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FAQ for Digger.com Beta Program Users

Basic Site Questions



Description: Basic questions about the site, its use, ...

  1. I am lost in wiki land, how do I get back to the main page?
  2. I am trying to edit a page but it won't let me ... any clues?





Basic Search Questions



Description: Basic questions regarding search techniques, etc.

  1. How is Digger different from Google?





Power Tips (Advanced)



Description: More advanced topics, not required for normal use.

  1. How do I restrict my search to a specific site?
  2. How can I be sure that my key word is actually contained in each search result?
  3. Does MediaWiki (and hence Digger Help Wiki) support Access Keys?











Basic Site Questions

1. I am lost in wiki land, how do I get back to the main page?

Answer :    You can easily return to the Digger Wiki Main Page from any location in the Digger Wiki by clicking on the Digger Private Beta logo in the upper left corner, or by selecting Main Help Page in the help site menu located at the top of the Sidebar.

2. I am trying to edit a page but it won't let me ... any clues?

Answer :    Most likely, this is due to one of three conditions: (1) Your user is not authorized to perform edits on wiki content; (2) You are accessing a page that has been locked by the administrator. In this case, try adding comments to the asscociated comment area using the "discussion" tab; or (3) You are not logged in to the Digger Wiki. This scenario can be identified by looking in the upper right hand corner of the page. If you see an IP address (e.g., 192.168.50.253) you are not logged in. To rectify this, click on the "log in" link in the extreme upper right hand corner, or go to the /Special:UserLogin page. Once you have successfully logged in, your user name will replace the IP address. If this does not solve the problem, one of the prior two conditions is likely the problem.





Basic Search

3. How is Digger different from Google?

Answer :    As a search engine, Google is focused on delivering simple, keyword search results. As a destination, Google also provides other non-search related applications and tools. Digger provides a much richer search experience that derives its power from sophisticated semantic analysis applied to the researcher's query. For a more detailed comparison of specific operational differences, please see Search Basics.





Power Tips (Advanced)

4. How do I restrict my search to a specific site?

Answer :    To restrict search results to a certain site (domain) use the 'site' tag in your query.
Example :  "steely dan site :mp3.com"
Result :      The text string above entered as a query on Digger.com, will yield results only from the site mp3.com.

5. How can I be sure that my key word is actually contained in each search result?

Answer :    To ensure that a keyword must be contained on each search result, use the + operator in your query.
Example :  "+bad car reviews"
Result :      The text string bad must appear on every page returned by your search. If a synonym like poor appears on the page, but not bad , then the page will not be returned by the query.

6. Does MediaWiki (and hence Digger Help Wiki) support Access Keys"?

Answer :    Access Keys (also referred to as Browser Shortcut Keys, or Browser Shortcuts) are supported. You can view Firefox Browser Shortcuts for a list of Access Keys that are currently supported.
Example :  "Alt+Shift e"
Result :      This will place you in edit mode for the current page. Note that if you forget to hold down the "Shift" key, the browser will interpret the Access Key to be a "Menu Edit" request and open the drop down menu on the browser's menu bar.
More Info :  Additional links with information regarding Access Keys:
Table of Keys by Browser (Dated: 2005)
Wikipedia Access Keys