OT: the Search function

Discussion in 'The History of Hockey' started by arrbez, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. arrbez

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    I'm putting this in the history section since I do a lot of searching for old threads here, and I'm sure many of you do the same. Also, many of you are giant nerds who know things.

    I've noticed lately that the search function just plain doesn't work sometimes. Here's an example. The third post in this ATD Bio thread has "Jaromir Jagr" at the top, and the word "jagr" appears about 30 times throughout. http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=871187

    Now when I use the "search this thread" option and enter "Jagr", it comes up with no results.

    When I search "Jagr" in the entire ATD forum, that bio thread again is nowhere to be found. Additionally, the most recent results it brings up are from last August. I know for a fact the word "jagr" will be in at least 7 other threads relating to the current All Time Draft.

    Am I doing it wrong, or does the search function just totally suck now?
     
  2. RabbinsDuck

    RabbinsDuck Registered User

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    It's terrible, and worse than it was (maybe that was one of the functions they disabled a lot of, and never turned back on?).

    Regardless - A google search with "hfboards.com" has always given me better results.
     
  3. Weztex

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    I'm pretty sure it's messed up. It's been stuck in August 2010 for many months now.
     
  4. TheDevilMadeMe

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    It seems like for whatever reason, hfboards stopped archiving the threads when the board was experiencing trouble a few months ago. Maybe one of our friendly mods can talk to the admins and find out WTF is wrong.
     
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    On another note, isn't the whole 1000 post limit rule to threads because it screws up the archiving and search function? Seems kind of silly when it doesn't work anyway
     

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