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Old 05-07-2010, 11:34 PM   #1
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'Search' not working?

Hi, I have never had any luck with the search function. Tonight I typed "brake magnet" / "Electric brakes" / "Airstream" and all of these searches came up empty handed. Come on, there has to be something posted about Airstreams on this forum. Is this broken or could I have done something this simple incorrectly?
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Old 05-07-2010, 11:44 PM   #2
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I entered brake magnet in the search (Google) and got plenty of hits. I prefer to use the Google search from the pull down.
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Old 05-08-2010, 12:03 AM   #3
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me too, search didn't work tonight...
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Old 05-08-2010, 12:42 AM   #4
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Every search I did today came up empty. I resorted to google and found what I was looking for.
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The search function here on the forums doesn't work very well, to put it charitably. Not so charitably, it's a useless P.O.S. that generates more false hits than a worn-out game of Battleship.
A one word search is marginally effective, but it is better to go outside the forums and use Google to search the forums from outside. It seems to be a vBulletin forum issue rather than this forum specifically. I belong to several forums that use this software, and all of them have the same complaint about searches.
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terry, don't hold back on your praise ;-)

agreed, google search is the only way to go!
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Old 05-08-2010, 07:36 AM   #7
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terry, don't hold back on your praise ;-)
I call 'em like I see 'em...
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I gave up on the search function quite some time ago. Google works.
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I personally find that search has some strengths. Gotta get inventive to come up with single search words that may pull out just what I want. And if I have half a clue who participated in a topic, I'll designate them in the 'Search by username' field. Asking for returns by post or thread can narrow it down further. It's nice to get 8 or 10 posts to browse and find exactly what I want. Google is powerful because it let's you enclose in quotes and search on "exact phrase" -- but the results sometimes are like standing under Niagara and opening your mouth. I couldn't do without either one.

Therefore I have turned in a tech ticket to search for our missing search...
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Search is back up and working by popular demand. (me!)

I should point out that my declared affection for Search is actually for Advanced Search. Try doing this in Google -- find how many times I have posted in the Fun & Games subforum. Surprised myself with the answer...
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Old 05-08-2010, 10:23 AM   #11
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hiya bob

while i like/use the forum search there are STILL some issues today...

for example single word searches may yield ZERO hits IF restricted to SOME forum headings...

while other headings work fine.
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hiya robert,

herea go...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/sear...archid=1816132

need more stuff, this will do...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/sear...archid=1816136

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hiya bob

while i like/use the forum search there are STILL some issues today...

for example single word searches may yield ZERO hits IF restricted to SOME forum headings...

while other headings work fine.
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hiya robert,

herea go...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/sear...archid=1816132

need more stuff, this will do...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/sear...archid=1816136

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Hi, 2air; I just clicked on both of those links and got nothing??????
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hiya robert

another CURRENT problem (been happening for weeks)...

is DISAPPEARING searches.

the 2 above worked FINE hours ago, now they are buggered.

so here's another shot, these work RIGHT NOW...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/sear...archid=1816485

http://www.airforums.com/forums/sear...archid=1816487

http://www.airforums.com/forums/sear...archid=1816489

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All three of those yield "Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms."

Disappearing, indeed!
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