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  • Why doesn't searching work?

    Well, why doesn't it? For example, I wanted to find the topic:

    Your favorite "Walt Disney" attraction

    ..which is in the Disneyland Resort forum and is from 5/11. So I search titles only for "walt" - doesn't come up in the results.

    Why not? If I go and search titles only for "favorite" - it comes up. What's the story?

    This is probably why I can't find other threads that I have been looking for.

  • #2
    I know. The search function has pretty much never worked for me either. Oh well, I hardly ever need it anyway.
    �In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.� -Michael Jackson


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    • #3
      I use it all the time and think it works well. Just a key word or two usually brings up choices. Having started some threads, I've always done some thorough searches before posting.
      "America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between." Oscar Wilde

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      • #4
        I think you have to have more than five letters in each word for the search to work.

        Sorry!
        disneyphile@gmail.com

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        • #5
          ^From experience, that seems to be the case. So please -- nobody start a thread where all the words in the title are less than 5 letters long! "See spot run" would never be seen again!
          My finger points.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bass Shakers
            "See spot run" would never be seen again!


            I believe it's a vBulletin thing, and not a MiceChat thing, so it's just a minor annoyance to deal with.
            disneyphile@gmail.com

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            • #7
              Use astericks to fill out the words. For example, search for "Walt** Disney" and search in thread titles only. Advanced search if a much better way to go if you really want to find something.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Disneyphile


                I believe it's a vBulletin thing, and not a MiceChat thing, so it's just a minor annoyance to deal with.
                Actually it is a vB thing. How vB works, is that it catalogs every word, in every post if it's above X number of letters (we have it set above 4, to keep the server load down). So when you search, your actually searching not through the posts, but of a database of words. Occasionally, this database is flushed, and renewed, for better searching.
                -Monorail Man

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the info.

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