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Searching type changed to FULLTEXT

Posted 20-03-2008 at 07:03 by (A day in the life of the FIAT Forum)

Updated the way vBulletin does its searching to use MYSQL based FULLTEXT indexes instead of the ancient Word table method it used before.

Some of the advantages include:
  • Less PHP resources used because the indexing takes place in MySQL.
  • No need to maintain the postindex and word tables which can take up a lot of space.
  • Natural Language and Phrase searching is available.
  • Can Sort by relevancy for better results
  • Default search in vBulletin's latest versions.
  • Can support more
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"Thank You" now across all forums

Posted 29-12-2007 at 18:58 by (A day in the life of the FIAT Forum)

As a number of useful posts had started popping up in non-car forums, the decision was made to allow "thank you"s to be given to any posts (in any forum).

However, this doesn't mean it's a chance for a thank you free for all - people abusing the system will be banned from giving "thanks" - so use it only when you should!
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Google Ads

Posted 14-03-2007 at 08:06 by (A day in the life of the FIAT Forum)

Experimenting with Google Ad placements to see what works best.

Removed from after last post to see if it affects the revenue much as I know a load of you hated it
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