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Forum Search Not Working?

Post by christantoan » Wed May 24, 2017 9:08 am

When I submit the search term, it opens a Google search page. I think that the forum search works better since we can limit it to a subforum or a specific thread.
Can this feature be reenabled?

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Re: Forum Search Not Working?

Post by STN » Wed May 24, 2017 10:43 am

It slowed down the forums a lot and were used in DDOS attacks. What are you searching for though? Google search is more focused and brings up relevant posts.
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Re: Forum Search Not Working?

Post by SkySpiderGirl » Thu May 25, 2017 7:17 pm

The search is working for me, but when I switch pages, or try to search for something else I get some BS wait time....

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Re: Forum Search Not Working?

Post by STN » Thu May 25, 2017 9:18 pm

SkySpiderGirl wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 7:17 pm
The search is working for me, but when I switch pages, or try to search for something else I get some BS wait time....
Okay try now. Should only show Google search now. Made a few changes

Author search will only bring the first result, further pages require google search (CEF behavior)
Guests can use Google Search (lesson learned, logout and test things instead of assuming it works).
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Re: Forum Search Not Working?

Post by SkySpiderGirl » Thu May 25, 2017 11:52 pm

STN wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 9:18 pm
SkySpiderGirl wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 7:17 pm
The search is working for me, but when I switch pages, or try to search for something else I get some BS wait time....
Okay try now. Should only show Google search now. Made a few changes

Author search will only bring the first result, further pages require google search (CEF behavior)
Guests can use Google Search (lesson learned, logout and test things instead of assuming it works).
The wait timer seems to have stopped popping up, thanks!

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Re: Forum Search Not Working?

Post by FoxKyong » Fri May 26, 2017 8:29 pm

It looks like searching is not searching everything? I have tried to find "soma" several times and nothing. I tried to find "alien" and there are some results. Soma is in singleplayer requests, I just looked that it is still there. So the searching is strange for me.

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Re: Forum Search Not Working?

Post by STN » Fri May 26, 2017 8:37 pm

That is Google's fault. Nothing i can do about.
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Re: Forum Search Not Working?

Post by FoxKyong » Fri May 26, 2017 8:42 pm

Is it known why it is ignoring this word? Or we just can't rely on google search and have to search manually if we don't find what we were looking for?

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Re: Forum Search Not Working?

Post by STN » Fri May 26, 2017 8:47 pm

No clue, it is indexed but google doesn't bring the result for some reason.
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