Search problems, fixes, suggestions (merged threads)

Talk about anything and everything here within reason.
User avatar
amberwolf
100 GW
100 GW
Posts: 23948
Joined: Aug 17, 2009 6:43 am
Location: Phoenix, AZ, USA, Earth, Sol, Local Bubble, Orion Arm, Milky Way, Local Group
Contact:

Re: Active Topics search erratic (cross-post)

Post by amberwolf » Mar 17, 2010 1:54 am

I have the opposite problem--the View New Posts page for me is always many many pages long, even if I mark all the forums read! This is true on the other V3.x forums I've visited, too, but was not the case in 2.x.

User avatar
oldhaq
100 W
100 W
Posts: 291
Joined: Oct 25, 2008 7:29 am
Location: Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia

Re: Active Topics search erratic (cross-post)

Post by oldhaq » Mar 21, 2010 8:57 am

"View New Posts" was working ok for me until today, but now I get just a few results if I am logged in, once I logout I get 1000+ results again.
Was getting sql errors early today. Any end in sight of getting this php version running well? This one seems to need more than one fix.
My bikes:
WCC Chopper longtail - https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 60#p170594
Choppermeister and JJWCC - https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 50#p246270
Huffy MTB https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 50#p252774
BMC Super Trail https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 61#p619089
www.youtube.com/user/OLDHAQ

I thought of that while riding my bike.
Albert Einstein
on the Theory of Relativity.

User avatar
TylerDurden
100 GW
100 GW
Posts: 7543
Joined: Jan 04, 2007 5:50 pm
Location: Wear the fox hat.
Contact:

Re: Is there something wrong with "Active topic" search?

Post by TylerDurden » Mar 24, 2010 10:54 am

Hrmmmm...

"View new posts" just flaked. It went from displaying seven pages of topics to just seven topics .

Clicking through each forum is gonna be tedious. :(
Have a Nice Day,

TD

Image
___________________________________________________________

FYI: Adding pictures?

Bored?... take a crack at the unanswered posts

Please post your Watts-at-speed in the survey.



Image

User avatar
TylerDurden
100 GW
100 GW
Posts: 7543
Joined: Jan 04, 2007 5:50 pm
Location: Wear the fox hat.
Contact:

Re: Active Topics search erratic (cross-post)

Post by TylerDurden » Mar 24, 2010 10:59 am

Hrmmmm...

"View new posts" just flaked. It went from displaying seven pages of topics to just seven topics .

Logged-out, then logged-in and all "new" were gone.

Clicking through each forum is gonna be tedious. :(
Have a Nice Day,

TD

Image
___________________________________________________________

FYI: Adding pictures?

Bored?... take a crack at the unanswered posts

Please post your Watts-at-speed in the survey.



Image

User avatar
grindz145
1 GW
1 GW
Posts: 3316
Joined: Apr 07, 2009 12:10 pm
Location: Rochester NY
Contact:

Re: Is there something wrong with "Active topic" search?

Post by grindz145 » Mar 24, 2010 11:38 am

O, so I'm not losing my mind, and everyone hasn't stopped posting on anything other than

A. topics I've already posted on and
B. Dogs eating egregious amount of butter.

safe.

User avatar
amberwolf
100 GW
100 GW
Posts: 23948
Joined: Aug 17, 2009 6:43 am
Location: Phoenix, AZ, USA, Earth, Sol, Local Bubble, Orion Arm, Milky Way, Local Group
Contact:

Re: Is there something wrong with "Active topic" search?

Post by amberwolf » Mar 25, 2010 3:19 am

grindz145 wrote:O, so I'm not losing my mind, and everyone hasn't stopped posting on anything other than <snip>
No, we haven't stopped posting everywhere else, but that doesn't have anything to do with whether or not you're losing your mind. :P

knightmb
100 kW
100 kW
Posts: 1143
Joined: May 08, 2006 12:32 am
Location: Franklin, TN

Re: Is there something wrong with "Active topic" search?

Post by knightmb » Mar 25, 2010 4:14 am

How about now? When I checked, I had pages of active topics. I did notice they put a hard 1,000 limit when you select the "show me all posts forever" option.

User avatar
TylerDurden
100 GW
100 GW
Posts: 7543
Joined: Jan 04, 2007 5:50 pm
Location: Wear the fox hat.
Contact:

Re: Is there something wrong with "Active topic" search?

Post by TylerDurden » Mar 25, 2010 8:16 am

testing
Have a Nice Day,

TD

Image
___________________________________________________________

FYI: Adding pictures?

Bored?... take a crack at the unanswered posts

Please post your Watts-at-speed in the survey.



Image

User avatar
TylerDurden
100 GW
100 GW
Posts: 7543
Joined: Jan 04, 2007 5:50 pm
Location: Wear the fox hat.
Contact:

Re: Active Topics search erratic (cross-post)

Post by TylerDurden » Mar 25, 2010 8:26 am

knightmb wrote:How about now?
"View active topics" still broken.

Still only showing a handful of forums.


https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 8&#p250858
Have a Nice Day,

TD

Image
___________________________________________________________

FYI: Adding pictures?

Bored?... take a crack at the unanswered posts

Please post your Watts-at-speed in the survey.



Image

User avatar
grindz145
1 GW
1 GW
Posts: 3316
Joined: Apr 07, 2009 12:10 pm
Location: Rochester NY
Contact:

Re: Is there something wrong with "Active topic" search?

Post by grindz145 » Mar 25, 2010 12:08 pm

amberwolf wrote:
grindz145 wrote:O, so I'm not losing my mind, and everyone hasn't stopped posting on anything other than <snip>
No, we haven't stopped posting everywhere else, but that doesn't have anything to do with whether or not you're losing your mind. :P
Good call. I mean there are still the voices...

User avatar
Ypedal
100 GW
100 GW
Posts: 13879
Joined: Dec 27, 2006 12:55 pm
Location: Moncton NB, Canada
Contact:

Re: Is there something wrong with "Active topic" search?

Post by Ypedal » Mar 25, 2010 2:24 pm

grindz145 wrote:O, so I'm not losing my mind, and everyone hasn't stopped posting on anything other than

A. topics I've already posted on and
B. Dogs eating egregious amount of butter.

safe.

???
ES site status page:
http://www.ypedal.com/ES/ES.htm
----------------
http://www.ypedal.com

pengyou
1 kW
1 kW
Posts: 313
Joined: Oct 27, 2007 10:38 am
Location: North Dakota

Tips on how to search this forum

Post by pengyou » Jul 03, 2011 6:40 am

I just spent a few minutes trying to search this forum for Turnigy 63-64 B motor and got thousands of hits..but the first half dozen or so pages were either hits with only the word Turnigy or the Turnigy 80-100 - this motor seems to have developed a cult following on these pages ;) Can someone point me to a place where I can hone my searching skills?

User avatar
Miles
100 GW
100 GW
Posts: 11434
Joined: Mar 16, 2007 4:15 pm
Location: London UK

Re: Tips on how to search this forum

Post by Miles » Jul 03, 2011 6:46 am


pengyou
1 kW
1 kW
Posts: 313
Joined: Oct 27, 2007 10:38 am
Location: North Dakota

Re: Tips on how to search this forum

Post by pengyou » Jul 03, 2011 10:47 am

so the quotes are necessary. When I did the search I did not use quotes :(

thepronghorn
100 W
100 W
Posts: 184
Joined: Mar 27, 2011 8:07 pm
Location: Portland, Oregon

Re: Tips on how to search this forum

Post by thepronghorn » Jul 03, 2011 11:39 am


User avatar
Green Machine
1 MW
1 MW
Posts: 1609
Joined: Jan 18, 2010 3:31 am
Location: it doesnt matter .... spark a revolution
Contact:

Re: Tips on how to search this forum

Post by Green Machine » Jul 03, 2011 1:56 pm

thepronghorn wrote:Use google.

http://tinyurl.com/44yjelz

Nice trick..thanks gronghorn also for that tinyurl gizmo.

I agree google is best way to search ES.

User avatar
neptronix
100 GW
100 GW
Posts: 13063
Joined: Jun 15, 2010 5:56 pm
Location: People's republic of Petrolistan ( Utah, USA )
Contact:

Re: Tips on how to search this forum

Post by neptronix » Jul 03, 2011 4:54 pm

Using 'Topic titles only' helps a ton.

Google searches this site much better though.
My first major build: 8T MAC motor on a Trek 4500.
The new all-arounder: Leafmotor 1500w on a Turner O2 full suspension.
The wheelie machine: 20" Rear Magic Pie II on a Trek 4300 MTB

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now."- Chinese Proverb

User avatar
Metallover
10 kW
10 kW
Posts: 524
Joined: Jul 08, 2009 8:09 pm
Location: South Dakota

Re: Tips on how to search this forum

Post by Metallover » Jul 03, 2011 5:10 pm

If you want to search just the topic titles select "search within topic titles only" and "display results as topics". I find myself doing this most of the time I search.

The search here may not be perfect, but it's miles ahead of other sites. I usually use the built in search instead of google here. :)
Add your bike to the Unofficial E-Bike Garage! - http://spreadsheets2.google.com/ccc?key ... OWcg&hl=en
My Build - Vector Frame, 20s 25Ah LiPo, Max-E, Cromotor - 10.89HP on the Dyno

User avatar
fechter
100 GW
100 GW
Posts: 11822
Joined: Dec 31, 2006 3:23 pm
Location: California Bay Area, USA

Better Search Function: try Google

Post by fechter » Sep 20, 2011 12:43 pm

The phpbb search function is not very good, and seems to be getting worse.
Have no fear, though, Google can be used much more effectively.

Just go to google and enter your search term followed by a space and
site:endless-sphere.com


You can also use cool functions like the image search and you are much more likely to find what you are looking for.
"One test is worth a thousand opinions"

User avatar
spinningmagnets
100 GW
100 GW
Posts: 10723
Joined: Dec 21, 2007 10:27 pm
Location: Ft Riley, NE Kansas

Search ES with Google

Post by spinningmagnets » Feb 23, 2012 10:49 pm

The ES search window has gotten less helpful as the site has gotten larger. I don't know anything about the IT stuff, but Its possible to search ES using Google. I stumbled across this help graphic and thought I'd post it in ES, so I can find this again by looking at my posts...

Image

User avatar
biohazardman
100 kW
100 kW
Posts: 1427
Joined: Jun 29, 2008 5:28 pm
Location: Portland,Oregon USA

Re: Search ES with Google

Post by biohazardman » Feb 24, 2012 12:39 am

Thanks for that Google has a habit of coming up with more relevant results and less junk most of the time.
Build it like your life depends on it. Cuz it does.
Golden Motor Schwinn first build http://goldenmotor.com/SMF/index.php?topic=279.0
Giant BMC build https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... &start=390
Short ride vids https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 60#p321703

User avatar
spinningmagnets
100 GW
100 GW
Posts: 10723
Joined: Dec 21, 2007 10:27 pm
Location: Ft Riley, NE Kansas

Re: Search ES with Google

Post by spinningmagnets » Feb 24, 2012 1:01 am

Heres an example...I typed into the Google search window:

site:endless-sphere.com mid drive trike 9c

....and the thread I was looking for was the third link down.

"6X10 Mid Drive Trike"
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 28&t=18606

Harold in CR
1 MW
1 MW
Posts: 1775
Joined: Feb 01, 2010 7:19 pm
Location: Costa Rica

Re: Search ES with Google

Post by Harold in CR » Feb 24, 2012 6:33 am

One of those things you feel too stupid to ask. Thanks, SM. 8)
Thanks to Justin, the forum is open source and NON-commercialized.

User avatar
RallySTX
10 kW
10 kW
Posts: 838
Joined: Oct 11, 2010 10:29 am
Location: Janesville WI.
Contact:

Re: Search ES with Google

Post by RallySTX » Feb 26, 2012 2:58 pm

Nice post, worthy of being added to the tips thread!
Brian L.
Brian Larson CST. KC9DAK.
Janesville WI.
2005 Schwinn Stingray Spoiler
2004 Schwinn Stingray OCC. The Stripper.
Build thread
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 4&p=322312
Web. http://www.wix.com/brian_larson/rallystx128hhj

Image

Image

User avatar
rojitor
100 kW
100 kW
Posts: 1021
Joined: Mar 23, 2011 6:39 pm
Location: vigo spain

Re: Search ES with Google

Post by rojitor » Feb 26, 2012 3:05 pm

Superb post! Many people will thank you for this.

Post Reply