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PostPosted: 23-06-2013 18:20    Post subject: Web Search Reply with quote

is it me or is the web search engine not returning any results for any search terms ?
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Pietro_Mercurios
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PostPosted: 23-06-2013 19:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just tried it on the word, mothman. Worked fine for me.
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PostPosted: 23-06-2013 20:52    Post subject: Re: Web Search Reply with quote

HenryFort wrote:
is it me or is the web search engine not returning any results for any search terms ?

Are you searching the FT website itself (top right corner of page) or the FT Message Board (link under black bar labelled Forums)?
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PostPosted: 26-06-2013 19:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

no it was definitely the forum search ... i was looking for that weird big/small thread ... searches on combination of like words failed to turn anything up ... then searches on just big or small likewise had no results ... i admit its worked fine since ... witness the decade-old contrail thread resurrection
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PostPosted: 26-06-2013 19:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

also sorry for the late reply as i no longer get notification emails most of the time and i had forgotten about even posting this ...
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HenryFortOffline
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PostPosted: 26-06-2013 19:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

whoops was it user error ... when i search "big" on topic title only "No topics or posts met your search criteria" same for "little" ...
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PostPosted: 26-06-2013 19:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

"small"
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HenryFortOffline
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PostPosted: 26-06-2013 21:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah okay ... it seems those words are on an unsearchable list or something ? eg to find tamyus classic My big ghost story I have taken forever to post thread you cant search it with "big" but you can with almost all the other search terms ...

in that case

can any one help locate the big/small / huge/tiny enormous/minute thread about that weirdass feeling you sometimes get ... it also includes dark masses dangling from very fine threads ... making any sense to anyone ? its kind of a dream feeling thread
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PostPosted: 26-06-2013 22:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here you go:
http://www.forteantimes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6550
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HenryFortOffline
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PostPosted: 27-06-2013 12:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

fantastic thanks but how did you get that without being able to search on big or small ?or is it in fact just me ...
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PostPosted: 27-06-2013 19:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

I clicked the "search for all terms" button then typed in "weird big small", then trawled through a few pages of results until I noticed it. It's an old thread, I note!
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HenryFortOffline
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PostPosted: 27-06-2013 19:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

youre a better man than i ... just checked and searching on all terms for "weird big small" returns the same results as searching for weird only ... so there must be a list of search exclusions as i thought
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PostPosted: 19-10-2013 14:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the FT search function totally useless?
The results doen't seem to relate to anything I put in the box.
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PostPosted: 19-10-2013 14:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

jimv1 wrote:
Is the FT search function totally useless?


Yes.

Better to use Google.
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PostPosted: 22-10-2013 03:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

Search next to FAQ works fine.
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