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 TWGS Search Engine Debuts! 
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There are hundreds of TradeWars servers scattered across the internet, each hosting a multitude of games. Yet, the designers of the TWGS software have failed to include a way to search them all. Until now, no one has bothered to assemble a single comprehensive resource of TradeWars games.

In lieu of such a system, EleqTrizi'T and I set out to build one. Powered by PHP, PostgreSQL and Perl, the new TWGS Search launched today with listings from select servers.

Every night, Eleq's search program connects to all of the TradeWars servers in the database and refreshes the list of games. This allows us to index a massive number of games without any (human) effort required. The search engine website, coded by me, allows game searches based on 17 different game settings. Several sorted views are available. An extended display, which lists all of the information about the game, server, and other games on that server is available, including the raw telnet session converted to HTML.

Before this system even gets off the ground, I want to make one thing perfectly clear: We are not in the business of rating SysOps or servers. Our goal is to provide open access to all SysOps and interested players, not to be a <A HREF="http://www.twleague.com/">TWLeague</A>. We will not take action against cheating SysOps or refuse to list sub-par systems. This decision comes after thorough consideration: We do not want this system to die a controversial death or become so embroiled in TW-politics that it does not function as intended.

Visit TWGS Search, your guide to the TradeWars Multiverse:
http://www.thestardock.com/twgssearch/

Interested SysOps may submit their server for indexing on this page:
http://www.thestardock.com/twgssearch/sysops.php

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Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:19 pm
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Very, very nice cbs.

I'd like to encourage all sysops to sign up at the before mentioned address.. I know I will be utilizing this tool to the largest extent possible, I assure you, other players will also utilize this tool on a constant basis :)

Good job guys, thanks alot, that's really awesome!!

Grazhoppa

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Thu Aug 26, 2004 4:18 pm
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fantastic. Finally somebody comes up with a replacement for Micro's website.

great job guys.

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Thu Aug 26, 2004 4:31 pm
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Now, to get the word out. That's key

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Thu Aug 26, 2004 5:12 pm
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very nice

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Thu Aug 26, 2004 6:53 pm
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Sweet! great work. Let's spread the word.

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Thu Aug 26, 2004 8:06 pm
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Great job guys, lots of potential here. Keep up the good work.

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Thu Aug 26, 2004 9:41 pm
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Awesome finally something to replace the jumpgate that we all hoped for

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Fri Aug 27, 2004 1:35 am
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Very nice. Any chance you could expose a SOAP/XML-RPC service or at least an RSS feed? I'd be nice to integrate the game list directly into a client.

Don


Fri Aug 27, 2004 2:57 am
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quote:Originally posted by mrdon

Very nice. Any chance you could expose a SOAP/XML-RPC service or at least an RSS feed? I'd be nice to integrate the game list directly into a client.

Don


We have RSS feeds both by server and by preset searches. They are somewhat limited, however, because I added them as an afterthought. The web-based interface should suffice for most purposes.

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Fri Aug 27, 2004 10:21 am
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Way cool. That's a great site and badly needed, thanks!


Sat Aug 28, 2004 3:38 am
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