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    Publish posts on Google

    I am ignorant when it comes to internet stuff...so allow me to ask this Q!

    The lounge is so valuable info wise....so what does it take to have posts published on Google?? When I do Google searches, I often see other forums post replies published as links after doing a google search. Why are the valuable answers of this site not found on Google searches!!

    Is there other issues involved??

    Just asking!
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    Re: Publish posts on Google

    The Lounge data is held in a database, and Google can't search it and formulate it into a viewable page the way the Lounge software can.

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    Re: Publish posts on Google

    Will this approach ever be considered in the future? It could be a great advert for the lounge too. I notice other forums add; - "To see the answer to this post, sign up here!"

    I know that this site is unique and has its own flavours and traditions....and actually its the way I like it! My questions again are just out of curiosity.

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    Re: Publish posts on Google

    I doubt if it will change in the foreseeable future - it would mean totally new software and transferring all the data we have now into another format.

    Other forums that require you to sign up for the answer - in my view anyway - either simply want to boost their list of members (and possibly email addresses) for commercial reasons, or are trying to prevent search engines getting at their data. There is one well know one (whose name escapes me now), where they have the question followed by "To see the answer to this post......" but you will often find the answer lower down the page after you scroll through advert after advert.

    But tell me, just what does this site taste of to you?

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    Re: Publish posts on Google

    Nectarines <img src=/S/yum.gif border=0 alt=yum width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Publish posts on Google

    If Google could do a search here so can the Spammers". This is one of the reasons that <img src=/S/eileen.gif border=0 alt=eileen width=17 height=15> stayed with this method.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Publish posts on Google

    Rudi,

    If it ain't broke.....don't fix it !
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    Re: Publish posts on Google

    Agreed! <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>
    I like it as it is...hence sterssing inmy replies to Leif that it was more for curiosity sake!
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    Re: Publish posts on Google

    Ok, Rudi, I've created the attached just for you. You can't say we don't aim to please here on the lounge!

    (If it doesn't work, make the reference to the Microsoft HTML Object Library is selected)
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    Re: Publish posts on Google

    Dave...it is quite some workbook! Slightly out of context based on the original post, but I have to give you a solid <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15> for ingenuity, creativity and opportunity!

    Well done...and an interesting tool!

    Tx a mil!
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    Re: Publish posts on Google

    <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>Thanks, Rudi.
    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>It was certainly more fun than the work I'm meant to be doing! <img src=/S/snore.gif border=0 alt=snore width=32 height=15>

    I've noticed that the links in the lounge results bit don't actually work properly. I might try and fix that and convert the whole thing into a web page at some point. <img src=/S/nerd.gif border=0 alt=nerd width=20 height=21>

    And as a possible future development, I could try to combine the results into one list, sorted by relevance <img src=/S/nerd.gif border=0 alt=nerd width=20 height=21> <img src=/S/headthrob.gif border=0 alt=headthrob width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/newbrain.gif border=0 alt=newbrain width=21 height=22> <img src=/S/nerd.gif border=0 alt=nerd width=20 height=21> and then we'd have a search engine to answer your original post <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>.

    Ooh, you've got me going now... <img src=/S/lightbulb.gif border=0 alt=lightbulb width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/nosleep.gif border=0 alt=nosleep width=27 height=15> I need to be careful or I might turn into Jezza <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>Have I overdone the smileys?
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    Re: Publish posts on Google

    Please keep in mind while using this workbook that searches across all forums are a relatively heavy load on the Lounge server.

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    Re: Publish posts on Google

    I've now corrected the errors in the lounge hyperlinks, but we should bear <img src=/S/hansv.gif border=0 alt=HansV width=27 height=26>'s warning (<post:=530,958>post 530,958</post:>) in mind, too.
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    Re: Publish posts on Google

    Simple - just add some code that limits queries from .za to one a week. <img src=/S/innocent.gif border=0 alt=innocent width=20 height=20>

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    Re: Publish posts on Google

    <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> Did you mean to hit the "Post" button there, Leif?

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>At this rate, I have a feeling this thread might end up in Scuttlebutt sooner or later and my workbook will be lost to the world <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>
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