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  • Is it just me, or is the search function on this forum horribly broken?



    I was trying to find the post that mentioned the Batman function, for
    instance-- I eventually found it by searching through the forums
    manually-- but doing a search for "Batman*" turned up absolutely
    nothing.



    Same goes for "calculatethenumbers*".



    Does this forum not search in the subject line of postings?  Or otherwise... WTF is going on?



  • It's horribly broken. I'm working on upgrading to the new version ... (this is a crappily old beta).

    Use google: " batman site:thedailywtf.com"

    That's what I do, heh.



  • @Alex Papadimoulis said:

    Use google: " batman site:thedailywtf.com"

    That's what I do, heh.


    D'oh!  Now I'm wondering why I didn't already think of that.  [:)]


  • area_deu

    @antiquarian, what do you think of our search?


  • Dupa

    @aliceif said in Forum search:

    @antiquarian, what do you think of our search?

    Well, I'm no @antiquarian, but I think that @apapadimoulis is right no money, there.

    Hey, look. It was 11 years ago and he has forseen Discourse's broken search as well as NodeBB's.

    @apapadimoulis, owner as well as admin -- for the next 10 years!



  • @kt_ said in Forum search:

    Hey, look. It was 11 years ago and he has forseen Discourse's broken search as well as NodeBB's.

    Jeff wasn't talking about the next 10 years after Discourse started. He was talking about the next 10 years after TDWTF started.


  • Dupa

    @ben_lubar well, sure. But I'm interested in Alex's motivation here, because he's clearly determined to make sure his forums always have broken search.

    Is he afraid we might find something? Is he a digital killer? Affiliated with Google? Both?

    WE DEMAND ANSWERS!!!!1111oneoneoneelevenelevenahundredelevenonethousandonehundredelevenelevenmilliononehunderdeleventhousonehundredEleven1111!!!!


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @aliceif said in Forum search:

    @antiquarian, what do you think of our search?

    I think I'm glad we have the old CS threads here to necro, but you seem to asking my opinion about the search function. You are aware that you're asking someone who views emacs as a perfectly viable EDI (depending on the programming language), right? That said, it seems to work well enough. I was able to find an old :fire: war pretty quickly.


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    @antiquarian said in Forum search:

    emacs

    Vimfidel! Get him!


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @Onyx said in Forum search:

    Vimfidel! Get him!

    The editor :fire: thread is :arrows:

    Hey, there really is an editor flamewar thread! Let's necro it!


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