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    Search function not working??

    It appears that the search function is not working. No matter what words I type in to search on, I get the following response:

    1. Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms. The following words are either very common, too long, or too short and were not included in your search : spoiled


    1. Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms. The following words are either very common, too long, or too short and were not included in your search : tennessee, ammunition

    1. Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms. The following words are either very common, too long, or too short and were not included in your search : antarctica

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    It worked for mecvhoss

    Let me try some of your terms
    “You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.”

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    I enetered
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    and it pulled results fine.
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    works here too!

    check the dates section... maybe something is tweaked wrong? are you just using the quick search function?

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    It's working for me as well, but you're not the first one to say you are having problems with it. I am going to plan on rebuilding the search index later tonight, which will require the site to be down. Hopefully that will fix the problems some people have been having.
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    I've tried the following:

    • Cleared DefensiveCarry cookies
    • Logged off and back on
    • Restarted computer
    • Usually use FireFox for a browser -- Tried Internet Explorer


    All resulted in no change. Get the same error message. Search has worked for me in the past. I first noticed this yesterday when I was looking for the post about the Tennessee bill to serialize bullets. Also, this happens with both quick search and advanced search.

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    I'm hoping tonight's maintenance will fix it for you, Hoss. Please let me know if it's been fixed tomorrow....
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    Hoss,

    Is this the thread you're looking for?

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...read-heed.html

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    Hoss,

    Is this the thread you're looking for?

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...read-heed.html
    Yes JD, that's it. Thanks for the effort.

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    Another forum I frequent is having search problems too. ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by LastManOut View Post
    Another forum I frequent is having search problems too. ???
    I doubt they are related, really. There are a lot of configuration setting on the search feature that are not real straighforward and I expect that it is common to mis-configure them in some way. It is a balancing act to keep people that are unfamiliar with search criteria from negatively impacting a site, without restricting searches for those that know exactly how to achieve the results they want....
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    Bumper,
    The search function is working for me now. What's odd is that an advanced search on the words "search" or "function" in thread titles won't find this thread. If I use the "user name" search and search for threads started by myself, it finds the thread. Strange.

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    I made some changes "loosening up" the search feature yesterday but didn't think that they would be in effect until the index was rebuilt. Unfortunately, that didn't happen as planned last night. I am now shooting for Wednesday night. If you have improved results because of the configuration changes I made, I'm pretty confident that after the rebuild it should be good to go.
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