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    John E is offline Elite Member Power Poster
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    Is advanced seaching working properly..?

    If I try to run an advanced search for posts containing the word declpsec and my own user name (John E) it only throws up 1 x result. But I'm pretty certain I've used the word declspec in more than one post.!

    I know we've had various problems with forum searches since the last upgrade. Is it broken again?
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    Re: Is advanced seaching working properly..?

    I usually use Google:
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    site:http://forums.codeguru.com/ __declspec "John E"
    gg

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    Re: Is advanced seaching working properly..?

    Yep, you're absolutely right. Typing that text into Google brings up a whole bunch of results (all of them perfectly valid).

    Why can't we make searching work any more on this site? It seemed flawless up until that disastrous, so called "upgrade" that got done last year
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    Re: Is advanced seaching working properly..?

    I believe we are going the get the indexes rebuilt...

    -=Stay Tuned=-

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    Re: Is advanced seaching working properly..?

    Many thanks Steve. One more thing...

    I don't know if it's still the case - but immediately after the "upgrade" users suddenly needed to set a 'limit' on how far back a search would go. The default was to only search about one year's worth of posts.

    However.... this operation needed to be done individually for every forum (i.e. it wasn't just a one-off setting which covered your whole use of the site). At that time, a lot of users started abandoning CodeGuru or (as in my case) significantly curtailing their use of it. CodeGuru's a great site but it simply became too troublesome to carry on using it.

    Honestly mate, this really does need to get sorted.
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    Re: Is advanced seaching working properly..?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve R Jones View Post
    I believe we are going the get the indexes rebuilt...

    -=Stay Tuned=-
    We can't be in the position where the indexes continually need to be rebuilt . Seaches for the specified crieteria must include always all posts satisfying the specified criteria. IMO the default options need to be all posts for all user names for all dates since codeguru started searching the entire post - with the user narrowing the criteria as necessary.

    I agree with John E about this - searching does need to get sorted as IMO currently it's just about unusable and not worth the trouble. I do it the way suggested by Codeplug which is far easier and much more accurate. I keep a browser window open in google just for this purpose!
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    Re: Is advanced seaching working properly..?

    Steve / Brad etc...

    I think we all understand that the last big upgrade caused some irritating problems which have been difficult to resolve - BUT...

    To quote probably the best example, I've been here long enough to remember when the Visual C++ forum regularly used to attract visitors in the high hundreds and sometimes had over 1,000 people viewing. At its worst (immediately after that troublesome upgrade) you'll probably remember that visitor numbers dropped to just a few dozen as the site became increasingly unreliable. Admittedly, things have stabilised since than and visitors are now starting to return. But nobody should get complacent. If it's the indexing issue that's causing these problems, someone really should fix it, once and for all.
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    Re: Is advanced seaching working properly..?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve R Jones View Post
    I believe we are going the get the indexes rebuilt...

    -=Stay Tuned=-
    Search is still not working properly - so if the indexes have been rebuilt then it hasn't cured the problem and if they haven't this problem still needs sorting ASAP.
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    Re: Is advanced seaching working properly..?

    Current rumor is that we're looking for a replacement to the built in search function.

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    Re: Is advanced seaching working properly..?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve R Jones View Post
    Current rumor is that we're looking for a replacement to the built in search function.
    Not before time!
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    Re: Is advanced seaching working properly..?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve R Jones View Post
    Current rumor is that we're looking for a replacement to the built in search function.
    Yippee !!
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