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SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003


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Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 1027
Posted:Dear all,

The discussion group search engine is slow and cumbersome (sp?) to work. Maybe why not so many people like using it .
This has been an on going concern for a long time.

In an effort to reduce repeated questions being asked and to help people find what they want I have created a beta version search engine that runs seperately to the bulletin board. It is a lot faster and searches other areas of the site too.

Click on HELP button at top right of page.

Does not search Social discussions or Introductions because I wanted more of a technical search engine related to poi/staff/fire etc.

You can actually type in questions "What is the history of Maori poi?"
BTW That page with history on it will soon be updated.
Still working on some of the settings to get it working at its best.

Will add a quick search box to the main page too once I get it working to my satisfaction.

As always I am keen to hear your comments.

Kindest regards


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Location: Townsville, QLD, Aust.

Total posts: 218
Posted:You've done it again Malcolm... you've made this place as FANTASTIC as it could ever be!!!

What would we do with out you?

Keep up the excellant work

And wherever you've gone and wherever we might go. It don't seem fair. Today just disappeared.




Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:Now all we need is a spellcheck.

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]


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BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

flash fire

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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 2758
Posted:nice one malcolm

too right about the spellcheck NYC I laughed my butt off at the display of irony we have in our current poll:

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Don't make mistaeks
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