Question: Bioconductor support site search missing results?
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gravatar for sarah.williams1
5 weeks ago by
Melbourne, Monash University
sarah.williams120 wrote:

Hi, Bioconductor support site question.

I'm noticing some potential brokenness in the bioconductor search box. It seems to produce little to no results. e.g. seaching 'MAST' yeilds nothing, and 'limma' only 9 results.

https://support.bioconductor.org/local/search/page/?q=MAST https://support.bioconductor.org/local/search/page/?q=limma

If I click through 'tags' I can bring results up no worries - they are many more issues for both of these. (So the short answer is use tags, or use google, but maybe I want to search on an error message?)

Searched on mac with firefox and safari. Reproduced on others' macs also. As an aside: Does the tag-notification system work off this?

Thanks, Sarah.

ADD COMMENTlink modified 5 weeks ago by Steve Lianoglou12k • written 5 weeks ago by sarah.williams120
Answer: Bioconductor support site search missing results?
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5 weeks ago by
Denali
Steve Lianoglou12k wrote:

This isn't really answering the question, but rather suggesting an alternative which has been suggested to others previously for you to try which should get you more relevant results:: just use google.

Punch in whatever search terms you want into google, and append site:support.bioconductor.org at the end of your query.

It might even make sense for the site's search bar to be rewritten to do that by default ... turns out that if Google is allowed to index your site, it's hard to beat them at the whole search thing ... :-)

ADD COMMENTlink written 5 weeks ago by Steve Lianoglou12k

No worries, thanks Steve - as long as the issue is known. Maybe the search box should just quietly go away :)

ADD REPLYlink written 5 weeks ago by sarah.williams120
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