March 26, 2008

Blogs in People Search

Writing about web page http://search.warwick.ac.uk/people

As some of you may have noticed, we are currently trialling a new People Search application as part of the Warwick website search at http://search.warwick.ac.uk/people - these results also appear on general searches on the Warwick website.

As part of the results for this, we display the user's Warwick Blog or e-Portfolio if they have one, and so if you have a Warwick Blog (or an e-portfolio), you'll find that your blog appears in search results, which may or may not be something you'd like to happen.  For example, a search for Mat Mannion reveals a Warwick Blog:

Mat Mannion

If you don't want your blog to appear in search results, you can turn off "Show in blog directory" from your blog's Settings page. Click here for more detailed instructions - it may take up to a week for the directory to update and for your blog to be removed from results.

If the wrong blog appears for your name, you can leave a comment on this entry or email us at blogs@warwick.ac.uk - this usually happens because the wrong blog is marked as your "personal" blog; we can change which blog is marked as your personal blog for you.


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  1. Mike Willis

    Is there a facility for people to have an arbitrary University webpage listed as their home page? E.g. http://www.warwick.ac.uk/%7Eusername or the equivalent http://www.warwick.ac.uk/status/email.mail.address or a departmental webpage such as those linked from http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/people/staff/

    26 Mar 2008, 11:23

  2. Mike Willis

    That %7E was a tilde when I typed it. tilde as in ~ or what’s above the # on a typical UK layout keyboard. It looks right in the preview for this comment, what happens when I submit it…

    26 Mar 2008, 11:25

  3. Mathew Mannion

    At the moment it’s not possible to have an arbitrary webpage listed, but we plan to incorporate the ability to modify/fix your own data at some point in the future.

    26 Mar 2008, 11:32

  4. Robert O'Toole

    Mat

    Could you change mine so that it points to http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/rbotoole please.

    Thanks

    Robert

    14 Apr 2008, 09:03

  5. Mathew Mannion

    I’ve made the change. It may take a few days for it to propagate through the system. (As an aside, this was caused by your primary usercode being marked in the membership database as a different usercode to the one that owns your blog)

    14 Apr 2008, 09:20

  6. I am aiming to achieve better organisation and planning skills and focus on how to deal with disruptive behaviour in my lessons

    31 Jan 2014, 23:43

  7. I don’t know what I have done and I have 2 blogs… definitely practise

    31 Jan 2014, 23:48


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