Arc Forum search in wake of SearchYC shutdown

It’s a bittersweet situation as we rejoice pg adding a search bar to Hacker News while mourning the sudden loss of SearchYC.

One service SearchYC provided that remains a need unfulfilled even with the new feature is search for Arc Forum, pg’s other news.arc forum. This had been an extremely valuable resource to the Arc language community as SearchYC had been to the Hacker News community. It kept the old gem posts and comments which tend to get buried in the forum accessible to new readers.

How can we address the problem of lost search to Arc Forum and the other Hacker News sister forums in the wake of SearchYC’s shutdown? You can share your thoughts below or in the corresponding HN thread.

Update: The ThriftDB guys are interested in taking on search for Arc Forum! I’ll make another announcement if anything materializes.

Update: Both Search Y Combinator and Search Arc Forum are back online for the moment. Thanks to Typhon for breaking the news.

Update: SearchYC is now officially done.

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Works on a sight reading practice tool for musicians and music teachers, and loves making Try Arc better in his spare time.

3 Responses to Arc Forum search in wake of SearchYC shutdown

  1. Evan R. Murphy June 4, 2011 at 9:26 pm #

    I think UseTheSource (yet another news.arc forum) had built-in search, but they’re no longer operating either. From http://usethesource.com/ : “UseTheSource has been shutdown. It wasn’t getting enough traffic to justify fighting the spammers.” :(

  2. Typhon June 5, 2011 at 10:04 am #

    http://af.searchyc.com/ is back online for now.

    Typhon

    • Evan R. Murphy June 5, 2011 at 11:33 pm #

      Wow, you’re right! Thanks for the update! Do you know the story?

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