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Re: Active Topics search erratic (cross-post)

Postby amberwolf » Wed 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.
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Re: Active Topics search erratic (cross-post)

Postby oldhaq » Sun 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.
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Re: Is there something wrong with "Active topic" search?

Postby TylerDurden » Wed 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. :(
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Re: Active Topics search erratic (cross-post)

Postby TylerDurden » Wed 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. :(
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Re: Is there something wrong with "Active topic" search?

Postby grindz145 » Wed 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.

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

Postby amberwolf » Thu 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
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Re: Is there something wrong with "Active topic" search?

Postby knightmb » Thu 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.
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Re: Is there something wrong with "Active topic" search?

Postby TylerDurden » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:16 am

testing
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Re: Active Topics search erratic (cross-post)

Postby TylerDurden » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:26 am

knightmb wrote:How about now?


"View active topics" still broken.

Still only showing a handful of forums.


http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=16852&p=250858&#p250858
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Re: Is there something wrong with "Active topic" search?

Postby grindz145 » Thu 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...
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Re: Is there something wrong with "Active topic" search?

Postby Ypedal » Thu 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.

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Tips on how to search this forum

Postby pengyou » Sun 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?
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Re: Tips on how to search this forum

Postby Miles » Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:46 am

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Re: Tips on how to search this forum

Postby pengyou » Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:47 am

so the quotes are necessary. When I did the search I did not use quotes :(
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Re: Tips on how to search this forum

Postby thepronghorn » Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:39 am

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Re: Tips on how to search this forum

Postby Green Machine » Sun 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.
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Re: Tips on how to search this forum

Postby neptronix » Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:54 pm

Using 'Topic titles only' helps a ton.

Google searches this site much better though.
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Re: Tips on how to search this forum

Postby Metallover » Sun 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. :)
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Better Search Function: try Google

Postby fechter » Tue 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.
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Search ES with Google

Postby spinningmagnets » Thu 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...

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Re: Search ES with Google

Postby biohazardman » Fri 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.
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Re: Search ES with Google

Postby spinningmagnets » Fri 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"
http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=18606
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Re: Search ES with Google

Postby Harold in CR » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:33 am

One of those things you feel too stupid to ask. Thanks, SM. 8)
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Re: Search ES with Google

Postby RallySTX » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:58 pm

Nice post, worthy of being added to the tips thread!
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Re: Search ES with Google

Postby rojitor » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:05 pm

Superb post! Many people will thank you for this.
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