I don't know about that. Or maybe I just missed it. Anyway, if you read the opening post from the thread that inspired this debate, it raises a question I've wondered about and don't recall a definitive answer... see my question in the original thread, if interested.yakster wrote:Not much changes in the monthly Freeze Coffee threads. Just look at last month's thread.
Offer your ideas on how to improve the site or report problems.
Coffee should be about exploration, pleasing the senses and fun. Threads that bother us should just be ignored.
I love that - Sounds like you've been reading commentary by Conrad Black in The National Post!happy cat wrote:bored cantankery (new word?).
"You didn't buy an Espresso Machine - You bought a Chemistry Set!"
Pretending I wanted recent opinions on freezing coffee, I searched H-B for "freeze coffee 2019" several ways.happycat wrote:Dan runs an excellent site, his patience is enviable, his search function is very helpful.
1. Using "google search" within the site's search function. Got many results, but it seemed to ignore the "2019," showing posts and threads with dates all over the place.
2. Using the site's "native search" function. This gave one result.
3. Going to google and typing "site:home-barista.com freeze coffee 2019." This gave many results, all with posting dates in 2019, which is what I was looking for.
I use search strategy #3 on all occasions when I'm looking for date-specific info (usually the most recent info) on a topic within a forum.
The first option uses Google's custom search engine restricted to HB and the third option uses Google search and filters the result to HB. I expected them to produce identical results, but they didn't (difficult to say which was "better"). I've seen these sort of inconsistencies before and attributed it to Google tweaking the results based on your search history, referring URL, browser fingerprinting, and other data they've collected on you (especially if you're logged into Gmail or using a computer with a static IP). Kind of creepy.
I will use this answer also a form of an example. I didn't read what anybody else had said in this thread. How does that make you feel? If coming to a place that has a notion of an "information hub" or rather a place of ideas talked about and kept on record. Would it not be annoying when I think my own ideas or words are new without seeing what has already been said. Especially with a somewhat large amount of basic information to know beforehand, and the even larger amount of info already talked about. It seems disrespectful, to not take the time to be informed before asking a question that (unless you are on the cutting edge of growing/roasting/brewing/etc.) is not going to be a new one.