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Post by morf13 on March 26th 2013, 10:13 pm

The Search Box feature does NOT work on my forum. This has been a problem since I launched it a couple years ago. I love the site,everything about it BESIDES this one issue. I keep hearing from my posters that they are frustrated about the search feature not working. I posted bout this over a year ago,and other people had the same problem,but it was just an issue I have learned to live with,but now since my forum is a couple years old,and has thousands of posts,it's hard to locate stuff without a working 'search' feature.

Any help is appreciated! By the way,slightly off topic,but am I supposed to apply any updates to my forum from time to time? I am thinking if there are indeed fixes or updates,my search feature might work.

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Post by SLGray on March 27th 2013, 1:25 am

How does it not work?

It would only search topic titles and four or more characters words (It will not work when you search for these words: big, bee, see, etc.)


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Post by morf13 on March 27th 2013, 3:47 am

@SLGray wrote:How does it not work?

It would only search topic titles and four or more characters words (It will not work when you search for these words: big, bee, see, etc.)


What if I am searching for words that are NOT in the topic titles,but in a post someplace on my forum?I figured out how to install the TOOLBAR on top of the forum, and that has a search box that DOES work better and finds more results,but the big black toolbar seems to take up space and hide some of the icons.

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Post by Jophy on March 27th 2013, 4:09 am

Hello,

It is indeed only applicable for the topic titles when searching accoring to TGF's(admin) post:
http://help.forumotion.com/t8329-searching-posts

You can suggest it on the suggestion section, please make sure to use the search function as it may have been suggested. Thanks. Smile

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Post by RadioHead on March 29th 2013, 10:27 pm

Hi,

The internal search engine here at forumotion forums is absolutely terrible, would highly recommend using Google as an alternative.
The search has had an improvement made to it, I believe they were done in both 2005 and 2008. I don't foresee any further improvements....ever.

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Post by kirk on March 29th 2013, 10:38 pm

@RadioHead wrote:Hi,

The internal search engine here at forumotion forums is absolutely terrible, would highly recommend using Google as an alternative.
The search has had an improvement made to it, I believe they were done in both 2005 and 2008. I don't foresee any further improvements....ever.

lol

the search feature for forumotontin forums are the same as regular phpbb boards. Phpbb search feature has been like this for ever, I t is only going to pick out key words, it is nothing like a Google search it is just a small search feature for your forum and dose help for certain things if you add the correct keywords for what your searching.

Other then that i would say until phpbb update it for their regular boards then i do not see forumotion being able to update it, But you go to any regular phpbb forums and you will see the search works basically the same way.

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