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Old 07-12-2013, 02:04 PM   #1
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Linux Questions Search Not Working


Anybody know why the search will not work for me? Using Debian Squeeze and Wheezy, does not work in either. Just keeps showing the busy circle.
 
Old 07-12-2013, 02:26 PM   #2
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Sorry, no idea, but yes it does seem broken.

I'll be honest and say I seldom use a forum's search engine **
( I know everyone tells everyone to use them, but they are a pain often imposing time restrictions on your next search and are generally slow )

with google, add
site:www.linuxquestions.org
to your search, and it will only search that site
same goes for my goto search ( startpage.com )
only it 'fixes' the site prefix to host:
i.e.
host:www.linuxquestions.org

you might not get the 'very latest' in your hits, as they won't be indexed yet

Edit **
Actually, LQ might be an exception, since the "View New" and "latest" links are essentially searches.

Last edited by Firerat; 07-12-2013 at 02:28 PM.
 
Old 07-12-2013, 02:32 PM   #3
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actually, I know why it wasn't working for me

I have noScript Plugin blocking google-analytics.com
if I allow google-analytics.com, it works

are you using any script blockers?

I know Iceweasle comes with adBlockPro ( or something kike that, I uninstalled it as I use privoxy )
 
Old 07-12-2013, 02:37 PM   #4
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That was it, thanks.
 
Old 07-16-2013, 12:45 PM   #5
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Well, that was the problem in Wheezy, but search is still not working in Squeeze. There is no ad block in Squeeze.

Where would I find other "script blockers" in Squeeze?

Thanks,
JP.
 
Old 07-16-2013, 01:01 PM   #6
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Using an ad blocker should have no impact on the LQ search. Some searches may take an extended amount of time with the current search engine. This will be addressed in the pending code update (and can be tested at http://www.androidquestions.org/forum.php and http://www.chromeosquestions.org/forum.php now).

-jeremy
 
Old 07-16-2013, 03:22 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jogl_z_8 View Post
Well, that was the problem in Wheezy, but search is still not working in Squeeze. There is no ad block in Squeeze.

Where would I find other "script blockers" in Squeeze?

Thanks,
JP.
Check addons for your browser.
[longshot], but are you using a custom /etc/hosts file ?
google-analytics.com might have ended up in that[/longshot]
 
Old 07-16-2013, 03:54 PM   #8
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I have google-analytics.com blocked (but everything else allowed) and search works fine for me.
 
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:46 PM   #9
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I have google-analytics.com blocked (but everything else allowed) and search works fine for me.
And today, yes search works fine even when google-analytics.com is blocked with NoScript

I guess it was just random coincidence that it worked when I unblocked google-anayltics.com the other day.
 
  


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