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Tech: Mudcat search problems

BrooklynJay 26 Jan 11 - 12:43 PM
maeve 26 Jan 11 - 12:51 PM
GUEST,Grishka 26 Jan 11 - 01:14 PM
Bill D 26 Jan 11 - 01:34 PM
gnu 26 Jan 11 - 01:41 PM
Joe Offer 26 Jan 11 - 02:21 PM
Sandra in Sydney 26 Jan 11 - 08:11 PM
Janie 26 Jan 11 - 10:27 PM
Joe Offer 27 Jan 11 - 04:10 PM
BrooklynJay 27 Jan 11 - 10:42 PM
CET 01 Feb 11 - 04:49 AM
CET 01 Feb 11 - 05:15 AM
JohnInKansas 01 Feb 11 - 06:28 AM
JohnInKansas 01 Feb 11 - 06:29 AM
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Subject: Tech: Mudcat search problems
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 12:43 PM

I've just tried three separate Forum searches for "Limeliters," "Chad Mitchell Trio," and "Theodore Bikel." Each time, the search comes back with "No results in Forum."

What's going on? I know from past searches that there's plenty of info in the Forum on these topics.

Anybody else having search problems today?

Looks like we've got a mouse in the machinery.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Mudcat search problems
From: maeve
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 12:51 PM

The filter works well, and one can also search only the DT or the Forum; often getting better results.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Mudcat search problems
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 01:14 PM

To search any occurence of a word or phrase such as "limeliters", I enter at Google
site:mudcat.org limeliters
which yields 353 occurences (http://www.google.de/search?q=site%3Amudcat.org+limeliters).


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Subject: RE: Tech: Mudcat search problems
From: Bill D
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 01:34 PM

A number of years ago, we had to depend on Mudcat's internal search, but once Google found & indexed us, it can be faster to use Google...and if you DO wish to limit it to just Mudcat results, Grishka's trick is the way to go.
(This is documented in Google's tips pages, but doesn't get mentioned very often.)


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Subject: RE: Tech: Mudcat search problems
From: gnu
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 01:41 PM

I've had problems quite a few times even for threads I knew were posted to less than two weeks prior.

Grishka... thanks!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Mudcat search problems
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 02:21 PM

I've reported the SuperSearch problem to Max. Most likely, the search index is corrupted.

In the first message of the FAQ, you'll find an explanation of the various search engines available at Mudcat. My favorite is the Filter, which works very well finding threads by thread title. Note also that there is a Mudcat Google search function in the Search box on almost every Mudcat page.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Tech: Mudcat search problems-reported
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 08:11 PM

I had the same trouble yesterday looking for something equally well covered by 'Catters.

No results indeed, so I did my usual google site search & found what I wanted.

sandra


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Subject: RE: Tech: Mudcat search problems-reported
From: Janie
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 10:27 PM

I'm just relieved to know it is not entirely my own ineptitude at research!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Mudcat search problems-reported
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Jan 11 - 04:10 PM

It's fixed and working very well now.
Thanks, Max.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Tech: Mudcat search problems-resolved
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 27 Jan 11 - 10:42 PM

Yes, thanks Max!

I have only used the basic search options, Forum and DT. As I am not very computer literate, anything more than that is usually way beyond my comprehension.


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Subject: Tech: Doing a forum search
From: CET
Date: 01 Feb 11 - 04:49 AM

I did a search by date for 'Frank Harte festival' on the Forum and the most recent hit was early 2010. I knew for a fact that there were more recent posts, because I started a thread only a few weeks ago. When I did a Google search I immediately found the thread I started. Is there something I am doing wrong with the Forum search.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Doung a forum search
From: CET
Date: 01 Feb 11 - 05:15 AM

That should be 'doing' a forum search. I thought I correcteed it. Could some Mudelf fix it?

---------------------- Doen! (I mean DONE... ;>). MudElf----------
----------------------And I got the THREAD title. Elf #2


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Subject: RE: Tech: Doung a forum search
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 01 Feb 11 - 06:28 AM

I tried using just "Harte" and got two returns, with one in September 2010.

Often using the shortest possible entry in the filter gets better results, since lots of people misspell things in thread titles.

If you know that you've posted in a thread you're looking for, clicking your own name at any post you've made (in any thread) gets a list of every thread you've posted to, and sometimes that's the quickest way to find reasonably recent threads that have wandered out of sight.

You made two recent posts at Frank Harte Festival recently, but I don't see another similar thread within your last 10 posts.

John


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Subject: RE: Tech: Doung a forum search
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 01 Feb 11 - 06:29 AM

That should have been ...your last 100 posts.

John


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Subject: RE: Tech: Doung a forum search
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 01 Feb 11 - 06:31 AM

There are different searches here though.

As far as I know, the forum supersearch is not in "real time" but requires an indexing job to be run.

Searching on your thread title using the forum filter would have found your thread.


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