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taimur Oct 14, 2012

  1. taimur

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    So before i became a lifetime member if i was looking for something on the website i would just search it up and would give me results with the help of google related to the website. My searches were not specific and to the point words but i would get what i wanted always pretty easily. Since i have gone lifetime my search results have changed now show up very very specific and most of the times i get nothing until or unless i right the exact same thing why is that ??. Instead of a improvement it has gone in the other direction.
    For example i was looking for the modded xex which addz did for halo 4. It would not show up at all in results when i did a specific would search only i got some halo related content but not what i was looking for , so i had to go all the way down in the forums to search for it. I tried a number of combinations anyword etc but no luck. I would prefer the google results which i use to get before as i could put in less information and get more results thanks.
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    any mod ??? 73 views and no reply :p.
     
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    Google cannot search through gold forums.
     
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    Well thats a problem then as i am not able to get anything since gone gold in search results which i want to find out. Now i am manually searching in google for stuff to find topics this sucks :(.
     
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    The search terms are not permission specific, so no matter which membergroup you are in they do not change.

    Google can not search Gold forums so you will need to use the advanced search function.

    I will take a look at the settings and maybe make the search terms a little " less strict" , but nothing has changed.
     
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    Thanks for the reply but as you can see i am not using very specific terms in my searches but still i am not getting any results , i have to either scroll for topics in forums manually to get what i am looking for or i have to just google stuff up for xpgamesaves. Was just simple just input your query into search and forums would give you results via google not anymore.
     
  7. Bu

    Bullet Guest

    If you look at the error you recieved you will note that its because 1 or more of the search terms is less than 3 letters...

    This is done to reduce loads on search queries...

    Heres a similar search i did :

    Halo xex

    On the second page of results was the post you were looking for.

    Nothing has been changed in the search , the search is the same no matter what group you are in.

    Be sure to read what the error messages tell you.

    When using the search you can not use words with less than 3 letters otherwise you will always receive that error.
     
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    i will try
    I will try some more combinations now thanks again , but i still think its pretty restrictive if something can be done to refine it would help improve the search results and queries.
     
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    Bullet Guest

    Its done like this to reduce the load on the sql, its always been the same.
     
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    Ok a suggestion can the queries and results be displayed according to specific forums ?? Like related to trainers , xex etc instead of just search forums ??? wouldn't that reduce the overall burden on the servers and search results thanks.
     
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    We are about to move to a bigger server that should be able to handle larger loads. Once the moves done i will look into changing the search setup.
     
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    Great that would most defiantly help. Someone searching for trainers , xex , mods and gamesaves if can have there own search options would make it specific while being accurate.Thanks for clearing that up.
     

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