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Link to search is missing

Postby HappyPoet » Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:50 pm

Hi NHE,

I can't find the old search function link. I see the custom google search, but it doesn't work like the old search function. Do you know what I'm doing wrong? Oh, I'm definitely signed in properly.

Thanks very much.

~HP
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Re: Link to search is missing

Postby NHE » Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:49 am

HappyPoet wrote:I can't find the old search function link. I see the custom google search, but it doesn't work like the old search function. Do you know what I'm doing wrong? Oh, I'm definitely signed in properly.


Arron, our administrator, changed the search function. The old search engine is still available. It has some useful features like being able to search by author. However, it was not without problems. For example, if a search term was deemed too common in the database, then it would just drop that term. For example, try searching for Avonex in both search tools and see what you get. The Google search may work out better for the site in the long run. As a compromise, Arron added a link for the old phpBB search to the Google search results page. After using the Google search, click the "Advanced Search" link at the top of the page. This will use the old phpBB search engine with your current search terms. Note, for faster access, one could just bookmark the old phpBB search page and go directly to it.
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Re: Link to search is missing

Postby HappyPoet » Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:24 pm

NHE, thanks for explaining. Much appreciated. :)
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Re: Link to search is missing

Postby NHE » Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:33 pm

One limitation is that the Google search doesn't appear to do a search by author very well. To get around this you can try going to the member's profile and clicking the "Search user's posts" link. The downside is that this will show all posts and cannot be combined with other keywords.
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