fpot] 313
[22:20] * reso has joined #rap-battle
[22:20] [S-unit|alphy] in 3
[22:20] [S-unit|alphy] 2
[22:20] [S-unit|alphy] 1
[22:20] [S-unit|alphy] dj hit it
[22:20] * dev spins it
[22:20] [fpot] what you just said blake, you call it a rhyme
[22:20] [fpot] I'd be more inclined to say it's a crime
[22:21] [fpot] when it comes from your mouth it sounds like s***
[22:21] [fpot] As for your asian girlfriend, I'd give her a hit
[22:21] [fpot] except that she has been touched by you
[22:21] [nK`BlakeG] oi man
[22:21] [nK`BlakeG] ur f***ed when i see you
[22:21] [nK`BlakeG] qgl
[22:21] [fpot] I don
[22:21] [nK`BlakeG] wheever
[22:21] [nK`BlakeG] f*** h ead
[22:21] [nK`BlakeG] im waring u
[22:21] [nK`BlakeG] c***
[22:21] [fpot] I don't give a f*** what you've been through
[22:21] [nK`BlakeG] ur f***ed
[22:21] [nK`BlakeG] i dont give a f***
[22:22] [fpot] the unfortunate thing is you are living today
[22:22] [fpot] I ain't suprised you got aids, you are obviously gay
[22:22] [fpot] -end-
01:40pm 06/03/09 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
11457 posts
oh snap!! *crosses arms on chest*
01:46pm 06/03/09 Permalink
nF
Forum Hero
Wynnum, Queensland
15643 posts
f*** the free world
09:01pm 06/03/09 Permalink
Kat
10596 posts
Just looking back and I got my own birthday thread from Kat

I didn't even know I knew your birthday :o

04:31pm 08/03/09 Permalink
nF
Forum Hero
Wynnum, Queensland
15672 posts
07:43pm 09/03/09 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
11555 posts
so when will this become the standard search function for qgl?
05:08pm 12/03/09 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
26322 posts
so when will this become the standard search function for qgl?
when I stop having to answer every time someone asks that even though the answer to it is in my original post and scattered throughout the thread repeatedly
05:14pm 12/03/09 Permalink
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