Poor wiki search? [closed]

asked 2012-07-14 10:17:55 -0500

Hyon Lim gravatar image

updated 2012-07-14 11:49:39 -0500

joq gravatar image

Hi. This question is not for ROS, but for search engine of wiki. I was looking for "ros install for beagle board". So I typed in the search on ros website "beagle". But there was nothing useful results.

However, very suprisingly, when I typed in Google search engine it gives following result.


What???? Why the ROS wiki search engine so bad? It is serious problem because there is no page that describes all the page of ros. So search engine is crucial. However, what a poor search engine!

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Closed for the following reason Question does not follow our guidelines for questions. Please see: http://wiki.ros.org/Support for more details. by tfoote
close date 2012-08-09 23:46:51


I've also noticed that the wiki search is pretty bad. I've found that unless you know exactly what you're looking for, google usually works better.

Dan Lazewatsky gravatar image Dan Lazewatsky  ( 2012-07-14 11:14:45 -0500 )edit

Right... Why willow garage does not correct this?

Hyon Lim gravatar image Hyon Lim  ( 2012-07-17 00:08:49 -0500 )edit

This might be a question for @tfoote, or could warrant a ticket being filed.

Dan Lazewatsky gravatar image Dan Lazewatsky  ( 2012-07-17 05:50:00 -0500 )edit

The wiki search is google site search. Not sure why it's was having so much trouble. It seems to be working better now.

tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2012-08-09 23:46:32 -0500 )edit