Is there a search function?


#1

and if so how does it work?


#2

It’s the magnifying glass at top right. Click Options for pop-up help.


#3

thanks. it looks like the search scans all text which is more of a CPU hog, but it makes finding stuff so much better.


#4

How do I get rid of my email address that shows in my profile page ?


#5

Nobody else except admins can see your email. If you look at your profile while not logged in you can see it’s hidden.


#6

Not quite - it uses the sql database’s built-in “full text search engine” with “stemming”, which makes the CPU impact negligible (which is why search is available to anonymous users).


#7

Interesting. Which DBMS is it?


#8

Discourse runs with a Postgres database. Here’s the documentation on the full-text search features:

http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.3/static/textsearch-intro.html