[Whine] The search function

Discussion in 'Communications' started by FlareStorm, Nov 27, 2005.

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  1. Darth Guy Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 16, 2002
    star 10
    You can enter it again at the search page, but then it just times out. [face_tired]
  2. lorn_zahl Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 19, 2002
    star 4
    Yes for some time now. Perhaps isn't the best time to bring it up but perhaps someone would explain to IGN that a forum should have a working search feature, if not one that actually gives accurate results.

    It's absolutely pathetic and it's never, ever worked with my firefox browser.
  3. JediMaster22 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 15, 1999
    star 8
    The search function is ridiculous!

    I am just Appalled people act like it's fine to live with, and NOT do something about it!

    I hate to create a redundant thread, and then have it locked PLEASE find a way to fix this search function, I implore you!!!
  4. droideka27 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    May 28, 2002
    star 7

    I am just Appalled people act like it's fine to live with, and NOT do something about it!


    Yeah, but you're alive... and still posting here.... so it's probably something you too can live with :p
  5. rhonderoo Former Head Admin

    Member Since:
    Aug 7, 2002
    star 9
    True, it doesn't work a lot of times, but most times you can go back and try again, and it will give the fields to fill in. I used it yesterday and it worked. It doesn't directly search from the pages anymore, you have to fill in the fields. :)
  6. Andalite-Bandit Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Apr 25, 2005
    star 6
    JediMaster22 is right!!!!

    This is a grave issue, it is the important cause to fight for!! You mods go about your day posting on the JC and eating food and going to school or work, while the masses of the JC suffer with a broken search engine. What kind of people are you? How do you expect us to live like this?

    I warn you moderators of the JC to look to history, for there you will see that when people of the past have faced situations such as this, they rebelled against bourgeoisie elite and overthrew them, for they realized the horrid injustices they were facing and they knew that some causes were worth dying for.

    For too long has JediMaster22 fought alone, for too long has this unjustice gone unnoticed. JediMaster22, I am with you for this fight! Who else? Who else will join the side of justice?

    We demand a fully operational search function!
  7. TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod

    Member Since:
    Jun 14, 2001
    star 10
  8. Bacon164 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Mar 22, 2005
    star 7
    I agree with JediMaster22 and Andalite-Bandit!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is entirely ridiculous! I grow weary of clicking on the search engine, just waiting and hoping that for once, just once in my short board lifetime, that maybe, just perhaps, just once in the speck of time, it could possibly take me to the search page, but alas! no! It has timed out... every... single time!

    I propose that we petition the removal of the search function until it actually works! You moderators have your own special little tools while all us little users sit in the darkness... bah! HUMBUG!

    I have a dream, Jedi Council Forums! I have a damn dream! One day... ONE day, we will have a working search function! But will it be with the help of the administration or not? I have a dream that we will all search without hesitation, gloriously gazing upon the pages of the search function, finding all threads of value with ease. I have a dream that down in the Community Boards, users will be able to use the precious search function to find ancient threads... threads of glory... threads of magnitude... threads lost in the sea known as the YJCC.

    JediMaster22 and Andalite-Bandit are not alone! I stand by their side! Give me a properly working search function button or give me bamnation! For we are fighting for something worthwhile! We are fighting for something that will mean something in five years!

    For the search function and for the Jedi Council Forums!
  9. DVeditor Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Dec 21, 2001
    star 6
    Bamnation we can do - but since the search function is still out of our hands at this point you might try something similar to this Google search. ;)
  10. The Bigger Fish Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Apr 24, 2000
    star 7
    I've made a habit of remembering every thread I see, and it's location, so I don't need to use the search function.
  11. FlareStorm Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 13, 2000
    star 6
    Google works, but not for specific searches. Say I wanna find all threads started by The_Bigger_Fish (which is often), it would be nice to be able to search by criteria.
  12. rhonderoo Former Head Admin

    Member Since:
    Aug 7, 2002
    star 9
    I've been able to search quite well in ROTS using Googles advanced search feature and putting "boards.theforce.net" as the site in the domain name field. You can even go further and the forum name like, "boards.theforce.net/revenge_or_the_sith/" under the domain name.
  13. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Dec 14, 2000
    star 10
    Wonderful. Everybody, just PM The Bigger Fish if you want to search for something. :D

  14. -RebelScum- Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Feb 21, 2004
    star 6
    I will second others sentiments that I just use google.

    -The Scummy-
  15. lorn_zahl Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 19, 2002
    star 4
    I just wonder what IGN has had to say. I mean how do they explain it? Ya know... do they act surprised or what?

    I wanna see what they've said.

  16. Andalite-Bandit Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Apr 25, 2005
    star 6
    I think they would be incredulous and think it is all a hoax.
  17. lorn_zahl Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 19, 2002
    star 4

    I still need to know people, I'd find it quite interesting!
  18. Dingo Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 23, 2001
    star 5
    Getting a working search function on any large messageboard is a headache and a half at the best of time. The amount of database resources that can get sucked up in single searches, along with the size of the table(s) required for the various cross-referencing mean that quite often there is never any more than a week or so of data to be searched, and that can still cause problems.

    IGN have always known about the various 'issues' that surround the search function since, surprise surprise, it's exactly the same on their version of IGNBoards. zerosleep has tried quite a few times to improve it and get it in some kind of working condition, but it has a habit of being made unstable by other changes in the board code that don't logically cause it to become unstable.
  19. rhonderoo Former Head Admin

    Member Since:
    Aug 7, 2002
    star 9
    Google is still the best way to go, and works quite well.
  20. Jada Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 20, 2006
    star 6
    Just letting you know that I just tried to use the Search function and it didn't even try to look. I think the button is broken, Sir.
  21. GIMER Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 15, 2000
    star 6
    Seems to work fine for me.
    You mean the Search thing above us between "Private Messages|" and "|Options" right?
  22. Jada Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 20, 2006
    star 6
    Yes, that one. I tried it and it didn't work. Now it is working. Must have been a fluke.
  23. GIMER Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 15, 2000
    star 6
    Maybe you forgot to take your medication this morning, and it actually DID work, but you can't remember.
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