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Improved search relevance and updated Firefox extension

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

We just pushed live some search relevance enhancements so you should see more applicable results for your searches. There was also a bug with “Show next 25 results” sometimes not showing 25 additional results and we’ve pushed live a fix for that.

Recently we released some minor performance tweaks for the bug.gd Firefox extension. If you don’t have it already, pick it up on Mozilla’s addon site.

Beyond these fixes, our team has been working hard on a major site redesign. Stay tuned for some (hopefully) impressive changes in the near future.

Introducing a full-fledged bug.gd Firefox extension

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

bug.gd status bar

We’re pleased to announce our first external utility to interface with the global bug.gd error/solution database. On Mozilla’s addon site, we just released an extension for the Firefox browser that let’s you search an error message on your clipboard (or one you paste/type) in the bug.gd community error database.

This may become our recommended way to use bug.gd because:

  • It’s fast and light, taking up up just a tiny footprint in your Firefox status bar.
  • It supports anonymous searching, without an email address. We support this because the extension let’s you track unsolved errors you ran into.
  • It quietly also provides stats for your comments/ratings. This is for those power users who might be interested in that (just hover over the bug.gd icon).

As always, the intent here is for people to search bug.gd for errors, but if they don’t find the solution right away, they’re reminded to return and provide a solution when they figure it out. The extension just makes that a lot more natural.

We have plans in future versions to allow you to search your favorite search engine at the same time you search bug.gd, making it more of a win-win search engine.

Download the extension here:

As always, if you have any questions or problems with bug.gd, feel free to email bugs@bug.gd.