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Old 12-01-2004, 02:09 PM   #1
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Problems with SEARCH


Hi! This goes to the coders behind the webpage. On several occasions, I haven't been able to use the search engine to search for any topics. I put in the search string, click the search button, and then nothing happens. I tried this in Firefox, and Mozilla. In both, I get the same results. Is there something wrong, with my computer, or is there an error on the page (I hope not )
 
Old 12-01-2004, 02:35 PM   #2
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I've never heard of this happening before. Has anyone else seen this?

--jeremy
 
Old 12-01-2004, 04:46 PM   #3
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Always works for me, in any browser I test it in.
 
Old 12-04-2004, 01:45 PM   #4
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Unless it takes a really really long time to return results, I haven't been able to get any results from searches either.

I've tried mozilla and firefox on both FC2 and Windows, T1 and dial-up.

Of course, I tried searching one more time before I posted, and it worked. Usually when I have problems I get an hour glass and the status bar says ...waiting for www.linuxquestions.org with no search results displayed, even after a few minutes.
 
Old 12-04-2004, 03:55 PM   #5
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I have only ever seen problems when the database hasn't been well Otherwise it works in Mozilla, Firefox and IE6 on Windows and Linux.
 
Old 12-05-2004, 10:17 AM   #6
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686plus, while the search server does get a little bogged down during peak times, even then the max I see is about 8 seconds. The next time this happens, can you send me as much info as possible, including:

- exact time
- Browser and OS
- Exact search terms and options selected

thanks,
--jeremy
 
Old 12-05-2004, 01:50 PM   #7
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will do
 
Old 02-05-2005, 08:24 AM   #8
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Hi
Was going to start a new thread but then i found this one. Im experiencing the same problems as marghorp with the search.

I am using firefox 1.0, and run slack 10.0 (the same occurs in my lfs distro). Normally my search string doesn't contain more than 3 words or use characters such as '+' etc . As far as exact time i would say this happens a lot of time, today for instance at 15.00 (location madrid).

I think it may be a problem with tabbed browsing, im going to experiment a bit more to see if this is the case. Another thing i've noticed is that this happens a lot more when using the search button for the whole site as opposed to a single forum

Example situation.

-start browser session, go to LQ
-enter a search string, click go (sometimes have to click more than once, as seems to not respond the frst time)
-open new tab, go to another page
-click on the lq tab, the page has 'done' at the bottom, no search has been conducted.

It may also be useful to point out im using an +-512kb adsl line. I've used lq for a couple of years now and have only noticed this problem recently, maybe the last 3 months or so.

edit:
While im here just thought i'd add a thank you for LQ, for me one of the most useful sources of information on the web.

Last edited by darkRoom; 02-05-2005 at 08:29 AM.
 
Old 02-12-2005, 02:56 PM   #9
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The search is also very slow for me. If a search will work at all, it takes about 30 seconds on DSL to even begin, but the rest of the site works great.
 
  


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