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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:I'm having trouble finding things via the search engine. I've been looking up things that I know I said (and actually found) but the search engine keeps coming up with 'No Matches'

For example, if I search Brit ney (but leave out the space) which I said in the "Why start threads" thread... under my name (NYC) it says "No Matches".

I've been trying to find other things I've said and sometimes it finds them and sometimes it doesn't.

confused


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Sym
BRONZE Member since Sep 2004

Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk

Total posts: 1858
Posted:I've never found the search to be any good at all (I don't think it searches sticky titles for example).

You can use google in the normal way and just add site:homeofpoi.com after the search, but that wont for posts made in the last few weeks I guess.


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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:I'm having the same problem NYC. I've been looking for a thread I started on Narrow boats a few weeks ago because I need a link that was posted in it. (my 'puter has wiped out my bookmarks) I can't find it anywhere. I was beginning to think it had been deleted but maybe it's just the search engine isn't finding it.

On the subject of deleting threads would it be a hassle if the mod that deletes a thread sends a PM to the threads originator to let them know it's deleted with maybe a stock message. Maybe the message could say why it was deleted, not in detail but something like "abusive language used in thread caused its deletion" or "non PG content caused the deletion". It's kind of annoying when the thread you started gets a whole load of off topic rubbish posted into it and it gets deleted when you aren't around and you don't know where it's gone or why.

Sorry that was a bit off topic.


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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

Total posts: 1017
Posted:We have had DOS attacks on the search function so I have dissabled searching all replies. Search currently only looks through title and starting posts. I have also restricted number of searches and page views per minute on the site.

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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

Total posts: 1017
Posted:Hopefully the new DOS script will limit repeated searches.. I have enabled full thread search again so you can find "Brit ney" without the space. smile

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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:Seems to work great now. Thanks. smile

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