Community Forum: Search

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ford.clancy
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The search capability in the community forum is very weak. Any broad search returns dozens of articles, and the order is apparently entirely arbitrary... This makes it very difficult to use effectively.

A more descriptive entry (version?, classification/type?, experience level?, severity?,tag suggestion?,...) and search logic would make the accumulated experience of users far more valuable.

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Submitted by Sean McP on Wed, 08/24/2016 - 22:01

Completely agree, the current method is completely dreadful

Submitted by antoine.mottier on Thu, 09/08/2016 - 12:16

I agree as well. Current search will search across all bonitasoft web sites including for example documentation. I think a first iteration would be to have a search that focus on searching only in the forum.

Submitted by ford.clancy on Wed, 09/14/2016 - 21:31

We need search to limit to the forum, the projects, etc., as well as to somehow classify the posts, i.e., version, date, tag... currently it appears to be a full-text search, which is great, in its own way, but useless when the topic is Bonita features/problems/techniques and issues - they're basically all the same.

Another significant limitation on the forum is the inability to sort the results - the results of the searches can be dozens of posts, and viable results may be on the first or the 32nd page. Not useful.

Anything that will improve search and classification will help, I am sure.

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