On Sun, 17 Feb 2008 17:27:38 -0500, Arthur Tabachneck <art297@NETSCAPE.NET>
>I haven't paid much attention, thus far with sasopedia, as I found its
>search engine to fail finding things which I knew were there (e.g., it
>will find 'where also' but fail to find 'where').
That is odd. Remember that it's always possible to use Google to search
sasCommunity.org. Maybe (hint, hint) Lex will set up a form for that.
In testing, I found something I don't like. When a sasCommunity.org search
turns up an exact match with a page title, it immediately loads that page
rather than presenting the search results.
>I used to rely on Google's search engine to search sas-l but, lately,
>Google hasn't been performing as well as it used to.
>Interestingly, I gave up on the UofG sas-l search capabilities a long time
>ago but, this afternoon, tried Lex's interface to that page.
>Surprisingly, his UofG sas-l search form resulted with far more hits than
As I understand things, most if not all praise (or criticism) should be
directed at L-Soft, developer of LISTSERV(R). UGA gets the search tool as
part of its LISTSERV license, and Lex's form passes searches to UGA.
>I used: http://www.lexjansen.com/sugi/index3.htm
>and searched for contents: excel
>with title containing: chance to make sas-l history
>To my pleasant surprise, it found the sas-l post currently being referred
>to. Google, itself, couldn't find any recent posts for 'chance to make
Try DOUBLE quotes
"chance to make sas-l history"
>I'm not saying that I'm not interested in supporting an effort to help
>others optimize their understanding and use of SAS but, rather, that I
>don't want to spend a lot of time on an effort unless I believe that it is
>necessary and will have a decent chance of succeeding.
I think it is the way to the future for the SAS user community online.
For any and all who will be at SAS Global Forum: Please come to the
sasCommunity.org panel discussion; see http://tinyurl.com/2d4k2z for details.