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Has a modification been made to the search feature?  It doesn't seem to be working right.  And by that I mean searches don't work as they should.  I frequently search for key words in thread titles to post in the appropriate threads.  Recently I was looking for the mass shooting thread and searched with the term "mass shooting".  The thread didn't come up in the results despite have the exact term "mass shooting" in the title.  I was able to find it using Google Advanced Search.

 

Similarly I just searched for the Random Funny Articles thread, which i have searched for and successfully found many times using the search term "random funny".  Just a few minutes ago I did this exact same search and it didn't come up.  Weird.

 

 

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@China 3rd result down

 

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And here it's the only result when clicking on 

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So without being able to duplicate your issue, there's not much I can do to troubleshoot it. That said, what browser are you using? Only asking because someone else had an issue the other day using Firefox which was resolved by them simply clearing either their cookies or the cache.

 

If you're still having problems, please continue to document them here with as much info as you can provide. 👍

 

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@TK I'll start taking screenshots and posting examples when they happen.  For example, if I do this search (to find the Let's brag about our kids thread):

 

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It does not pull up the thread.  Yet clearly the thread is there (on p. 5 of the Tailgate forum):

 

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BTW, it seems to be inconsistent.  For example, the other day I searched for "liquor" trying to find The Liquor Thread and got zero results back.  Today, as a test I tried it again (The Liquor Thread is still on the first page of the Tailgate) and it pulled it up just fine.

 

 

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Here's another example (searching for the "Emerging Technologies" thread, searching it topics:

 

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If I modify the search to search not just topics but the whole Tailgate forum, I still get nothing:

 

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Yet, this thread clearly an be found here (on p.4 of the Tailgate):

 

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BTW, I'm using Google Chrome as my browser.

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Just for fun, I'll give you another one.  Searching for the Nationwide Removal of Confederate Statues thread, searching the Tailgate:

 

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Yet again, the thread can be found on page 8 of the Tailgate:

 

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@TK I will usually either search in TOPICS or THIS FORUM.  I haven't been searching in THREAD TITLES (I don't see that option).  I usually leave it set to search within both CONTENT TITLES and BODY (see below):

 

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After reading your comment I went back and tried the "kids" one again, this time searching in CONTENT TITLES ONLY and got this:

 

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@TK  I noted above that before when I searched for Liquor, it wouldn't pull up the thread during the search, but now, when that thread is on p. 1 of the forum, it finds it for me when I search for it.

 

Similarly, I posted above that I couldn't find the Iran thread with searching either with "credibility" or "Iran", both terms in the thread title.  After that search I posted in the thread and it is now on p.1 of the forum.  So I tried searching for it again with "credibility" and it found it this time:

 

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It seems to able to find threads that I have posted in recently without problem, but when they are back a ways it doesn't seem to find them, which of course when I need the search feature to work most, as they are harder to find if they are several pages back in the forum.

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I'll run a test.  I found an article I wanted to post in the Naked People Run Amok thread.  I've done this search dozens of times with the term "amok" and always get two threads both with "amok" in the thread title (the aforementioned Naked People Run Amok thread and one about Turkeys running amok). 

 

Searching now with "amok" I got nothing:

 

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I will find the thread and post in it and then search again.

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Well, as I suspected, after posting in the thread the search feature found it:

 

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It also found this thread but did not find the thread about turkeys running amok (maybe you should see if you can find that one - "amok" is not in the title but the search feature used to always pull it up because in was in the content).

 

FYI:

 

 

Not sure what's going on, but it's weird and annoying.

 

 

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My latest search "Economy" in THIS FORUM (Tailgate), where I would normally expect to find the recession thread, which I did (see below), but also The "Re-Opening" the Economy Thread (which I did not).

 

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The thread I was looking for (found on p. 7 of the Tailgate Forum):

 

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And after posting in The "Re-Opening" the Economy Thread and searching again:

 

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Does the search engine not search beyond the first couple of pages of the forum?

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FYI, without posting screenshots, I'll tell you that I had the same issue in searching "vaxxer" for the anti-vaxxer thread.  I got nothing when I searched with that term, although previously it has worked in pulling up that thread.   I just posted in it and ran the search again, and now it finds the thread.  

 

Let me know if you need more info.

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On 11/28/2020 at 11:10 AM, China said:

Here's another example (searching for the "Emerging Technologies" thread, searching it topics:

 

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If I modify the search to search not just topics but the whole Tailgate forum, I still get nothing:

 

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Yet, this thread clearly an be found here (on p.4 of the Tailgate):

 

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BTW, I'm using Google Chrome as my browser.

 

FYI, I ran this search again with the same results today.  Then I posted in the thread and ran the search again.  It came up after that.

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