I’ve been a member of Ars Technica for over 7 years now and I’ve never been a fan of its search functionality. Tonight was the last straw so I whipped up a quick-and-dirty Firefox add-on to search the Open Forum.
Please remember this is quick-and-dirty so its features are a little limited. That being said, below is its meager feature list.
- Automatically sets the “Site” parameter to “episteme.arstechnica.com”
- Automatically sets the “All Words” parameter to whatever you type into the search box.
I feel the add-on lacks the following.
- A pretty Ars Technica icon. Anyone care to donate one?
- Advanced search features such as “Exact Phrase,” “At Least One,” and “Without.”
If you have any comments or suggestions, please post a comment or email me.