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Web Site search problem

Post by greybox » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:38 am

I feel that this web site needs some maintenance: I can't find some newer posts by seaching, but I can find them by browsing manually when I know where they are.

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Re: Web Site search problem

Post by soumik » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:15 am

This website uses the Sphinx search backend and the search index is updated at specific time intervals (say, every 5 or 15 minutes) rather than with every posting. This may explain why you are seeing newly-posted posts on the board, but not in the search results.
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Re: Web Site search problem

Post by greybox » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:11 pm

Nope, I am talking about posts days and weeks old, not hours and minutes.

For example, when I do a search by my id (greybox), I can't see this post in the search results:

https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/ ... ic-t_96432

here is the search string:

search.php?keywords=&terms=all&author=greybox
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Re: Web Site search problem

Post by Brf » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:29 pm

You would not find that post using the phpBB search, since it is not part of this phpBB board.

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Re: Web Site search problem

Post by greybox » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:34 pm

This is what I guessed, but the way the site is designed - you have a search box on the top and the advanced search button and none of them work for me. Where should I go to search for the post(s) I mentioned?

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Re: Web Site search problem

Post by AndroidOS » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:38 pm

Go here, and scroll down. There is a search box a little lower down, next to the New Contribution button.

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Re: Web Site search problem

Post by greybox » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:44 pm

Got it, thank you! I have to go to Customise forum before doing a search.

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Re: Web Site search problem

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:52 pm

I never realized that the customization section was a separate board .

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