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Offline trevoratxtal

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Search Engine
« on: November 10, 2009, 08:19:45 AM »
Hello Admin
The search engine on this site seems to be faulty, or possibly the search data base needs updating.
If you try searching for any thing in recent posts,  nothing comes up!.
Many thanks.
Trev
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Re: Search Engine
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2009, 03:37:36 PM »
Trev,

Not being familar with the software I couldn't tell you why it doesn't work.

I even have trouble searching for information. It seems like the search engine needs more info than can be supplied by the user sometimes. Also perhaps there is nothing there to find. Can you give an example?

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Re: Search Engine
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2009, 04:05:12 PM »
I just tried searching for 'lathe' and it returned no results.

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Re: Search Engine
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2009, 04:10:43 PM »
Looking into it.

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Re: Search Engine
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2009, 04:13:41 PM »
One thing I did find out... If you use the search box in the upper right corner, you won't get good results. If you use the search button from the tool bar... upper left. 'search' is 3rd from the left... next to 'help'... that one worked great for me. Found everything and anything.

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Re: Search Engine
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2009, 04:41:52 PM »
Not wanting to override your smarts on this software Boss.

I was just palying with the search engines. It looks like the one in the upper right hand corner is for a local search for the thread your in. The one in the tool bar is a global search that will do the whole forum. I tried just "lathe" in this thread and it came up with one message by tumutbound and it had lathe in it. If you do a global search using the search there you'll come up with every thread in the whole forum with the word lathe in it.

Just adding a bit of info on what I found. So it looks like one is a local search engine for the specific section your in and the other is a global for the whole forum.

Bernd
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Re: Search Engine
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2009, 10:27:08 AM »
Brilliant you folk are on the ball.
You are right the tool bar search finds all.
Many thank to all replies.
Trev

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Re: Search Engine
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2009, 01:24:24 PM »
Very good Bernd. Makes sense.   :clap:
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Re: Search Engine
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2009, 01:55:32 PM »
Thanks Boss.

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