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#1 2015-02-07 08:07:12

Loohan
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Search Engine

The forum DOES have a search engine. I don't know if i was the only one so blind, but i never noticed it b4. I was looking about in vain for a little white textbox, but the engine is just a link with the word Search. It can be found with a page search (Ctrl+F) if nothing else.

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#2 2016-06-25 21:20:02

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Re: Search Engine

What sucks about it is, it only tells you which thread a word is on, not which page. So if the thread is 15 pages long...

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#3 2016-08-04 17:33:06

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Re: Search Engine

Loohan wrote:

What sucks about it is, it only tells you which thread a word is on, not which page. So if the thread is 15 pages long...

For this reason, i am trying freefind, a 3rd party search engine which works well on my site.

In fact, i have it on my HD and it works. I'll upload it as soon as i can (site is down).
Andrea, this search engine is in HTML. Is there a way to stick it on this site?

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#4 2016-08-05 22:37:10

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Re: Search Engine

it can be done but I have to restyle the web page a bit

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#5 2016-08-05 23:28:25

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Re: Search Engine

not sure if it will work completely, it seems it has a size limit
Your site has been partly indexed.

To increase your size limit, either

   1) contact upgrade.support@freefind.com to request a
      free increase

    or

   2) subscribe to the ad-free version -- to view available
      plans, press the "subscribe" tab in the Control
      Center at  http://www.freefind.com/control.html

still figuring it out

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#6 2016-08-05 23:32:48

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Re: Search Engine

I have also asked about it to FluxBB support forum, we will see... doesn't seems to be any mod related to this

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#7 2016-08-05 23:38:45

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Re: Search Engine

ok I've included it but it doesn't look much good.
but at least for now we can test it

maybe I'll switch the main search page with that one

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#8 2016-08-05 23:40:22

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Re: Search Engine

also I have to understand how often it does update the search database...
actually for example it doesn't see the precedent post of this topic

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#9 2016-08-06 07:54:47

Loohan
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Re: Search Engine

You mean u got another instance of this and had them re-index the site separately? I already had the code on my HD and have been using the search engine from there.

AFAIK site is completely spidered on my version. I will email it to u.

Your site has been spidered.

Our search engine has finished indexing your site:
Site URL        : http://loohanforum.orgoneitalia.it/
E-mail          : loohan......
Site ID         : 29973014
Pages Read      : 3309

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#10 2016-08-06 10:34:54

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Re: Search Engine

ok records are 3309 yours 3310 mine.
so no need to change we can use this one I have already implemented

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#11 2016-08-06 10:38:49

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Re: Search Engine

I've tested it, it does point out to the post, with correct page number.
but it will be wonderful if it can also link to the correct entry so to scroll down the page to the right message and maybe underline the search word.

this is possible but I need to mod the original search engine... I need time..

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#12 2016-08-07 16:51:34

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Re: Search Engine

ndw wrote:

I've tested it, it does point out to the post, with correct page number.
but it will be wonderful if it can also link to the correct entry so to scroll down the page to the right message and maybe underline the search word.

this is possible but I need to mod the original search engine... I need time..

Not real important, as one can simply press F3 when one gets to the page.

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