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Unable to search

Postby RoadieRich » Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:57 pm UTC

I'd search to see if anyone else has posted this, but well,
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There's also no link to the search function (I had to type the url in), but that might be related.
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Re: Unable to search

Postby Angua » Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:00 pm UTC

Yeah, see this thread for semi-explanation. Hopefully it's being fixed.

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Re: Unable to search

Postby RoadieRich » Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:54 pm UTC

I scanned that thread, but couldn't see anything about actual search, only egosearch, which isn't the same thing.
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Re: Unable to search

Postby ConMan » Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:55 pm UTC

All things relating to search are broken because the index isn't rebuilt (or whatever the deal is). So all of the features that rely on search - egosearch, view new posts, view unread posts, etc - are unavailable.
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Re: Unable to search

Postby Flumble » Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:06 am UTC

RoadieRich wrote:I scanned that thread, but couldn't see anything about actual search, only egosearch, which isn't the same thing.

That's a thing that happens when you scan: you can miss some information.

There hasn't been any more information from davean (et al.(?)) about it.


ConMan wrote:All things relating to search are broken because the index isn't rebuilt (or whatever the deal is). So all of the features that rely on search - egosearch, view new posts, view unread posts, etc - are unavailable.

Viewing unread posts was working fine after the migration (until it was turned off, of course). As for other searches, I think chridd has a good overview of the symptoms and possible causes they had. Most likely the decision was made to disable all search features until all the aspects are fixed.


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