Search function not working?

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by coldpenguin, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. coldpenguin

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    Apr 18, 2010
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    Hi all,
    Is it just me, or is the search function broken? All I get is a blank page returned.

    I am trying to search on something similar to:

    high current pwm voltage
     
  2. bertus

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    Apr 5, 2008
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    Hello,

    When you leave the voltage out it will work.
    With the four items I also get a blank page.

    Bertus
     
  3. jpanhalt

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    It seems to be working now.

    John
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  4. Wendy

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    Mar 24, 2008
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    There are different aspects to search. When ever I use it I go for advanced, it tends to be a bit more reliable.

    I tried it using the simple function, it does indeed seem broken.
     
  5. jpanhalt

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    Still works for me with the four items. Are you separating them with commas? If I didn't use commas with the four, then I got a blank page. I tried a couple of other four-item searches with commas, and had no problems.

    In fact, it seems any search for two or more terms must be separated by commas.

    John
     
  6. Wendy

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    Nope, I didn't. I don't think it is a requirement either. The screen is white and not changing, no text, which in my book means broken.

    Only reason I haven't seen it is I always click advanced search.
     
  7. jrap

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    I rebuilt the search index in an attempt to fix this error - but I'm assuming it's just the fact that vB search is far from perfect. A search for a combination of popular keywords like "high current pwm voltage" may just overrun the search. When in doubt, use the search bar at the top - it's powered by Google.

    Rob
     
  8. jpanhalt

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    Separating the terms with a comma works. Maybe it needs that for the "and."

    John
     
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