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08-03-2005, 12:24 AM
Hello Folks! Thanks for the great feedback on our humorous look at MMOG Terminology.  We also had some great feedback on our Meta Search Tool, and made some changes accordingly to make it faster, more efficient and more focused.  We still need people to get in there and stress test it for us.  It has taken the load so far without many hiccups.   For those that haven't checked it out, in a nutshell you throw in a quest name, item name, map name, etc. and the tool goes out and searches all of the top EQ2 sites for information on that keyword.  It then gives you a list of links to sites that have the information you are after.   Instead of searching TenTonHammer.com and then searching Allakhazam and then going to OGaming and then going to WarCry before giving up and heading to Google you get results from all of these places in one search.    The sites that have the information you are looking for get the traffic.   Think of it like a focused Google that only covers the particular game you are interested in.   One of the features we are adding is a real-time list of most searched keywords.   This should be a tremendous boon to the fansites as they will know what people are interested in and can build their content accordingly.   We would love it if you could help beta test it.   Breaking it and smashing it to pieces is encouraged.   So far, nobody has put much of a dent in it.  You can check it out at:  Search.TenTonHammer.com  Thanks as always for your help! Boomjack TenTonHammer.com <div></div>

08-03-2005, 03:34 AM
<DIV>This is a great idea as it not only generates a good list of sites and info, but of course directs traffic to them.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Nice work</DIV>

08-05-2005, 12:42 AM
Thanks!  A great compliment coming from the Caster's Realm crew. The heavy traffic we received from the last posting helped us optimize the search tool.   We are still working on making it faster and if there is a slow site in the search queue it holds up the show, but we're getting there thanks to the folks that are hammering away at it. Please try to break it for us if your time permits.   The next time you need lookup a quest, item, etc., give it a shot and give us your feedback.   We appreciate it! The URL is: Search.TenTonHammer.com Boomjack TenTonHammer.com <div></div>

08-13-2005, 10:00 PM
<DIV>Good Search engine pulling from other sites, my only gripe is you have to be very specific in your search, and doing so sometimes gets no results at all. I did some full qwuest name searches and they came up empty but those sites you outsource to do have information in their database regarding what i typed.  Great work though, does partial searches very well and on the whole its pretty easy to gain the information quickly.</DIV><p>Message Edited by Espyderman on <span class=date_text>08-13-2005</span> <span class=time_text>11:01 AM</span>