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jeff
    Search for your blog or site... >> @manton: Announcing Searchpath: http://www.manton.org/2013/02/announcing_searchpath.html
    sethclifford
      @manton Very cool! Like the implementation a lot.
      bradchoate
        @manton Awesome and congratulations! Maybe your crawler hasn’t caught up, but trying “Searchpath” as a search on your site gives no results.
        manton
          @bradchoate Oh, that's funny. Yeah, it hasn't updated yet — I'm working on getting it to be aware of RSS feeds so it can pick up new posts quicker.
          kevinhoctor
            @manton Wow, Searchpath looks great! Congrats!
            jtrainer
              @manton Congrats on Searchpath. You’re on a roll!
              ben
                @manton That's cool, congrats
                kevinhoctor
                  @manton I use Sphider right now on nothirst.com. I'm looking forward to giving Searchpath a go.
                  manton
                    @kevinhoctor Cool, let me know if you have any questions!
                    kevinhoctor
                      @manton Just one: why can't Searchpath find "Searchpath" on your site. ;)
                      edwardloveall
                        @manton Congrats! Great idea for a service.
                        manton
                          @kevinhoctor Fixed! You're the second person to mention that, so yeah, that wasn't a good first impression. :-)
                          kevinhoctor
                            @manton How often does it reindex a site?
                            neilmcguiggan
                              @manton That looks awesome, congrats! I can’t wait to actually make a site worth putting it on! But seriously, I can’t wait til it becomes a standard, which it surely will, at least informally.
                              manton
                                @kevinhoctor Currently once a day, but there's a link to force it to go right away. Also working on RSS smarts so that it will pick up new posts quickly.
                                kevinhoctor
                                  @manton It looks great. I'll dig into it more this weekend and see if I can switchover.
                                  npt
                                    @manton Congratulations on the launch!
                                    billkunz
                                      @manton Right on, congratulations and best of luck. :)
                                      theory
                                        @manton Oh, very nice. Congratulations on the launch!
                                        johnbrayton
                                          @manton Congratulations. Checking it out.
                                          johnbrayton
                                            @manton Do you have any limits on either number of requests or amount of content at that price? You probably don't want to be the search provider for apple.com for $8/month. ;-)
                                            manton
                                              @johnbrayton Good question. Currently there is no limit. My thinking is that smaller sites will balance it out, but I'm just going to see who signs up and tweak the plans for new customers if I have to.
                                              blakehill
                                                @manton Just brilliant. And desperately needed. Congrats.
                                                apparentsoft
                                                  @manton looks great. Audacious project, too. You've got a good eye on what's needed in web app space; and the ability to execute it, too. I'd love to discuss some of this with you at NSConference.
                                                  manton
                                                    @apparentsoft Thanks! Sounds good, really looking forward to NSConference.
                                                    tullyhansen
                                                      @manton Totally not the correct question to ask, I’m sure (sufficiently geeky for App.net, insufficiently so for Wordpress), but: this doesn’t stand a chance of making Tumblr site search work worth a damn, does it?
                                                      pyrmont
                                                        @manton This is one of those ideas that seems obvious once someone’s done it. Good sign :)
                                                        manton
                                                          @tullyhansen It's a pretty easy drop-in replacement for Tumblr's search; just requires customizing the HTML theme to add the Searchpath tag. I created a test Tumblr site to try it out: http://searchpeter.tumblr.com/
                                                          rygood
                                                            @manton very cool. I'm super interested in the way the user implements it. I'm working on something that is implemented similarly. I'd be very happy to here more about it and your pricing scheme. Great work. I signed up immediately.
                                                            thedaveca
                                                              @manton how long should searchpath take for the initial index? (I realize this is a “how long is a string” question, but are you expecting minutes, hours or days?)
                                                              manton
                                                                @thedaveca Closer to minutes ideally, but there have been a few hiccups and many sites aren't finished. I'm fixing some problems and then will check everything that's registered.
                                                                jonathanpenn
                                                                  @manton really like this. I’ve already put it on my site. Any chance you’ll build an asynchronous JS snippet? Browser blocks and doesn’t render rest of page while it’s downloading your copy of jQuery.
                                                                  manton
                                                                    @jonathanpenn Yes, if you make your own search form, you can pass id=whatever to the JS and put it at the bottom of your page so it doesn't interfere much. See the Docs page for a brief overview.
                                                                    manton
                                                                      @jonathanpenn Also, I might experiment more with using an existing jQuery version if you already use it on your site. I'd love to eliminate that download.
                                                                      jonathanpenn
                                                                        @manton awesome! And, yes, I should have RTFM. :)
                                                                        jonathanpenn
                                                                          @manton I was actually going to fork your script to do that. :)
                                                                          manton
                                                                            @jonathanpenn :-) I wonder if my JavaScript should be on GitHub. Trying to think of any downsides… For now, you may also be able to self-host a fork if you really wanted to, with tweaks.
                                                                            jonathanpenn
                                                                              @manton yeah, I would just copy it for the time being into my site. I’ll punt on it, though. It’s not critical. The asynchronous part was the most important. I’m just picky about download sizes. :)
                                                                              jonathanpenn
                                                                                @manton FYI, you might want to mention in the docs that most modern browsers support an “async” attribute on the script tag. Then they can put the tag anywhere they want. https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/HTML/Element/script
                                                                                frankieroberto
                                                                                  @manton interesting! On what basis do the search results get ranked? Just term frequency / placement or do you factor in recency?
                                                                                  manton
                                                                                    @frankieroberto Yeah, basic frequency/placement (it is based on Elasticsearch). Recency isn't factored in, but that's a good suggestion. I'll investigate. Thanks!
                                                                                    thedaveca
                                                                                      @manton Fair enough… I’ll be patient :) I put the search box on my homepage, but it’s obscurely located for now, so odds are that no one will notice.
                                                                                      tullyhansen
                                                                                        @manton Wow! You know Tumblr search is usually laughable, right? Colour me impressed!
                                                                                        manton
                                                                                          @tullyhansen Thanks! I didn't have much experience with Tumblr search before, so I'm glad this might be useful for more blogs on Tumblr.
                                                                                          manton
                                                                                            @thedaveca I checked yours and it should be ready now. Sorry about the delay! Let me know if you have any questions.
                                                                                            thedaveca
                                                                                              @manton No worries about the delay, hope I wasn't getting annoying, I'm just always excited when I have a new toy. That blog is mostly a test-bed for features I might roll out to clients; this will be interesting :)
                                                                                              frankieroberto
                                                                                                @manton elasticsearch has quite a few options. Getting 'relevancy' right is generally the hard bit with site search. Like your UI a lot though. Have you thought about autocomplete?
                                                                                                manton
                                                                                                  @thedaveca Definitely not annoying! The service wasn't quite as reliable as I would've liked on day 1, but it's getting there. Thanks again.
                                                                                                  manton
                                                                                                    @frankieroberto Only a little (and it has been requested). I'd like to experiment with it.