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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
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.

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Sym
Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
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
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
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
Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 997
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
Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 997
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
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Seems to work great now. Thanks. smile

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