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Offline Gypsy JR

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« on: February 22, 2012, 12:35:14 pm »
Advanced Search does not work well. If I search for posts by Privateer, I should be able to put "*" in the keyword field (or nothing, or have a drop down choice of "nothing") to see all my posts, say last 10 days in most recent order.

I put in a search for posts by Privateer, keyword "key" and it found nothing. I promise you I posted today using the word "key". Or "new". Or "Givi".
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Re: Advanced Search
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012, 12:56:21 pm »
Go to your profile, and view your posts. I found the post I assume you are looking for it was the previous one you made to this one. I would guess the reason search doesn't find it is because it's too new and hasn't been indexed yet.

If you really need to search the site, Google is a better choice. Google does allow you to search based on site, the way to do that is something like:
site:http://forum.cog-online.org key privateer

However even that won't work in this case as the post your looking for is too new, and Google hasn't indexed it yet.
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Re: Advanced Search
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012, 12:57:02 pm »
Just click on your name (over your avatar). It will bring to your profile. Then just click on "show posts". That would be much faster. I just did that and could see just what you wanted.

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Re: Advanced Search
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2012, 09:18:24 am »
Guess that means the problem I had doesn't exist.  :truce:
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Re: Advanced Search
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2012, 01:28:09 pm »
I know IT has been busy with real life but I personally don't see the problem either.  I searched, it found.  What exactly is wrong?
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Re: Advanced Search
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2012, 05:12:48 pm »
Guess that means the problem I had doesn't exist.  :truce:

Doesn't mean it didn't exist, just that there is no ready solution, other that what I mentioned as a workaround. Or use Google.
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