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Can we get the old search back?

PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2010 8:36 pm
by lumbercis
The google search bites. Unless I'm missing something there's not anywhere near the controllability of the old forum based search. What I especially hate is that it defaults to listing results by post rather than allowing results by thread.

In short, either bring back the old search or enable us to mimic the old functionality with the google search. Otherwise the new search is a downgrade.

J.

Re: Can we get the old search back?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 1:08 am
by d1alltrac
+1

Re: Can we get the old search back?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 4:13 am
by toayoztan
Tommy wrote:The search still exists. It is preferable for people to use the google search since that sucks up a lot less server resources.

The old search is still here: http://alltrac.net/phpBB2/search.php

The search database re-indexes on its own, so it will continually get better over time.


Here's what the admin said in another thread when I asked about it.

I agree, the new google search totally blows.

Bryan

Re: Can we get the old search back?

PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:07 pm
by DeeCee

Re: Can we get the old search back?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:27 am
by Rick89GTS
^Much better, thanks

Re: Can we get the old search back?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:50 am
by lumbercis
Ahh, thanks. Didn't see the previous thread.

In that case, can we get a link to the old search somewhere easily accessible so I don't have to search (heh :P ) for this thread every time I want to search?

J.

Re: Can we get the old search back?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:52 am
by WarTowels
I dislike all of the recent changes.

Re: Can we get the old search back?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:55 am
by 2of81
This should be a sticky at the top! :shrug:

Re: Can we get the old search back?

PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 12:16 pm
by Balagast
Has anyone noticed that if you try and use the old search it doesn't seem to be returning all the possible results? I tried a search for clutch cylinder and got 2 threads to come back, and I know that cannot be accurate.

Re: Can we get the old search back?

PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 2:10 pm
by lumbercis
Yeah, I noticed it too.

Sucks.

J.

Re: Can we get the old search back?

PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 2:59 pm
by Gary ST165
the forum (search facility) needs to be re-indexed :(





including active topics:


Tommy wrote:ยป Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:29 am
After an upgrade, it takes a few days for active topics to work. Basically, they aren't active yet.



I got a message saying the board was being updated earlier today... so any news or plans to make use of the view active topics function ? : search.php?search_id=active_topics

Just enabled this feature. Should be working soon. Try going back further than 7 days for now to see active topics.[/quote]



Gary ST165 wrote:try this....

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I'm not teaching you to suck eggs, but have you checked that active topics is highlighted on every forum / subforum.

kind regards

:smokes:

Re: Can we get the old search back?

PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 4:05 pm
by toayoztan
Sorry for my ignorance, but what is "active topics" or what defines it I should ask?

Bryan

Re: Can we get the old search back?

PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 4:30 pm
by Gary ST165
active topics is what it says. > It should display all topics from all the forums in chronological order of the most recent post.


It works a bit like "view new posts" > except when you log out or come back 5 minutes later > you still get to read all the new posts, and maybe the posts which you didn't read, which are effectively all the topics with recent activity

Re: Can we get the old search back?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:39 pm
by Gary ST165
^^^^ this is a PITA


can the administrator please re-index the search. PLEASE. using minimum 2 characters




Fulltext native
Enable fulltext updating:
Updating of fulltext indexes when posting, overridden if search is disabled.
Yes No
Min characters indexed by search: 2
Words with at least this many characters will be indexed for searching.





and the search.php?search_id=active_topics

active topics link still shows only one sub forum :(




thanks in advance