Housekeeping: New TTAG Search Function

I know the TTAG search function has, until now, sucked. You’ve told us so, time and again. And so I’ve done something about it. With cooperation from Google, I’ve created a higher caliber custom search engine that combines the magic of that famous Google fu and returns only TTAG content when queried. Try it yourself. Give the search box in the upper right hand corner a whirl and let me know if anything looks broken. Thanks.

comments

  1. avatar anonymous says:

    I hadn’t heard any complaints about the search function until today.

    But you can search any site simply by entering

    searchterm site:sitename

    on Google, Yahoo, etc. For example:

    supermodel site:thetruthaboutguns.com

    Search engines have been working that way for years.

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      Oh, I’ve always done it the opposite way:

      site:sitename “searchterm”
      (with or without quotes, depending on what I wanted)

      I like the new search box, specifically three things: first, that it pops up over the current window; second, that I can sort by relevance or date; and third, that I can middle-click the links to pop them into a new tab, and then close the search window to return to the page I was on.

      I was good at doing it the manual way, but this will save me keystrokes. Full of win.

    2. avatar Daniel Silverman says:

      I see what you did there!! 😉

  2. avatar Andy says:

    Thanks…now can you please PLEASE stop your Facebook posts from cross-posting to Twitter? Everything you post ends up on Twitter twice.

    1. avatar Nick Leghorn says:

      I just turned off the twitter integration. Everything should now flow TTAG -> FB -> Twitter.

      Let me know if things stop working.

      1. avatar Andy says:

        Seems to be working, thanks!

  3. avatar Wyatt says:

    Works nice! Yesterday I was looking for your reloading guides, and had to search TTAG via Google instead.

    Glad to see a functional search 🙂

  4. avatar avenger1 says:

    Sweet! It works. Thank you.

  5. avatar Thomas Paine says:

    Something is still wrong. “Hot Jewish Chicks” comes up empty. Please fix.

    1. Um, give ‘hot ISRAELI chicks’ a try.

  6. avatar In Memphis says:

    I couldnt find Waldo, Carmen Sandiego or Chuck Norris.

    FAIL!

    1. avatar Mr. Lighter says:

      That’s because you don’t find Chuck Norris. Chuck Norris finds you.

  7. avatar Clank says:

    [… L]et me know if anything looks broken.

    Anything? Inclusive of SB 150 and Dianne Feinstein’s brain?

  8. avatar jkp says:

    Doesn’t seem to be working on Mac using OS X 10.6.4/Safari 5.0.2 — just a big white translucent overlay, nothing else.

    1. avatar Nick Leghorn says:

      I think you’ll see that the problem is that you’re trying to use a piece of fruit as a computer.

      Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to work in Safari. I’ll see if there’s a workaround, as apparently 21.6% of visitors use that browser.

      1. avatar Chaz says:

        OS war…! ;->

        My OSX Safari 5.1.7 seems mostly OK. I got one white screen but then retried the search and it worked.

  9. avatar Jay W. says:

    It rocks!

  10. avatar Biofire says:

    Works with Safari for me. But sometimes, it puts a translucent screen with the content over the page. Other times, it puts the search results in a sidebar. Either is fine with me.

    Thanks for doing this!

    1. avatar Nick Leghorn says:

      I was fiddling with it 😉

  11. avatar ScottG says:

    “High Calibre” search engine? Watch out, that might get banned.

    1. avatar In Memphis says:

      Only if it can search for more than ten items (seven in applicable states) at one time

    2. avatar Derek says:

      Lol. “No one needs a high velocity search engine with a semi-automatic assault mouse. Think of the Children!”

  12. avatar Tom L. says:

    Nick, I would suggest working up a search engine through http://www.startpage.com (the world’s most private search engine) they use Google, and do not record your IP address, or search results for Big Brother. Know thy enemy…

  13. avatar g says:

    Looks good, Nick.

    Now if you kind folks at TTAG could just make a search button that finds me places that sell ammo at pre-crazy prices?

    kthnx.

  14. avatar Wiebelhaus says:

    Oh man, that works great!

  15. avatar Javier says:

    Well done !!!!

    1. avatar bontai Joe says:

      Yes, it works WELL!

  16. avatar James1000 says:

    So, I was messing around with the function and found one flaw….there are far too many posts with “Mikeb” embedded. Hoy….

  17. avatar Bruce says:

    Looks great on my PC.

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