I can’t always find what I’m looking for.
I don’t mean I’m looking the wrong way (AFAICT), but I can’t even find some things I’m staring at.
Does “Search” search the meta category?
Searching for the exact words, even whilst staring right at them, search could not find them. I tried without hyphens, and shorter phrase originally (I ended up finding the post another way).
but if you try sometime, you might find, you get what you need
Refresh the page properly, the search function will start working again (IMLE).
[Shift]+Mouseclick the ‘Refresh’ button in firefox.
There’s defo a bug, seems to happen to me after searching a bunch of times.
Shouldn’t this be in the Bugs with the new BBS system topic… or in meta.discourse? And should that ‘new’ really be in there? Shouldn’t I have reported this?
“Bugs with the new BBS System” is a huge unweidly mess. I cannot envision multiple bug-conversations going on there at once. Or rather, I cannot envision multiple bug-conversations going on there at once in a readable manner.
posting this at meta.discourse is a thing, if it is a problem with Discourse itself. I strongly suspect that the bug is reproducible at all Discourse sites – nobody is able to find that particular post!
But… it could be for multiple non-bug reasons here at the BBS (meta is not searched, caching, something else, who knows).
Search functionality itself is not broken – I can search for other things. But this particular post, I could not bring up despite searching for the exact (or even inexact) string contained w/in the post.
IME anything underneath the word ‘sage’ can be safely ignored.
I had the same issue. Occasionally a search term identical to published text would highlight all the ‘a’ characters on the page.
Other strange behaviour would also occur but I’m at a loss to remember exactly what.
maybe @jlw has stealth mode? It’s his party.
I got no idea. @codinghorror may.
Try searching for just “like-farming” without the quotes.
I think it’s searching for all those low-value words like “I’m” “in” “it” “for” etc.
This is working for me, now.
That’s actually how I started out searching… only once I found the original quote did I try the whole thing.
Has something been updated in the last couple of hours?
We updated our malware to latest.
Search terms are finicky – subset of a word is not the same as the word. Eg, “robot” and “robots” give different result sets in Huffing Boing Boing
I would expect that searching for “rob” would be larger set, “robot” would be a subset, and “robots” would be a subset of that.
Instead, they appear to be considered distinctly.
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