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#122051 - 09/17/06 07:00 AM site search
WalkingSouth Offline
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Registered: 08/30/05
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Why is it that when I do a site search I only get hits for posts on or after Sept. 9, 2006?

My search criteria very definitely defines the search to be specific to "Any Date".

Puzzled and frustrated,

John

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#122052 - 09/17/06 11:09 AM Re: site search
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
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I had a similar problem. I was searching for a thread for which I had an exact title, but the results said that no such post was found.

L.

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#122053 - 09/17/06 10:43 PM Re: site search
SAR Offline
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Registered: 12/07/03
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Loc: USA
John,

Search results do max out at a certain number (I think 300?) so if you were searching for a common phrase that might be why. Also I am not sure how user permissions affect searches (for example if the posts I made in members F&F would display in a search performed by someone who didn't have access to that forum). To be honest I am not sure about a lot of the details of the search function of this forum and I've been confused by my own results or lack of results a couple of times in the past. I think it's a shortcoming of this software.

If no one is getting any results prior to Sept. 9th it might be related to the server issues? I will ask.

SAR


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#122054 - 09/17/06 11:18 PM Re: site search
WalkingSouth Offline
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Sar,

I either got no results at all, or a very limited number in the low teens or single digits so that is not the problem. Try it for yourself. Pick a thread from say 6 weeks ago and do a search for a key word. See what you come up with.

I just tried it again with the same results. All search parameters are set to get maximum results. No Go.

Lots of love,

John

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#122055 - 09/18/06 12:34 AM Re: site search
SAR Offline
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John, I know. I replied to the other thread about this in Ask the Board after this one.
*sigh* Time to get out the magic hammer and do some pounding.


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#122056 - 09/18/06 03:18 AM Re: site search
WalkingSouth Offline
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What? You have a magic hammer? No fair!

Lots of pouting,

John

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“Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy ____…! What a ride!’” ~Hunter S. Thompson

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#122057 - 09/18/06 09:55 PM Re: site search
roadrunner Offline
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John,

She has Elmer Fudd's magic helmut as well, I hear. ;\)

Much love,
Larry

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Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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#122058 - 09/23/06 11:12 PM Re: site search
WalkingSouth Offline
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Larry,

Now this I gotta see! \:D

Sar,

Perhaps a pic in the images forum???

John

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#122059 - 09/25/06 05:02 AM Re: site search
lostcowboy Offline
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Registered: 11/10/04
Posts: 797
Loc: North Texas
Hi guys, well the problem is still here. I just did a search of the whole site for user lostcowboy, any date, I got 12 hits, I should have gotten between 200-300 hits. I looked at the source code for the search page.
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#122060 - 09/25/06 07:55 AM Re: site search
WalkingSouth Offline
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Registered: 08/30/05
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Clifford,

Yup, that does appear to be and issue. I also just did another search and found the problem to be still there. A bit frustratig, but at least we have the site running now which is a far site better than a few weeks ago!

Again, big thanks to those who are working to keep this place going.

Lots of love,

John

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