Forum Search Engine Problems?

Discussion in 'Errors / Problems' started by Matt308, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Matt308

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    Any members having problems with the forum search engine returning inconsistent results?

    Errors like a search for a thread with known parameters returns nothing, yet you find your thread/post later and realize that your search had valid parameters.

    Or a known parameter search that results in returns that you know does not include all threads/posts?

    We are attempting to determine if we have a problem and the scope. All help would be appreciated.

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  2. Colin1

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    Yes
    I've experienced that one
     
  3. syscom3

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    Describe the details and send it to a mod so they can investigate it.
     
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    Yeah thanks Einstein
    Here you go

    If the mods want anything further from me, they'll be sure to ask you
     
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    Might be something to do with a minimal limit of the number of letters in a search term to minimise results. Therefore words with say 3 letters or less are excluded from the search whereas those with more won't be...
     
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    Gnomey, using your suggestion:

    From the "USS Saratoga" thread I started last week:

    Search words with "USS" and "Syscom3" yielded nothing.

    Search words with "Saratoga" and "Syscom3" yielded the thread.

    It didnt matter if the letters were capitalized or not.
     
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    Search words need to be longer than 3 characters. If they are not, that specific item is ignored.
     
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    I don't know about anyone else, but I always have to look through atleast three pages of threads to find the one I'm after, even when I type in the exact thread name.
     
  9. Matt308

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    That's happened to me too, A4K. I've also done a search and the results did not include more recent posts that I know existed. When tried again exactly the same, those more recent posts are listed in the returns.
     
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    Yes, that is because of the terms with less than 4 letters (1/2/3) are ignored in the search......


    Not sure of the other problems though.
     
  11. syscom3

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    Thats bad ..... :lol:

    All of the US aircraft are usually refered to their 3 digit code.

    I guess we will need to ask people to use a "-" in their threads, like "P-51" instead of P51.
     
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    Same here, I can't seem to find a specific enough search term to limit the number of items returned by the search.


    Wheels
     
  13. seesul

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    Yep, I faced the same problems as Matt described.
    HavenĀ“t the same problems in the old version
     
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