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Tech: Problem with Forum Search ??

Declan 28 Jan 03 - 06:28 AM
Nigel Parsons 28 Jan 03 - 06:34 AM
Declan 28 Jan 03 - 06:59 AM
nutty 28 Jan 03 - 07:58 AM
Mr Happy 28 Jan 03 - 08:14 AM
Declan 28 Jan 03 - 08:17 AM
Dave Bryant 28 Jan 03 - 10:05 AM
Bullfrog Jones 28 Jan 03 - 10:22 AM
Charley Noble 28 Jan 03 - 10:55 AM
nutty 28 Jan 03 - 10:58 AM
Genie 29 Jan 03 - 01:37 AM
Joe Offer 29 Jan 03 - 02:09 AM
weerover 04 Feb 03 - 02:49 PM
Jim Colbert 04 Feb 03 - 02:54 PM
Malcolm Douglas 04 Feb 03 - 02:54 PM
weerover 04 Feb 03 - 02:59 PM
Joe Offer 04 Feb 03 - 04:02 PM
Orac 05 Feb 03 - 12:15 PM
catspaw49 05 Feb 03 - 12:22 PM
catspaw49 06 Feb 03 - 09:21 AM
Nigel Parsons 07 Feb 03 - 05:56 AM
Murray MacLeod 07 Feb 03 - 05:46 PM
GUEST,Q 07 Feb 03 - 05:52 PM
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Subject: Tech: Problem with Forum Search ??
From: Declan
Date: 28 Jan 03 - 06:28 AM

MESSAGES PERTAINING TO THE FUNCTION OF THE SITE SHOULD BE POSTED IN THE HELP FORUM

I've tried doing some searches today and I'm getting consistently a message saying that there's nothing found in the Forum.

I even tried searching for the words Folk Music and got no hits. There must be a problem - or maybe we've never had a discussion on what Folk Music is - although I'd swear I saw one here once !


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problem with Forum Search ??
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 28 Jan 03 - 06:34 AM

It just worked for me. I tried "Folk music" and got the current thread "Folk music on the radio"

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problem with Forum Search ??
From: Declan
Date: 28 Jan 03 - 06:59 AM

Sorry. I now realise I should have posted this in the Help Section which I've just discovered. I won't clog up the main threads with this type of thing in future. My problem still persists however.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problem with Forum Search ??
From: nutty
Date: 28 Jan 03 - 07:58 AM

I'm not getting anything either Declan ...... suggest you do put this in help. Joe and Pene may know something that we don't.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problem with Forum Search ??
From: Mr Happy
Date: 28 Jan 03 - 08:14 AM

nope- me neither.is i type 'folk', the search only brings up dt responses but no forum ones.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problem with Forum Search ??
From: Declan
Date: 28 Jan 03 - 08:17 AM

I've put a message in the Help section. We'll see what happens.

Problem is still persisting for me.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problem with Forum Search ??
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 28 Jan 03 - 10:05 AM

I've tried some simple forum searches and I'm not finding anything.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problem with Forum Search ??
From: Bullfrog Jones
Date: 28 Jan 03 - 10:22 AM

Oh good -- I thought it was just me!

BJ


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problem with Forum Search ??
From: Charley Noble
Date: 28 Jan 03 - 10:55 AM

I can't even find a discussion of "Dunn Cow"; there should be at least a dozen threads.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problem with Forum Search ??
From: nutty
Date: 28 Jan 03 - 10:58 AM

Reading the "Mudcat Baby on the Way" thread, it seems that Max is going to be otherwise engaged for a while .....so we will all just have to be patient.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problem with Forum Search ??
From: Genie
Date: 29 Jan 03 - 01:37 AM

Declan, please don't think it's just your imagination. I've had that happen to me before, too -- type in the whole thread title, get nothing; type in a single key word from the title, still nothing; then later find the thread by searching all the threads for a given time period and find the thread I was looking for -- exact title and all!

I never have figured out why this happens, but it does sometimes.

Genie


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problem with Forum Search ??
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Jan 03 - 02:09 AM

I checked with Jeff (Pene Azul) on this. He says the search indexing isn't working on the Forum just now, but should be working for the Digital Tradition (the Digital Tradition stays the same, but the Forum has to be re-indexed all the time. Probably it can't be fixed until Papa Max gets some free time - not likely to happen soon.

I put some information about alternative search methods in the first message of the FAQ - or click here.

-Joe Offer-
Messages from multiple threads combined. Messages below are from a new thread.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Tech: forum search not working
From: weerover
Date: 04 Feb 03 - 02:49 PM

I recently tried to find lyrics to some songs I knew I had seen in the discussion forum. Entering a word from the titles produced nothing, so I tried words from recent threads such as "bush", "iraq", and still got no matches. I have used this facility successfully many times in the past. Can anyone suggest what might have gone wrong?


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Subject: RE: Tech: forum search not working
From: Jim Colbert
Date: 04 Feb 03 - 02:54 PM

I dunno, but I've had the same problem the last couple days... I was searching for threads on banks of/lakes of ponchatrain in various combinations and found nothing. I was wondering if it was a Mac- or netscape-related glitch? I know search used to work fine for me a week or so ago.

jim colbert


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Subject: RE: Tech: forum search not working
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 04 Feb 03 - 02:54 PM

Max has been too busy to fix it since it stopped working about a week ago. It will be back. Meanwhile, you can get some results by using the Forum filter.

Mudcat Help & Trouble Forum


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Subject: RE: Tech: forum search not working
From: weerover
Date: 04 Feb 03 - 02:59 PM

Thanks for the info Malcolm, I thought I was losing it somehow.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problem with Forum Search ??
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Feb 03 - 04:02 PM

Also try this search page (click).
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problem with Forum Search ??
From: Orac
Date: 05 Feb 03 - 12:15 PM

The search very often doesn't work when i use it either. Dunno why.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problem with Forum Search ??
From: catspaw49
Date: 05 Feb 03 - 12:22 PM

Try reading this thread Orac!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problem with Forum Search ??
From: catspaw49
Date: 06 Feb 03 - 09:21 AM

FROM A DUPLICATE THREAD

Subject: Tech: can't search threads
From: Fay - PM
Date: 06 Feb 03 - 08:55 AM

Hello,

I have been searching for things and it says there aren't any there.

I put Yorkshire in the box thingy and nothing came up in the Threads section. I'm sure something must have yorkshire in the title.

I've done searches before, so don't think it's me doing it wrong,

Help!!


Subject: RE: Tech: can't search threads
From: MMario - PM
Date: 06 Feb 03 - 09:01 AM

the forum portion of the search is down at the moment. try using the thread filter with the date set to a year or more.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problem with Forum Search ??
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 07 Feb 03 - 05:56 AM

I've also had problems, and the following solution may help others.
When I know I've contributed to a thread I call up my list of postings (click on my own name at the start of one of my recent postings)
These come in lists of 200 at a time, running back from the present. I then use the "search this page" function (Under "Edit" on toolbar) to search for a word or phrase which would have been in the thread title.

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problem with Forum Search ??
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 07 Feb 03 - 05:46 PM

Jim Colbert, if you click Here you will find links to all of the threads on the Lakes of PonchaRtrain

Murray


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problem with Forum Search ??
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 07 Feb 03 - 05:52 PM

Put - yorkshire - in Filter and set to All, and a whole page of threads came up. Do not capitalize your entry and try to stick to one word. If that doesn't work, try another. You can still miss, but your chances are good.


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