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Tech: What's wrong with the forum search

*#1 PEASANT* 29 Jan 10 - 09:56 AM
Mr Red 29 Jan 10 - 10:00 AM
Hamish 29 Jan 10 - 10:29 AM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 29 Jan 10 - 10:43 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 29 Jan 10 - 01:34 PM
Bert 29 Jan 10 - 01:39 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 29 Jan 10 - 02:07 PM
Joe Offer 29 Jan 10 - 03:51 PM
Artful Codger 29 Jan 10 - 06:14 PM
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*#1 PEASANT* 30 Jan 10 - 06:45 PM
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Mr Happy 31 Jan 10 - 05:02 AM
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My guru always said 31 Jan 10 - 06:01 AM
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Subject: Tech: What's wrong with the forum search
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 29 Jan 10 - 09:56 AM

Have not been able to get any hits from forum search in a while.
Even common words....


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Subject: RE: Tech: What's wrong with the forum search
From: Mr Red
Date: 29 Jan 10 - 10:00 AM

Search me.........




I just failed myself. er - the 'Cat failed, not me.


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Subject: RE: Tech: What's wrong with the forum search
From: Hamish
Date: 29 Jan 10 - 10:29 AM

Ah. Me neither. Thanks for that: I was thinking that I'd imagined the earlier thread I'd been looking for.


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Subject: RE: Tech: What's wrong with the forum search
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 29 Jan 10 - 10:43 AM

It's been noted for a while. Joe is aware of it (he was asking for info recently)

Mick


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Subject: RE: Tech: What's wrong with the forum search
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 29 Jan 10 - 01:34 PM

It is a disappointment. Many songs were posted under threads of another title, hence cannot be found.

A greater nuisance is the failure of posts to submit, which seems to be happening more often recently.


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Subject: RE: Tech: What's wrong with the forum search
From: Bert
Date: 29 Jan 10 - 01:39 PM

You can sometimes get around it with Google using the search words plus Mudcat.


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Subject: RE: Tech: What's wrong with the forum search
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 29 Jan 10 - 02:07 PM

Or just use the Google custom Search box at the bottom of the search area!

Mick


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Subject: RE: Tech: What's wrong with the forum search
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Jan 10 - 03:51 PM

Max has been doing a fair amount of work lately, but hasn't conquered the Forum Search yet. I just did a search for hamish - came up with results in the Digital Tradition, but not the Forum. Searching for common words is not a good text, since many common words are excluded so as not to overtax the system looking for "and."

I've included all sorts of search tips and some little-known search utilities in the very first message of the FAQ. If you want to find a thread by thread title, the best tool has always been the Filter, right at the top of the list of threads. There's also the Old Advanced Forum Search, which is in the QuickLinks dropdown menu on almost every Mudcat page. As much as possible, I have tried to change the message title of lyrics posts to ADD: Threadtitle, so they can be found easily in the old search utility.

It's always been a mistake to depend completely on the one search engine. Different utilities word better for some sorts of searches. And especially if you are trying to search by the title of a thread or messages, the Filter (thread) and Old Advanced Forum Search (message or poster name) are better tools. I find that I use the other tools far more often than I use the main search engine, even when the main search is working swimmingly. And hey, I'm pretty good at finding stuff here.

But yes, Max knows that there's a problem with the search engine, and he's working on it. It depends on an index, but the index keeps getting corrupted. He'll fix it, and it will go bad again in a day or so. It's fwustwating.

-Joe-

P.S. As I boasted above, I'm pretty good at finding stuff here. If you can't find it, ask.


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Subject: RE: Tech: What's wrong with the forum search
From: Artful Codger
Date: 29 Jan 10 - 06:14 PM

To limit a Google search to just Mudcat, add this to your search string:
site:mudcat.org
Works a treat.


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Subject: RE: Tech: What's wrong with the forum search
From: olddude
Date: 29 Jan 10 - 07:33 PM

Joe,
I have a high performance search facility that goes against any database table or tables, I can give it to you in PHP or in Java whatever you want ... Just PM me

Dan


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Subject: RE: Tech: What's wrong with the forum search
From: mkebenn
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 12:18 PM

I'm glad ir wasn't just me. Mike


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Subject: RE: Tech: What's wrong with the forum search
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 12:21 PM

Hi, Dan-
Max does all the tech stuff; and he reads threads like this one, so thanks for the information and the offer.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Tech: What's wrong with the forum search
From: RTim
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 12:33 PM

I also had problems today with creating a "Blue Clicky thingy" - should I report this or is it just me?

Tim Radford
It's just you, Tim - but there are lessons in the FAQ...
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Tech: What's wrong with the forum search
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 06:45 PM

Good to know that forces are being brought to bear!
Keep up the good work!
Thanks for the prompt response!
CB


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Subject: RE: Tech: What's wrong with the forum search
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 06:58 PM

The cat has been "taken offline by operator" for an hour or so, several nights in a row. I'm sure Max is doing something.

It did occur to me that sometimes one takes the 'phone off the hook to ...

''' ??

(surely not!)

John


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Subject: RE: Tech: What's wrong with the forum search
From: Mr Happy
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 05:02 AM

I always useOld Advanced Forum Search,as it seems far more discriminatind and reliable than the regular one


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Subject: RE: Tech: What's wrong with the forum search
From: Mr Happy
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 05:02 AM

discriminating


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Subject: RE: Tech: What's wrong with the forum search
From: My guru always said
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 06:01 AM

Me too, Mr Happy, Old Adv Forum Search always works for me!!


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Subject: RE: Tech: What's wrong with the forum search
From: Artful Codger
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 06:16 AM

Oh where, oh where have my search results gone?
Without them, I'm all at sea!
I've searched the forum, I've searched the DT;
Oh where, oh where can they be??


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Subject: RE: Tech: What's wrong with the forum search
From: Mr Happy
Date: 01 Feb 10 - 05:48 AM

Artful Codger,

Another way to find your posts is to click on your own name in any thread.

It'll bring up a list of all your posts


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Subject: RE: Tech: What's wrong with the forum search
From: Artful Codger
Date: 01 Feb 10 - 06:08 AM

Search for "parody", Mr. Happy. ;-}


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Subject: RE: Tech: What's wrong with the forum search
From: Mr Happy
Date: 01 Feb 10 - 06:46 AM

http://www.mudcat.org/Results.CFM


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