Joining KDE as Web developer

thorsten at thorsten at
Wed Jun 22 08:56:06 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.
> Anne

Here is what helped me most to get involved into the KDE community: hang
out on irc. E.g. surf to, log in with any
nickname to channel #kde-www or #kommunity (a very exclusive channel) and
get answers in real-time.

Jay, welcome to KDE :)


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