Winter news

About 3 months have passed since our last news update. We've
implemented number of new features in this time and started few
new projects. Here is the short list:

  • Fine grain control over indexing and caching
  • Browse LiveJournal content by tags
  • Find Journals by their name and description
  • Image Search.

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LjSEEK.COM: September News

Huh, We're late with update this month, also instead of description
of new nice features we've implemented you've got downtime warning in
the start of October.

Now there are finally some good news.

First we're pleased to say stability problems seems to disappear the
same mysterious way as they came. The box is not crashing everytime we
start to update index any more while we were told no hardware was replaced
or anything.

Second - we're pleased to announce we're moving this service from rental
servers to our own collocation faculty in San Jose. At the same time
we're doing software updates - this version is up and running at
http://beta.ljseek.com - give it a try and let us know the problems
you'll find out. We should point main site to the same location soon.
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LjSEEK.COM Search service experiencing downtime.

Our search service is temporary unavailable. We're working on problem
resolution and will try to fix it as soon as possible.

Technical Details:

Our main search index server is having hardware problems right now - it
just powers off itself during times of high load. Unfortunately our
hosting provider was yet unable to resolve the problem.

LjSEEK.COM and Privacy

Recently we've been getting lot of questions and requests regarding
privacy. The privacy is extremely important to us. Usually journal owners appreciate
their posts to be searchable, which increases journal audience allows to
find more friends and get more comments, some however would like to limit
visibility. But how do you discover what journal owner really wants ?

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The month has passed since we write any news. We have not been lazy, on
the contrary we have been adding features so did not have
time to tell about them.

Main Changes:

  • Images from posts are shown in snippets  (example)
  • URLs are now indexed in posts
  • Search results are available in RSS format   (example)
  • Posts Linking to given journal are visible   (example)
  • See which posts are indexed   (example)
  • -Strict/Normal/Relaxed match modes
  • New Service http://www.ljpic.com


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Development news update.

We're continuing working hard adding new features and improving old
ones. Last two weeks passed as productive and rewarding we got a lot of
feedback and questions from users so we could extend our FAQ section.
We're however hungry for more. Tell us what you like in our service,
what you do not and what would you like to see.

Exciting news came from LiveJournal.COM - LjSEEK.COM search service is
now used to provide users search withing their own journals. Go to user
profile (example <http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=ljseek>
and click on magnifying glass. This should make access to our service
much more convenient for LiveJournal users looking things withing their
own journal. If you would like to be able to have quick access to
global search function you can still use our personal search form
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LjSEEK.COM: Development News Update

During last week we worked hard to add few nice features to our service.
- Other 20.000 communities are now being indexed. We're still adding
few thousands per day. Once link to community is found in indexed
journal it is set for indexing, so you should not do anything special
to add your community to the index.

- We've added "relaxed search mode", which will find posts even if they
do not contain all keywords from search phrase. It will be automatically
offered to you if normal search matches no documents (example)

- We now catch spelling errors and offer you to search corrected phrase.
It is not as smart as Google's advices but still well catches most
typical spelling errors (example)

- Finally we've created personal search form, which you can place on
your website, add to memories or include in your user info page.
Here is sample form for [info]ljseek user.


Get your own code!


LjSEEK.COM - New Name, New Look, New Features.

Major service update took place. We have changed service name, improved
look and feel and added a lot of new features. More improvements are on
a way. The feature we've asked the most - ability to limit search to
your own journal is now here - take a look advanced search page.
We've also created [info]ljseek - LiveJournal user, which will have news and
development progress announcements posted. Feel free to add it to your friends.

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