Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#6454 closed defect (wontfix)

Investigate using startpage.com as the search engine for *.torproject.org websites

Reported by: phobos Owned by: phobos
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Description

We currently lack a good way of searching the various websites hosted at torproject.org. Trac includes a basic search engine. The blog includes a basic search engine. We've experimented with yacy in the past. The common method is to search google with the site:torproject.org restriction in the query. Startpage offers similar functionality without all of the data aggregation.

Consider adding search boxes to the website, trac, and blog that use startpage for the content search. Using the startpage host: parameter, one can restrict the domain to the requesting site (such as www, blog, or trac).

As a test, I've been using this method for the past few weeks to find documentation, wiki pages, and bug tickets faster than other methods. Startpage.com is noticeably faster than ixquick.com and seems to return more accurate results. For example: 'bridges host:www.torproject.org' returns the bridge documentation as the first result.

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Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by phobos

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

they dropped the project.

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