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Re: I hate OTN now (and Metalink's searches)

From: Joel Garry <>
Date: 26 Mar 2004 15:32:13 -0800
Message-ID: <> (Dusan Bolek) wrote in message news:<>...
> Brian Peasland <> wrote in message news:<>...
> > {rant on}
> >
> > Why oh why did OTN decide to bury the links to the docs way down in the
> > lower right hand corner of the page? It was hard enough to get people to
> > access the docs when it was an easy click from the top of the page. Now
> > I have to scroll down to the bottom, pull down a menu, and select an
> > item.
> >
> > {rant off}
> >
> > {rant on 2}
> >
> > Why oh why did Metalink decide to "improve" my searching by getting rid
> > of the quick search ability from the home page? Now I have to click on a
> > button to get to advanced searching.
> >
> > {rant off 2}

I was holding off until I was certain that I had gone through any learning curve, but since so many others are echoing my initial thoughts, "me too."

I'm wondering if they lost in transition a whole bunch of AI regarding what docs should be bought up by what queries. Did they even have such a thing? I always just assumed that's what the "did this article help solve your problem?" submission was for. And almost never submitted it.

> And another rant. Are others here satisfied with Metalink search
> engine? I would prefer Google search instead of Oracle's. In all cases
> when I try to find something in the beginning are useless docs,
> usually some patches for VMS or for Oracle Application. Strange is
> that when I looked into them from curiosity, there was not a single
> occurence of any of my words used in the search. :-(

My preference would be for regexp. I thought that was part of Oracle these days. It's predictable enough it can have front-ends for other styles if necessary. Google is written for the non-techie, not that there's anything wrong with that. I think google is at its peak and will decline with MS entering the space.


-- is bogus.
When did google start allowing searches for SQL*Plus?  Dang, it didn't
used to.
Received on Fri Mar 26 2004 - 17:32:13 CST

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