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Cassandra
Cassandra

Froggie ... Ribbit !!!
Location: Back in Paris... for now !
Member Since: 8th Jun 2001
Total posts: 4224
Posted:All right, so i need to check if I am just unlucky, incredibly stupid or if something is wrong with the search engine ...
every time i do a search to find an old topic I fail !!!

last time I was looking for that thread and I could not find it and then Valura found it for me ...

let me give you an example :
search words : "random list of likes and dislikes" (that's the exact title of my thread)
match all search terms
social discussion
Subject only
member number 320 (that's me)

all information being precisely right

result : O TOPIC

can anyone please tell me what I do wrong ? or tell me if that has ever happened to them before ???

or am I in " a circular vortex ...; spinning and spinning and spinning" (can anyone guess where this quote comes from ? )

shine on
cass


"I want brown bread... no, that is diesel oil..."
"So I was raised in Europe, where History comes from ..."
"NON !!! La Plume de mon oncle n est pas Bingibangibungi !!!"

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Mark P
Mark P

old hand
Location: Bath, England
Member Since: 26th Oct 2001
Total posts: 1031
Posted:Hi Cass,

I just did the search, exactly the same but without your user number and searched all forums and managed to find it :

here it is

Maybe you were just trying to give it too much info

P


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DarkFairyQueen
member
Location: The Underworld
Member Since: 9th Mar 2002
Total posts: 557
Posted:Ya beat me to it Mr P!

Az abouve, So below...

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TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 2629
Posted:Cass, what date range did you set?
It took me a while to find my intro thread last time I looked, just because it'd fallen so far back, the default date setting didn't cover it.

I think your thread was pretty old, so until Valura bumped it up again, it wouldn't be included in the default date range either.


But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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Cassandra
Cassandra

Froggie ... Ribbit !!!
Location: Back in Paris... for now !
Member Since: 8th Jun 2001
Total posts: 4224
Posted:I was using "any date" ...

Ok ... so too much info kills teh search ???

i set "any date" does taht not cover the entire board history ?
is it better to use "match all terms" or any of terms ????

I was just giving that one as an example ... but this happens to me all the time.
it'd be lovely to be able to do a search not by user Number, but by user name, but I remember asking Malcolm that a few months ago and he said it was not possible I think.

Anyway ... thanks for the help allthough I am not sure all my problems are solved.

shine on
Cass

PS : the quote was that awesome song by SHPONGLE of course


"I want brown bread... no, that is diesel oil..."
"So I was raised in Europe, where History comes from ..."
"NON !!! La Plume de mon oncle n est pas Bingibangibungi !!!"

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TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 2629
Posted:Actually, ignore that - I've just seen that the default date setting is 'Any Date', completely disproving my entire theory.

But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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Mark P
Mark P

old hand
Location: Bath, England
Member Since: 26th Oct 2001
Total posts: 1031
Posted:Cass,

I do the search with match all of the above terms and it even came up when I did the search just using the word dislikes

I am not sure why you are having problems but it does seem to be something to do with the user number. - If I add that in, it dosent come up with your thread

Mark


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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Hey sweetness,

Also keep in mind that the "social discussion" area is relatively new. I've always found that using the least criteria for doing searches is the best. Pick one word that you know is in there and won't be in any other strand... I'm sure "random likes dislikes" would have got you the same result looking in "all open forum" and "any date" and "any author"...



Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:Cass: Shpongle

try listening to that album with Salvia. beautiful!


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Raymund Phule (Fireproof)
Raymund Phule (Fireproof)

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Location: San Diego California
Member Since: 31st Dec 2001
Total posts: 2905
Posted:She is really blonde folks, dont be fooled by her perty brown locks!!

Cass its Monday, relax the week gets better, I promis!


Some Jarhead last night: "this dumb a$$ thinks hes fireproof"

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Cassandra
Cassandra

Froggie ... Ribbit !!!
Location: Back in Paris... for now !
Member Since: 8th Jun 2001
Total posts: 4224
Posted:NYC, thanks darling
Flash you like Shpongle too ? maybe we can get together and listen to shpongle and play together ?

Ray... we said we'd keep my blondeness secret

shine on
cass


"I want brown bread... no, that is diesel oil..."
"So I was raised in Europe, where History comes from ..."
"NON !!! La Plume de mon oncle n est pas Bingibangibungi !!!"

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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:/heart jumps out of chest at the mention of psy
araaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarghhh
just the mention of the name brings forth tales of the inexpressible!


Laugh Often, Smile Much, Post lolcats Always

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Cassandra
Cassandra

Froggie ... Ribbit !!!
Location: Back in Paris... for now !
Member Since: 8th Jun 2001
Total posts: 4224
Posted:Are you Shpongled, Bender ???

"I want brown bread... no, that is diesel oil..."
"So I was raised in Europe, where History comes from ..."
"NON !!! La Plume de mon oncle n est pas Bingibangibungi !!!"

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Kurobei
member
Location: The Phire Kru
Member Since: 19th Aug 2002
Total posts: 786
Posted:Hey Cass. how are you this morning?

Check your PM's honey!!


whats up with all the limitations?

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