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Archive for January, 2012

FMB Archive Now Has a Search Engine

January 15th, 2012 No comments

With last week’s update to the site, I rolled out several different refinements. One of them is the addition of a search engine for the Features Message Board Archive.

When the FMB was active, it had a search engine built into it, but it was of dubious quality. Members would often search for posts that they knew existed, but they could not find them. This was because of limitations in the software system that powered the message board.

When I originally put the FMB Archive on the Internet, I had planned to manually create an index of all of the subjects covered. However, after three years, I had only indexed about 10% of the posts. Realizing that I would never have the time or energy to finish such a huge task, I decided to let technology solve the problem for me.

Therefore, I have added a search engine to the site. This will allow you to finally search through all of those old posts with ease. The engine isn’t perfect, but it’s much better than any option than we’ve had available in the past. So enjoy!


New Year, New Site!

January 9th, 2012 2 comments

When I originally launched the “FMB Archive” web site back in April, 2009, I saw it as a simple way to put a copy of the old Features Message Board back onto the Internet so people could enjoy it. The focus of the site was not The Features but the message board they had hosted on their site.

However, through the process of running this site, my love for the band has been rekindled. I’ve rediscovered their music and have been motivated to help spread the word about their awesomeness. As a result, the focus of this web site has changed over time. However, the structure of the site did not promote this idea very well.

To address this problem, I’m rebranding the web site. No longer will it be “fmb-archive.net”. It is now known as “featuresfans.com”, and it will be the the #1 site for fans of The Features.

So welcome to the new site! There are several new enhancements that I’ll be sharing with you in the coming days.