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Re: New features

Postby Tommy » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:36 pm

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GT4_ever wrote:Is it just me, or is search being a bit wonky?

Heck, I even searched for "gt4" just to test, and it only came back with one result!


agreed.

maybe the search needs to be re-indexed


The search index was cleared recently, and I plan on switching it over to a google custom search which seems to be more accurate and consumes far few system resources. (Faster)
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Re: New features

Postby Gary ST165 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:44 pm

:D good news. i love the search.
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Re: New features

Postby toayoztan » Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:15 am

How do we perform a custom search?

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Re: New features

Postby Flying Bajan » Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:16 pm

Why am I having so much trouble getting / staying logged in ??? Sooooooooooooooooo annoying !
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Re: New features

Postby Gary ST165 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:56 pm

Tommy,

I see the new search box top right, and the google custom search box works OK-ish.

eg if i wanted to search for "sugar cube" i know i can copy and paste this text in to google :

sugar cube site:alltrac.net


like so: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=sugar+cube+site%3Aalltrac.net





but i would ask you to re-index the search as i don't know if google cannot replace the phpBB search features, like search by author, 1st post , search title etc > unless you can teach us how to get better results please


thanks in advance


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Re: New features

Postby toayoztan » Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:44 pm

Gary ST165 wrote:but i would ask you to re-index the search as i don't know if google cannot replace the phpBB search features, like search by author, 1st post , search title etc > unless you can teach us how to get better results please


thanks in advance


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Ditto. This is what I loved about the previous search. I could easily scan the threads for a particular forum.

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Re: New features

Postby Tommy » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:35 pm

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.
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Re: New features

Postby Gary ST165 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:23 pm

Tommy wrote:
Gary ST165 wrote:by alltrac.net » Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:29 am
alltrac.net wrote: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.





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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.

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Re: New features

Postby Gary ST165 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:15 pm

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