Perhaps the text for each forum could start "save time by searching *here* (link) first".
If one were to wish to put something at the start of each forum regarding searching, perhaps it would be a warning not to use the simple search...... but to use the advanced search at
http://moodle.org/mod/forum/search.php?id=5, but then, as you suggest, that only searches forums, and the search facility available for docs is wiki-ish....
Hence my suggestion that we attempt to facilitate access to to appropriate resources via an active lookup
Maybe I'm missing your point, but three results ain't nothing...
I suspect there's something wrong in google search engine itself.
I could reproduce both searches and a couple of more. For example
http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=98115#p434158 is posted by Marc on Friday, 30 May 2008, 07:16 AM and has line
This post is mostly not included to search results. If you test with different browsers or reload the seach page or click the link in
In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries very similar to the 3 already displayed. If you like, you can repeat the search with the omitted results included.
you may get different results every time. I got several times 0 to 9 results for both IE and FF with or without extra search...
I find the Google search on the front page my #1 resource for finding stuff, I'll bear that in mind if nothing else.
I don't blame google - it's good but maybe there are just too many www pages to search...
One interesting point is that if you change language results can vary a lot. For example one test in IE
And when you change browser number of results links is of course different...and when you click these links you probably get different results.
Hi, I am trying to implement a search field in my Moodle website and I see that at the present there are two options: Global Search which is not very user-friendly and Google search. (Although neither of them could return any results while searching for a word I entered in several places in a course.)
I see that in Moodle.org you are using some kind of customized Google search that doesn't lead you out of the moodle.org site.
¿Could you pass the code for it?