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sparkysparky 

search indexing on this site is a little screwy

Just a quick note to the webmasters of this "developerforce" site: while the search feature has gotten a lot better over the last few years, it's still quite difficult to find what you want using the built-in search, and I often get better results using google to search your site.

 

One thing I just noticed: your indexing routine for Ideas and board postings seems to be indexing the entire UI of the site, not just the content of the idea or post!  For example, here's a search I just did:

 

http://screencast.com/t/Jmz1Ryuss2ds

 

The yellow boxes are from navigation elements like the menus at the top, not from any content particular to the postings/ideas!   In this case it makes it much more difficult to find stuff that's actually relevant, because "partner" is a very important element of what I'm looking for (since it's about the partner portal), but due to this indexing it thinks every forum post contains that word.

 

 

Message Edited by sparky on 09-14-2009 06:33 PM