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> Crazy search error message..., What gives? ... not my serat post, that's for sure!
Rod
post Oct 24 2009, 07:25 PM
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did a search for " Removing a seized seat post " and "seized seat post"

What on earth is tht all about?... can't you use "a" in a search?


Got the following message back??????

One or all of your search keywords were below 3 characters or you searched for words which are not allowed, such as 'html', 'img', etc, please go back and increase the length of these search keywords or choose different keywords.


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post Oct 24 2009, 07:29 PM
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blooming annoying when doing a search for "the" mudguards....


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bobosola
post Oct 24 2009, 08:47 PM
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OK, the three letter limit was a remnant of an earlier search limitation which I have now removed. So both Rod & Jarl's search will now work, BUT the search doesn't have Google's brains. It will try to find pages which have some or all of the keywords. This usually returns loads of stuff you don't want.

To force it to find content with all the keywords, preface the word with a plus sign: +seized +seatpost. This will returns 4 pages containing both words.

Much more on this in "More Search Options/Advanced Usage Help". I can't do any more than that, it's Just How Things Are.

EDIT: In fact, while you can now enter words like "a" and "the", more investigation reveals that anything under four letters is simply ignored by the underlying MySQL database, as are a whole pile of common so-called stopwords. This is done so that full text searches can be very fast and return results almost instantly.

So Jarl's search will always ignore "THE". Sorry!

I'll move this post to the Website section after a couple of days, it's not really a General Mountain Biking issue...


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Rod
post Oct 24 2009, 09:00 PM
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Ah righty ho.

And yep... wrong place to put it. Move it on down t' road.
Sorry 'bout that. icon_redface.gif

Rod


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Gareth
post Oct 25 2009, 09:20 AM
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You can Google search the Forum if you select 'This Site' in the Google toolbar or go to Google's Advanced Search from Google's main page. Google's search engine is always going to be better than ours 'cause they have 1,000,000,000 times as much money as we do. innocent.gif

How easy is it to have a 'Google Search This Site' menu option up there Bob? think.gif


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Mad Pierre
post Oct 25 2009, 10:28 AM
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QUOTE(Gareth @ Oct 25 2009, 09:20 AM) *
How easy is it to have a 'Google Search This Site' menu option up there Bob? think.gif


It's dead easy to add a google search. got one on my site.


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Gareth
post Oct 25 2009, 05:00 PM
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It's dead easy to add a google search. got one on my site.

Easy in html for sure but how about IPB Bob?


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bobosola
post Oct 25 2009, 10:46 PM
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QUOTE(Gareth @ Oct 25 2009, 05:00 PM) *
Easy in html for sure but how about IPB Bob?

Yes, IPB is not good old HTML like your granny used to make. It's based on a custom XML template system and many thousands of lines of some pretty hairy and largely undocumented PHP code which combine to produce intermediate cached HTML content files. Some stuff is easy to add using the admin editing tools, other stuff is somewhat difficult and is best done through the component API or as added custom code classes. Just working out where things are in the interface can take hours. It should be possible though. I've got some time off over the next week so I'll give it a look (and finally do the OS map stuff, hopefully).


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Rod
post Oct 25 2009, 10:57 PM
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erm, anyone else ever regretted opening their big fat gob?
This is akin to Swahili to me and waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay over my head. biggrin.gif


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Mad Pierre
post Oct 26 2009, 09:20 AM
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QUOTE(bobosola @ Oct 25 2009, 10:46 PM) *
It's based on a custom XML template system and many thousands of lines of some pretty hairy and largely undocumented PHP code which combine to produce intermediate cached HTML content files.


One of many reasons my site is still mostly html and not some 'orrible open source....! Good luck sorting it.


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