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#1 devilus

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 05:09 AM

I cannot use the search function in forums as expected. I think it doesn't work properly.

 

Say, today I searched for the topic "Blocking Tutorial", posted yesterday. I know it's there. But I get no results. Even not when using filters "Only search in titles" and "Tips and Tricks". It says "No results found for "blocking tutorial". Do I something wrong?


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Posted 18 May 2016 - 05:22 AM

Here's the thread you're looking for.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/614316/blocking-tutorial/

Just tried to look for "Blocking" in that section as well and it didn't work. Might be an issue with threads that gets moved, and therefore hasn't been indexed properly yet.

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 05:28 AM

Here's the thread you're looking for.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/614316/blocking-tutorial/

Just tried to look for "Blocking" in that section as well and it didn't work. Might be an issue with threads that gets moved, and therefore hasn't been indexed properly yet.

:) :)

I've already read it. That was just an experiment with search box. Thanks anyway.


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Posted 18 May 2016 - 01:23 PM

It shows up now in search, so may be an indexing issue. Will take alook thanks

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 02:14 PM

Not to belabor an often discussed issue about IPB search. Yeah in general it is not very good.

A work around I often use is the google search operator, site:

That will narrow your results to this site. You can use it for any site actually if you want to narrow your searches.

So a search would look something like:

blocking tutorial, site: bleepingcomputer.com
Which returns: https://www.google.com#q=blocking%20tutorial%2C%20site%3A%20bleepingcomputer.com

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 06:15 PM

Sometimes I get NO RESULTS using search either..... Dunno if something is wrong with how IPB indexs stuff or what :(

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 07:23 AM

Today I searched for O&O (O&O Defrag) and got a lot of results. Unfortunately there was really nothing about O&O or O&O Defrag software in results. I find it really annoying.


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Posted 26 May 2016 - 07:25 AM

Prety sure this is because IPS cannot interpret special characters (such as &) in its search feature. So "O&O" becomes "O O" or "OO". Same with dots.

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 07:42 AM

Prety sure this is because IPS cannot interpret special characters (such as &) in its search feature. So "O&O" becomes "O O" or "OO". Same with dots.

Sorry then. :)

 

But it's really difficult to find something. What should I type in there for O&O Defrag?

 

EDIT: Well, I think, "O&O Defrag" just like googling.


Edited by devilus, 26 May 2016 - 07:48 AM.

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 07:50 AM

I would use Animal's technique.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/614375/problem-with-search-function/#entry4002896

This is what I do as well, since I hate the Search feature on IPS forums.

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