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#1 2012-04-30 16:45:20

alphaniner
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[solved]Possible issue with forum search

This thread does not show up in a search for "xfce" in "Topic subject only". 


Edit: apparently, all searches are "described" the same way, so nevermind the rest.
Also, the description for the search is

Topics with posts containing 'xfce'

which seems like a poor description for a search in "Topic subject only". 

Topics containing 'xfce'

would be much more appropriate I think.

Last edited by alphaniner (2012-04-30 18:45:25)


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#2 2012-04-30 16:52:28

Pierre
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Re: [solved]Possible issue with forum search

We already had such a bug: http://fluxbb.org/development/core/tickets/468/ As we never did anything to fix it, it's probably the same.

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#3 2012-04-30 18:16:26

alphaniner
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Re: [solved]Possible issue with forum search

There's a particular cruelty in Arch having a broken forum search function, as often as people are admonished for not STFF.

If the function is known to be bugged, wouldn't it be responsible to point that out somewhere, if not remove it entirely?


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#4 2012-04-30 18:20:48

karol
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Re: [solved]Possible issue with forum search

alphaniner wrote:

There's a particular cruelty in Arch having a broken forum search function, as often as people are admonished for not STFF.

If the function is known to be bugged, wouldn't it be responsible to point that out somewhere, if not remove it entirely?

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Main_Page tels you that you can use Google search too. Such a note for the forum would be nice.

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#5 2012-04-30 18:25:13

litemotiv
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Re: [solved]Possible issue with forum search

alphaniner wrote:

There's a particular cruelty in Arch having a broken forum search function, as often as people are admonished for not STFF.

If the function is known to be bugged, wouldn't it be responsible to point that out somewhere, if not remove it entirely?

Hmm no we actually prefer the irony.


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#6 2012-04-30 18:33:57

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Re: [solved]Possible issue with forum search

DuckDuckGo has a "bang syntax" specifically for searching the arch forums (another reason to love DDG).  It seems to work very well.


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#7 2012-04-30 18:36:33

alphaniner
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Re: [solved]Possible issue with forum search

Did some more 'troubleshooting'.  A topic search for 'xfce' will turn up results for topics containing ' xfce ', or xfce followed or preceded by certain characters such as , / ] ) but not 'xfce4' or "xfce'" among many others.  But a search for 'xfce*' overcomes those shortcomings.  It's great to have wildcard capability in searches, but I wonder how many others aren't aware of the consequences of not using it.


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