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search-(mal)function

Post by Floyd » Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:55 pm

i tried the following search parameters:

keywords: energy
author: floyd
search previous: 1) all posts, 2) 1 year

the search function didn't display anything until i made my post today. it doesn't even show my post from June 2008. thanks to google, i still found it :)
is something wrong with timespans? i'm using the solaris theme.
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Post by d3jake » Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:07 pm

It's borked, use site:www.descentbb.net on google with whatever you want to search for.
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Re: search-(mal)function

Post by Floyd » Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:29 pm

Floyd wrote:thanks to google, i still found it :)
thanks, anyway.
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Post by Octopus » Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:23 am

Similar problem.

I ran a search on \"zeitgeist\" and nothing came back.
Floyd had to go and dig it up for me.
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Post by roid » Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:45 pm

you know, maybe after all of these years of search being broken - someone could think about fixing it.
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Post by Xamindar » Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:58 pm

This is not the only forum I have seen this issue come up. I think it's a general issue with a lot of forums. Probably a forum update is needed to fix this.
Why doesn't it work?
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Post by Isaac » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:01 pm

x2 roid...
This should be an easy question: How hard is it to change the url for the links at the top of the page?

It would take no time to make a custom google search bar. The search button could link to a single page with the bar, or we could get rid of the button and actually place the bar in the site's head. THE REASON I GIVE THIS SOLUTION is that it's five minutes worth of work that a noob like me could competently achieve. Also we don't even have a faq page, which is kind of funny. Perhaps the site's ftp server need a new account for someone to make improvements to the code. Doing that might be a better move in the long run.
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Post by Isaac » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:03 pm

Octopus wrote:Similar problem.

I ran a search on "zeitgeist" and nothing came back.
Floyd had to go and dig it up for me.
No one cares about you! Shut up!
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Post by Xamindar » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:36 pm

Isaac wrote: No one cares about you! Shut up!
That's so mean!
Why doesn't it work?
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Post by Isaac » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:49 pm

It's my old account. Notice the similar avatar.
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Post by Krom » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:10 pm

phpBB v2.x has horrible broken search that only ever works on tiny forums with hardly any posts, it can't be quick fixed so google is the best option for now.

Just as the DBB eventually got off UBB (which had equally horrible search) I am confident we will eventually update to phpBB 3.x which features SQL native search that doesn't break. The upgrade process isn't that difficult, the biggest hold up would be porting/updating the default theme to match the forum functionality. However we have absolutely no idea when this update will occur so don't ask.
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Post by Isaac » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:15 pm

Krom wrote:However we have absolutely no idea when this update will occur so don't ask.
No one is asking for that.
Isaac wrote:x2 roid...
This should be an easy question: How hard is it to change the url for the links at the top of the page?

It would take no time to make a custom google search bar. The search button could link to a single page with the bar, or we could get rid of the button and actually place the bar in the site's head. THE REASON I GIVE THIS SOLUTION is that it's five minutes worth of work that a noob like me could competently achieve.
And..
Isaac wrote: Also we don't even have a faq page, which is kind of funny. Perhaps the site's ftp server need a new account for someone to make improvements to the code. Doing that might be a better move in the long run.
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Post by roid » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:03 am

hmm. Well here's a thrown together search term for this forum:
(add whatever you want to search for at the end)

http://www.google.com/search?q=site:des ... :viewtopic

Seems to work :)

I guess we could make these for all forums. Someone else do it i'm drunk.
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