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Subject:  Re: Search boards by keyword? Date:  9/26/2020  8:15 AM
Author:  Goofyhoofy Number:  911111 of 911498

Google is a decent alternative, as others have noted up thread.

FWIW, Google is in the search business, and makes oodles of money from it. The Fool is not in the search business, and while they used to have a better search function, there is no money to be made from it on such a limited community of users, and worse, it costs money to index every post and purchase the software required to maintain such a database. Over time the number of posts increases geometrically, requiring larger servers, upgraded software, and maintenance, always the maintenance. The index is only additive; you have to keep every post forever - unless you want to have a crippled search function in the first place.

The overlords at the Fool decided that maintaining such an index was too costly and not productive enough to their mission to justify the expense, and frankly I agree with them. Google’s alternative, imperfect as it is, will suffice.
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