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David Williams | 15:12 UK time, Monday, 22 November 2010

Today we are trialling a search feature for BBC messageboards.

Initially, we will trial this on the Food messageboard with a three month history, which means that these search results will include comments from the past three months. You can find this on the right hand panel on the board in a box called 'Search recent posts'.

The team will be monitoring the database traces carefully to measure the impact on performance. Once we are confident that search is not affecting the ability to deliver the other services offered by DNA we will start to enable search on other messageboards which have been migrated into the new templates.

I've asked Mark Neves, the lead database engineer on the team, to provide some insight into how we delivered this and you can find Mark's blog post here.

David Williams is Product Lead, DNA, Audience Publishing Services, Programmes and On-Demand, BBC FM&T.

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