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#1 Tom Ray

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 10:36 AM

When I have tried to use the forum search function in the past few days, I have gotten only this:

 

SA-driver-error.gif

 



#2 MR.CLEAN

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 10:38 AM

me too.  forwarded to the man, thanks.



#3 Sol Rosenberg

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 11:48 PM

Damn if that isn't the story of my life, told in two words.  



#4 bowman81

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 12:26 PM

still no worky....



#5 mad

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 03:59 PM

Does Dawgs replacement get paid?

#6 Tom Ray

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 09:49 AM

me too.  forwarded to the man, thanks.

 


I'm wondering the same thing as mad. Does the man get paid to fix this kind of thing?



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 02:30 PM

me too.  forwarded to the man, thanks.

 


I'm wondering the same thing as mad. Does the man get paid to fix this kind of thing?

Doesn't look like he does, still broken



#8 hobot

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 08:58 PM

Deferred maintenance ;)



#9 Jerryd

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:21 AM

Does he even know???

#10 Presuming Ed

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 07:01 AM

Certainly doesn't care.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 12:33 AM

Maybe Myers is paying him to not fix it...............



#12 Tom Ray

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 09:13 AM

Clean, did you ever get any response at all on this issue?

 

It's still broken.

 

Various people have pointed out that you can use Google or other search engines to find stuff on Sailing Anarchy. That's true. You can do site-specific searches. The format is shown on this old post of mine in Political Anarchy. Yes, I used Google to find that. No, it is not as good as having our own forum search engine, for several reasons.

 

1. Indexing. The Googlebot has to index all the content on this forum, all other forums, Twitter, Facebook, news sites, commercial sites, all sites everywhere. It's a busy bot. It has priorities. We are not high on that list. It takes a while and there are, no doubt, still many pages not indexed by Google. We make new ones every day. A database search tied to the forums only has to keep track of what is said here, a much easier job to do in a timely and thorough manner.

 

2. Searching by poster. Yes, you can sort of do this using Google, but the database search could eliminate stray mentions of a name because it knows who posted what.

 

3. Searching by date range. Yes, you can sort of do this using Google too, but again the database search can do it better.

 

4. Forum and thread-specific searching. Google can not do this.

 

The people who complain that it never worked well remind me of the old adage that it's a poor craftsman who blames his tools. It used to work fine for me. Get the geeks that be to fix it!



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 09:59 AM

They better deal with the spammer as well while they're at it.



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 06:56 PM

Somewhere in SA Heaven, Dawg is smiling down on this thread...



#15 Tom Ray

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 10:35 AM

Somewhere in SA Heaven, Dawg is smiling down on this thread...

 

And somewhere at http://www.invisionp...com/apps/board/ no one is awake. Does IP Board charge for support? If so, this month's fee should be refunded.



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 11:50 AM

Ran across another one that Google can't do as well this morning:

 

5. Searching only in thread titles.



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 04:58 AM

 Apparently Clean can't even get it done so you know the decision to let it stay broken comes from the top.

 

 

Perhaps a good 'ol fashion "Field Trip" is needed?

 

 

http://community.inv...-modifications/



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 04:32 AM

Does Dawgs replacement get paid?



Dave?







Dave's not here!

#19 Tom Ray

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 10:53 AM


search works perfectly now after being broken for a couple of weeks. .



No, it was broken for over a month and did not work when I tried the search box on a forum page this morning.

Going to the advanced search page and searching from there did work, so it is definitely better, but "working perfectly" would mean the ability to use search boxes on any page where they appear.



#20 Tom Ray

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 04:06 PM

It was fun while it lasted, but is back to broken now.



#21 mad

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 04:27 PM

What else did you expect?

#22 mad

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 04:28 PM

What else did you expect?

#23 mad

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 04:28 PM

What else did you expect?

#24 mad

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 04:30 PM

FFS, this place is really falling apart at the seams.




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