Search in forums doesn't seem to be working properly - Adventure Forums
You are viewing an archived version of the site which is no longer maintained.
Go to the current live site or the Adventure Gamers forums
Adventure Gamers

Home Adventure Forums Misc. Feedback Search in forums doesn't seem to be working properly


 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-02-2009, 05:29 PM   #1
Homer of Kittens
 
SoccerDude28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: San Francisco, Bay Area
Posts: 4,374
Default Search in forums doesn't seem to be working properly

Hey folks,

I tried to search today for sam and max. I'm pretty sure there is at least one thread in our forums or something that mentions the duo. But I got no results back. Any ideas why?
__________________
--------------------------------------------------
Games I am playing: Jeanne D'Ark (PSP)

Firefox rules
SoccerDude28 is offline  
Old 08-02-2009, 05:55 PM   #2
Super Moderator
 
Melanie68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Ohio
Posts: 8,907
Default

Did you put it in quotes? The search engine doesn't like three-letter words and it views that as separate words unless you add quotes.

I may be [unintentionally] lying, so I'll go try it out.

Edit: I tried quotes and I'm getting nothing either. I don't know why because there are plenty of posts with Sam & Max/Sam and Max. I got results with Telltale but that's not specific enough.

Let's see what others say.
Melanie68 is offline  
Old 08-03-2009, 12:29 AM   #3
Caffein Queen
 
misslilo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Land of Hamlet
Posts: 712
Default

I think it's because for some reason the search function by default always is set to search for "newer" posts.

You need to go into Advanced / Find Posts from - and set it to "older".

And then only search for sam*max
__________________
"You cannot escape your past, but you can make your future" - Diana Melkumova


Now Playing: World Of Warcraft (US)
Recently Finished: Too many Casual games
Waiting for: Lost Horizon + Gray Matter

Last edited by misslilo; 08-03-2009 at 12:35 AM.
misslilo is offline  
Old 08-03-2009, 01:11 AM   #4
Super Moderator
 
Dale Baldwin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Southampton, UK
Posts: 3,139
Default

It'll definitely be the fact that they're only three letter keywords.
__________________
Now Playing: Catherine, Sword and Sworcery:EP
Recently Completed: The Witcher
Dale Baldwin is offline  
Old 08-05-2009, 08:57 PM   #5
Friendly Server Admin
 
tabacco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Marin County, CA
Posts: 4,087
Default

Yeah, MySQL fulltext index searches (using MATCH AGAINST) only operate with query terms that are over 3 characters long. Also, they ignore terms that appear in over 50% of posts or are known 'common' words ('and', 'the', etc.)
tabacco is offline  
Old 08-06-2009, 11:47 AM   #6
Game Creator Hobbyist
 
Trumgottist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Stockholm (or Gotland)
Posts: 2,609
Default

You can also search the forums with Google, like this: sam and max site:www.adventuregamers.com/forums
__________________
Play my game: Frasse and the Peas of Kejick. The Special Edition is now available! (Mac OS X or Windows.)
Trumgottist is offline  
 



Thread Tools

 


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.