This is a discussion on Forum Search not working within the Forum News, Feedback, Problems & Comments forums, part of the DefensiveCarry.com Forum Office category; One of the most valuable tools of any discussion board is the Forum Search which allows users to find discussions that have already been posted ...
One of the most valuable tools of any discussion board is the Forum Search which allows users to find discussions that have already been posted about a topic. This helps keep related material together and reduces the number of new threads asking the same questions over and over.
Unfortunately the Forum Search here does not work reliably. Far too often the Forum Search returns "Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms." on terms that absolutely ARE in the forum being searched.
At first I tried a couple of forum searches in the holster forum and the defensive handguns forums looking for "2022" (without the quotes). I was a little surprised but not shocked to get the "no matches" response, but when I repeated the forum search for the word Sig and still got "no matches" it was obvious that there was a problem with the search engine -- at a quick glance I noticed at least three threads in the defensive handgun forum that were specifically about Sig handguns and had the word Sig in the thread title.
On the other hand, a search for 1911 did turn up several results (although perhaps not quite as many as I might expect) so the Forum Search function is at least partly working -- but it clearly is not working right.
We are aware of the problem:
Problems with new forum software
SEARCHES -- many old threads not found with search terms
Patch coming this week