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Please FIX the search engines!

Post by Brad38 on August 18th 2010, 7:30 pm

I'm sorry to keep bugging the Forumotion staff about this problem, but it's not just me and it's been ongoing for months/years! The internal search is very poor to begin with, but now...the Google/Advanced search is all messed up too! Sad When you try an advanced/google search on any of Forumotion's forums, you get a listing of results that don't match the content of your forum and the results are in French!

Many of you might not realize the importance of this feature, but it really is a very basic function for forums! Even in regards to this help forum, the search function is crappy and you can hardly ever find the answers you are looking for. If the search function was improved and fixed, then we could all easily find the answers to questions here without having to post duplicate posts about the same questions over and over and not as often! The same is true on our forums and for those of us who's forums are resource/information based!

What is taking so long to get this basic feature FIXED? Many of us are PAYING CUSTOMERS!!!!!!!!

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Re: Please FIX the search engines!

Post by KingOfSports on August 18th 2010, 7:58 pm

1) The results aren't always in french...I just searched something via Google and the results were in English.

2) Not many people are paying customers...

3) I have reported the issue to techs

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Re: Please FIX the search engines!

Post by Brad38 on August 18th 2010, 8:07 pm

@KingOfSports wrote:1) The results aren't always in french...I just searched something via Google and the results were in English.

2) Not many people are paying customers...

3) I have reported the issue to techs

Thank you for the response. However, I run a forum that relies a great deal on the search engines and it's only since recently that the Google/Advanced searches have been messed with. They used to work and quite well! They would bring up a listing of relevant posts on our forums and using a background from the skin we use. Now, it's all messed up, in french, providing results from ALL of Forumotion's boards rather than just our own. And also, the background page is no longer from our individual skin, it's a very basic Google search page!

Maybe the reason that not a lot pay for Forumotion's services is because they are waiting for more professionalism and consistency?

Thank you for reporting the problem though....very much appreciated!!!!!

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Re: Please FIX the search engines!

Post by lostpilot28 on August 24th 2010, 12:02 am

Please, can we get Content Searching??? This is pretty bad...who gives a crap about Topic searching?? Helloooo...Forumotion people...CONTENT SEARCH.

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Re: Please FIX the search engines!

Post by Jophy on August 24th 2010, 5:35 am

The search engines would actually give results based on what you typed on the search bar,
or please view this suggestion, if you really want to support your suggestion:
http://help.forumotion.com/suggestions-for-your-forums-f30/fix-the-search-t62407.htm

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Re: Please FIX the search engines!

Post by lostpilot28 on August 24th 2010, 5:43 am

The problem is that the built-in Search (NOT Google), only searches the message title, and NOT the body of the message. This is very bad!!!

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Re: Please FIX the search engines!

Post by kirk on August 24th 2010, 6:34 am

i am not even sure what he means. just because you have a search feature dose not mean it's going to find everything. i was always under the impression that it will find key words for what you are putting in the search bar.

but i will try it out on a few forums.. i know even here you will not get everything to come up unless you are putting ion proper key words for what your looking for. and even then you may have to browse around a lil to find what your looking for.

but i'll test some stuff out.

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Re: Please FIX the search engines!

Post by lostpilot28 on August 24th 2010, 6:51 am

Kirk, here's the problem. The "Search" ONLY SEARCHES THE TOPIC HEADING. It does NOT search the content of a post. Do you not understand this??

For example, the HEADING of this topic is "Please FIX the search engines!"

The Body (also called the content) is the post below it, like what I'm typing right here. Get it?

The Search engine does NOT Search the body of messages. No other Forum anywhere is set to do that. Basically, it SUCKS.


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Re: Please FIX the search engines!

Post by kirk on August 24th 2010, 7:23 am

there is no reason to have two topics of this open.
I have sent a message to a global mod for yous to see if he can help a lil better then my self.. if you look at the other post you will see it dose search the post body.. for key words that you are placeing in your search.

the thread can continue over here.
http://help.forumotion.com/other-problems-f46/possible-to-search-post-content-not-just-titles-t70117.htm

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