Re: Search
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2018, 05:09:48 PM »
Anyway, I've managed to cobble up a solution. I can help with searches if anyone is having trouble finding a particular episode through words or names they might remember.

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Re: Search
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2018, 06:12:08 PM »
Anyway, I've managed to cobble up a solution. I can help with searches if anyone is having trouble finding a particular episode through words or names they might remember.

When you say a solution, do you mean to the mysterious "bimbo" issue? Apart from that, I wasn't aware of there being a problem with searching any more, and Adama has recently added a search facility to the Recent Episodes page to make it even easier.
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Re: Search
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2018, 10:44:02 PM »
Anyway, I've managed to cobble up a solution. I can help with searches if anyone is having trouble finding a particular episode through words or names they might remember.

When you say a solution, do you mean to the mysterious "bimbo" issue? Apart from that, I wasn't aware of there being a problem with searching any more, and Adama has recently added a search facility to the Recent Episodes page to make it even easier.

I made a local mirror of the addventure tree and indexed the HTML files. I can do text based searches now. (Kinda like google, but with all episodes considered)

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Re: Search
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2018, 09:59:52 PM »
Yeah I still get nothing when searching the term "bimbo".  I'm not nearly technical enough to start deciphering why Google does it but it is annoying.

Re: Search
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2018, 04:39:54 AM »
Yeah I still get nothing when searching the term "bimbo".  I'm not nearly technical enough to start deciphering why Google does it but it is annoying.


7000+ episodes with bimbo on it.
i would have guessed more really.

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Re: Search
« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2018, 04:13:09 PM »
Nice.  :) So you've mirrored the whole addventure? on your own machine? That's might impressive. How long did downloading that lot take?
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Re: Search
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2018, 02:04:59 AM »
Nice job.  I'd like to know more about it too.

I've thought about doing my own search-engine implementation for the Addventure, but a) the Addventure server doesn't have the capacity to support it and I don't have a server of my own, and b) Google isn't so bad, assuming that it ever finishes indexing the episodes on the new site.
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Re: Search
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2018, 07:41:15 PM »
it took about a week, but I intentionally didn't go for an intensive method in order to avoid any possible issues with the server.
it wasn't anything sophisticated, just generating the million plus possible episode addresses into a text file and feeding them to a downloader.
now i'm getting rid of the "create new episode" files to improve performance in the search program.

I tried using a crawler first, but I couldn't get it to work right on the site, probably the same reason google hasn't re-indexed the new site fully either.
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