[arch-general] Forums search interval

Isaac Dupree ml at isaac.cedarswampstudios.org
Wed Oct 19 12:37:07 EDT 2011

On 10/18/2011 03:59 PM, Heiko Baums wrote:
> And does Google really need to know everything?

The forum content is public - Google already knows that.

Your search isn't - I am using DuckDuckGo now for that reason - they 
have an excellent non-tracking policy.  I used to use "Scroogle" but 
DuckDuckGo's results seem at least as good as Google's to me now.

> And what is the forums'
> search function for?

Speculation: If it was phpBB, I'd definitely say "because Google hadn't 
become ubiquitous by then" (Google only started in 1997!).  In fact it's 
FluxBB, which started in 2008 as a fork of PunBB, which might be as old 
as 2002 or 2003 judging by the footers of these PunBB-related forums: 
http://www.punres.org/ http://punbb.informer.com/forums/ .


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