BoardTracker is a meta-search engine for forums and message boards…you can search all the forums in one go, or search a selection of forums by selecting a category, or search in your saved threads.
Then the web2.0 features start rolling in…
You can search for a term in your threads, or a term in a category, or all categories
…when you save your threads you can also tag them…this means (via advanced search) you can search for a tag in your threads, or a term in a category, or all categories.
Another option is to browse content via categories (it doesn’t browse to a single forum)…or to browse content via the tag cloud on the main page.
Maybe site: searching allows to search a single forum, I know on Google a site search will find a search term on all the webpages from a website, so this may mean it will find all occurences of a term from a forum or board, but then a drop down menu would be more suitable…hmmm…anyway site searching is via the domain field in the advanced search, or just use the keyword box, eg. site:boardtracker.com tagging.
Back to tagging…from a search results page you can add a tag to an item which saves it for you, you can also see tags items already have, clicking on this will do a tag search.
The catch is to see all your tagged items or even your tag cloud it is a costly exercise, I mean money
…for now you can do a tag search limited to your threads.
Only thing is what if I can’t remember tags I used…need to cough up the money for a user space.
Here is an example of a user space (a paying customer)…where’s the tag cloud!
I believe community features are coming soon, ie. related tags, who tagged this thread, etc…
Now it includes search feeds so you can stay on top of the latest according to your search term (beats email alerts).
Even a tag search limited to your threads generates a feed, ie. a feed for each of your tags…I wonder if you could get a feed for your user space (all your saved threads).
If you don’t use feeds, you can keep up with the latest category contents or search terms via the My Alerts section…receive alerts by email or IM…I’d like to store all my RSS feeds here (not neccessarily display the contents).
Incorporate a tag cloud for your blog or website for threads you have tagged in BoardTracker…or any tag search I guess.
Also incorporate a BoardTracker search box for your site.
[ADDED: I’d like to do generate a feed for a link: search so you can track people talking about your blog posts in forums…I suppose a text search for your blog name or your actual name might help a bit…]