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Offline Maxie2019

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Search Restrictions
« on: August 23, 2019, 08:51:58 AM »
Hi All,

Our members have complained that the search facility isn't picking up the same bulk of criteria as in passed searches. I have just completed a search myself and I am certain that a particular word must be mentioned thousands of time and yet search produces one pafe of entries. Is that the problem? There are too many entries to retrieve?

Thanks in advance :)

Offline Illori

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Re: Search Restrictions
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2019, 08:56:27 AM »
what term are you using to search? what version of SMF are you using? link to your forum?

Offline Arantor

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Re: Search Restrictions
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2019, 08:57:12 AM »
Do you have some boards set to ignore inside your profile?

How is your search currently set up?
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Offline Maxie2019

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Re: Search Restrictions
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2019, 02:28:23 PM »
what term are you using to search? what version of SMF are you using? link to your forum?

I'm using a name 'Sheila' - we're using SMF 2.0.15  and this is the forum link http://jeremybamberforum.co.uk/index.php [nofollow]

Cheers :)

Offline Maxie2019

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Re: Search Restrictions
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2019, 02:29:28 PM »
Do you have some boards set to ignore inside your profile?

How is your search currently set up?

No, nothing is set to ignore. Not sure how search is set up but if you tell me how, I will check the settings?

Offline Maxie2019

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Re: Search Restrictions
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2019, 02:33:15 PM »
I have just tried to search for the word  'and' and it only brings back one page of entries, clearly there are a lot more than that. I think it might be just that when a word appears over a certain number of times the search just can't cope - unless someone has a better idea?
« Last Edit: August 23, 2019, 02:55:38 PM by Maxie19699 »

Offline Arantor

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Re: Search Restrictions
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2019, 02:59:02 PM »
Since the search isn't accessible for guests, it's hard to see...
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Re: Search Restrictions
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2019, 07:05:24 PM »
Post your search settings. Only then can we further discuss the problem.
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Offline Illori

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Re: Search Restrictions
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2019, 05:55:28 AM »
if you dont have a search index defined it can possibly cause issues like this. create a custom index and see if once complete the issue goes away.