I have read that the admins of this site are opposed to different support board software, but the search feature of this forum is not very good.
For example, I have been keeping an eye on a couple of the threads related to Coppermine, and would like to see other items related to Coppermine and other ways users have integrated or used Coppermine to compliment their WordPress installation.
However, the search only brings up a limited number of thread matches (only 15 and in some cases only 5 if they are the same in all 3 post categories shown in the search), not every thread that deals with Coppermine. While this isn’t a big deal for what I am searching for, it can be really frustrating when trying to find a solution to a particular problem and error when the 15 links that “match” your search criteria are almost related, but don’t quite help solve your problem.
I have read the arguments against using other software, but I strongly encourage the admins of this site to reconsider, at a minimum, the way the search results are returned if they will not consider other forum software for this support forum.
Also, I know you can use Google to seach this site, but why not just offer a helpful search tool here? Why rely on Google to crawl this site when the posts are all stored in a searchable database anyways? Then you don’t need to wait on Google to index a new post that might help solve your problem or improve your site?
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