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Fossidarity wrote

Raddle is run by volunteers who pay all the server costs out of their own pocket, a search bar takes a lot of CPU, memory and disk space and would make this a lot more expensive. A good alternative is to do a query on duckduckgo.com with site:raddle.me.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

For sharper search, using duckduckgo you can do something like this though

site:raddle.me inurl:f/ForumName search terms

If any users want to get together money for the site to have a search bar they are welcome.

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hjek wrote (edited )

a search bar takes a lot of CPU, memory and disk space

I'm not too familiar with PostGreSQL, but with SQLite full text search is very light on resources if they're done using an inverted index index (rather than running LIKE on every row).

But, whatever.

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ziq wrote

If you can do it without using Elasticsearch then please do:

https://gitlab.com/edgyemma/Postmill

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hjek wrote

If you can do it without using Elasticsearch then please do:

I'll see if I can give the SQL a look, but I do have fear of PHP. Postmill seems to require some PHP extensions that are not available in the Arch repos. What's the recommended way of getting Postmill up and running?

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neverinNJ wrote

Even if there was a search bar, some people would be gripping about missing features. Accept that we have a space like Raddle at all and the thankless hours moderators and admins put in.

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hjek wrote (edited )

Accept that we have a space like Raddle at all and the thankless hours moderators and admins put in.

I agree to some extend. I'm new to this site, and it looks like a well-built Reddit clone. I enjoyed reading about the purpose and motivations of the site and particularly What is wrong with Reddit. Cool that it's released as free software now that Reddit's gone proprietary. So thanks! Great job!

Even if there was a search bar, some people would be gripping about missing features.

I think it's strange to perceive issue reports as "gripes" or complaints. I raised a similar issue with Anarki (which is a community maintained fork of the Hacker News source code) a while ago, and I did eventually commit a search bar to the repository (even if it's a bit simplistic due to HN not using a database).

Maybe I should have phrased the question differently?

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neverinNJ wrote

I was not talking about you hjek (or anyone else) and sorry if it seemed that way. Your query was very reasonable, I was commenting in general . Even if feature x is provided, it is human nature to want more bells and whistles. That is all I meant and nothing else should be read into it,

Full Disclosure: Whether in a post or actions, I try to come from a place of gratitude and non-harming.

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hjek wrote

Even if feature x is provided, it is human nature to want more bells and whistles.

That's true, but I was also describing specific problems I had navigating this site, and how the feature I suggested would fix those. I don't think it can be put in the bells and whistles category (alongside infinite scroll and animated gif search).

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Fossidarity wrote

I appreciate this comment and these type of sentiments don't make the work thankless at all to me :)

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rot wrote

we seriously need to bookmark the explanation of why there's no search feature on the side of the site