Joining KDE as Web developer

Anne Wilson annew at
Wed Jun 22 08:33:04 UTC 2011

On Tuesday 21 Jun 2011 22:44:36 Lukas wrote:
> Hi Jay,
> Just came to my head. Its more a brain dump, but since *base and forums are
> not going to be replaced with different CMS soon, I see no reasons why
> not..
> Build custom search interface for
> - AJAX based Live search
> - searching in BOTH forums and userbase
> - display results in 2 column layout one for each resource
> - Something like
> Why?
> - Current search on forums s***. It shows EACH reply matching query(not the
> thread) sorted by date, not relevance. In most cases it makes search
> worthless, as 2-5 latest posts can take even 3 search result pages. Users
> almost never goes below 1-2 :(
> - Answer might also be documented on user base, so we can avoid some
> redundant questions
> How to sort?
> - Something like:
> SELECT title, intro FROM forums WHERE body='$query' GROUP BY thread_id
> ORDER BY solved, view_count
> Web team, what do you think?
> Cheers,
> Lukas

I love the idea.  Not being a developer, I leave feasibility questions to 
others, but I'm very aware that there is both duplication and complementary 
information on Forum and UserBase, and currently no easy way to keep them in 
sync.  The ability to find information across both would be fabulous.  And 
yes, it would need to be easily reached from either base.

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