I cant find my threads.

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by Emil, Mar 12, 2013.

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  1. Emil Valued Senior Member

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    Hi,
    I wasn't logged a while...some problems.
    I tried to find the threads started by me and I have not succeeded.
    Could you give me some indication?
     
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  3. Nehushtan Registered Member

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    It seems that there is a cut-off date before which posts will not be searched by the search engine. I was doing a search on some topics the other time and was surprised by how few results I was getting; then I went and browsed the forums directly and found many old threads not found by the search engine.

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  5. Pete It's not rocket surgery Registered Senior Member

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    This is a problem. I'm PMing JamesR and Plazma Inferno to see if it can be reversed.
     
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  7. andy1033 Truth Seeker Valued Senior Member

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    Strangely if you put the details into google, you can find the older threads, lol

    I had like a 7-8 years break from this board, not sure why i never posted in that time, but i can find my threads in google.
     
  8. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    how do you do that?
     
  9. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    There is a problem with the search function at the moment. The site developers are aware of it and I'm hoping it will be fixed in the near future.

    In the meantime, a google search using "site:sciforums.com" in the search term should find older threads.
     
  10. Pete It's not rocket surgery Registered Senior Member

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    Thanks James
     
  11. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

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    Hello.

    There was a database issue that was affecting Search option. Anyway, it's been fixed.
     
  12. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    But it is still limited to "Find latest posts by user."

    If I want to find an old post, and I know the keyword and who posted it, then if the post is too old to be in the "latest posts" bracket, it won't show up.
    It used to be possible to search by keyword and poster. This kind of search isn't really viable when done with Google (way too many results).
     
  13. Pete It's not rocket surgery Registered Senior Member

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    You can search posts by user under Advanced Search, if you choose the "Search single content type" option.

    The default is "Search multiple content types", which doesn't seem to work properly.
     
  14. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    Sure, that's what I've been talking about. But that option is limited to "latest posts", as I've been saying.
     
  15. Pete It's not rocket surgery Registered Senior Member

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    Not sure what you mean. Are you going through the "Advanced Search" dialog, or through the user profile?
    With Advanced Search, I can find posts from 1999 by searching for "Universe" in posts by Tiassa.
     
  16. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    the thread display from my profile page still does not work.

    the post display is screwed up.
    if i go through the first page of posts to, say, the 3rd page and click to go to the thread, then after reading the context and going back to post display the post display starts at the first post instead of defaulting to the post i was reading.
     
  17. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    Of course I'm going through Advanced Search -> Search Single Content Type.



    For example:
    this thread: http://www.sciforums.com/showthread.php?69046-Crisis-of-truth-is-suspicion-the-answer
    can you find it with the Sciforums search function in any way?
    I couldn't, I used Google.
     
  18. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

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    Hello wynn. The problem you've described is related to vBulletin search engine. We cannot do much about it.

    @lepold:
    I'm not sure I understand. What you're describing is normal vBulletin behaviour. It will always land you at the first post, when you browsing thread using pagination.
     
  19. Pete It's not rocket surgery Registered Senior Member

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    You're right.

    I can't get the search to return any of your posts from more than a couple of days ago.
    Same for lightgigantic.

    Oh... Searching all Fraggle Rocker's posts (no keywords) returns a bunch from 2003 and before, then some in the last few days. A ten year gap seems to be missing.

    Searching my posts (all dates, no keywords, ascending by date) stops in 2003.
    Same search, descending by date, returns a few from the last couple of days, then a jump back to 2003.

    Plazma?
     
  20. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

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    We'll check this.
     
  21. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

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    Search should be working now.
     
  22. quantum_wave Contemplating the "as yet" unknown Valued Senior Member

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    Now that that is solved, when I look in a person's profile, I used to be able to see a history of their threads and posts. Is that gone or is it that I have messed up my settings?
     
  23. quantum_wave Contemplating the "as yet" unknown Valued Senior Member

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    I guess it works, but only goes back so far. Older posts and threads started are cut off. I wonder what the cut off period is and how to go back to posts and threads dated before the cut off?
     
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