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Search message function be well screwed i think

Discussion in 'AfterDawn feedback & suggestions' started by Oriphus, Oct 10, 2003.

  1. Oriphus

    Oriphus Senior member

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    Hi dRD, just noticed that when i put in a search for my username that only the two posts i did today are coming up. None of my previous posts are listed. Im trying to find one in particular. Is there are problem with it at the minute.

    Thanks P.
     
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    Dela Administrator Staff Member

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    Bahhh, u think thats bad, i reckon there will be lots of nice little things to annoy dRD about when v3 comes :) *dela bows down in front of v3* :)
     
  3. dRD

    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    I just did a search for Oriphus (typed in the nick box in search page) and got about gazillion (well, limited to 150 or whatever the limit was that I've set there, can't remember :) results. Maybe you entered it in the text search box instead of the nick search box?

    v3 doesn't necessarily solve much issues with search as I haven't been able to figure out a way to keep it reasonably fast (trust me, free search through 250,000 messages takes a while :) by allowing more flexible search features. And licensing Google's engine costs too much :) But I'll figure out something, I'm trying to create a "combined" search that would allow searching on one page for all our main site areas (soft/forums/news/guides/glossary) and then separate "specialty searches" that allow more functionalities to be added for each particular search (operating systems, categories, etc for software; time limit, etc for forums; etc..).

    But for now, the main idea behind too-much-hyped "v3" is to launch a new, nicer looking layout that would integrate forums and main site together and fix couple of annoyances at the same time.
     
  4. Oriphus

    Oriphus Senior member

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    I just did it again and only got 4 search results this time. I dont understand it...
     
  5. dRD

    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    Oriphus Senior member

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    So it actually searches for posts rather than individual threads? Is that intentional?
     
  7. dRD

    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    Yes, that was one of the too-much-requested features earlier this year before I changed it to work like that -- i.e. I got bored of gazillion people asking the same damn thing and actually implemented it :)
     
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    loaded Moderator Staff Member

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    There you go, Democracy in motion.

    If enough people piss off dRD he will actually do something. Now where is that telephone number for Downing Street?.....

    P.
     
  9. Oriphus

    Oriphus Senior member

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    lol - fair enough. Downing street - its 0870 NO LIES
     
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    loaded Moderator Staff Member

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    I have found Nemo

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    http://www.wowfunny.com/pic.shtml?3144.jpg

    Sorry to upset you, but that it just the way it is.

    Paul.

    EDIT / PS : I tried to bring the picture into the thread, but for some reason it didn't work. So just use the URL.__X_X_X_X_X_[small]I'm back...
    ...can't you smell the fear?[/small]
     
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  11. dRD

    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    Oh, cruel :)
     
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    loaded Moderator Staff Member

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    Do you expect anything less?

    Paul.
     
  13. Oriphus

    Oriphus Senior member

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    That is cruel, but funny. My wee sister didnt think so though. Beats me.... :-D
     

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