Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Find groups and societies in Wigan

I've added another Signpost search box to the sidebar on the right (the third box under the heading "Search Signpost"). This one lets you find groups and societies in Wigan, but there are some limits:

  • It searches for keywords, like "dogs" or "music". It doesn't search for groups' names. Use the Signpost "Find resource" box for that. I know it's not ideal, but it's the best I can do without it getting more complicated.
  • It only searches for one keyword at a time, so don't try multiple search terms unless it's a phrase like "support group". Searching for "music charities" won't get you any results, but searching for each term on its own will.
  • Boring technical limitation - the field that this box searches can only contain up to 256 characters. This means that there is a finite limit on the amount of information that each record can contain. Any suggestions for new information to add to records would be great - use the Comment link to your heart's content - but bear in mind that there's only so much space.

So, please use this function to find your Wigan-based groups and societies. It's a work in progress though, and there isn't much listed so far! I'll keep plugging away though.

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