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Thread search function doesn't work?

4,694 701 August 18, 2017 at 09:51 AM
I tried searching for the word "GPS" in this thread:

https://slickdeals.net/f/10465584-moviepass-watch-one-movie-per-day-at-participating-theaters-10-month

Only 2 results showed up.

But, scrolling through, I saw it way more times.

Please fix, SD! Thank you!

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I tried searching for the word "GPS" in this thread:

https://slickdeals.net/f/10465584-moviepass-watch-one-movie-per-day-at-participating-theaters-10-month

Only 2 results showed up.

But, scrolling through, I saw it way more times.

Please fix, SD! Thank you!
Thanks for the feedback! We will take a look at this and update this thread once we have some more information Smilie
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I find 'Search this forum' to be fairly worthless. Perhaps I don't know how to use it.

Yesterday I was reading a 'Hot Deal' about snow blowers. It contained about 6 snow blowers, primarily electric (if not all electric) that contained an 18" Snow Joe battery powered blower. Today I tried to find it again by searching for 'snow', 'snow joe', 'snowjoe' and 'blower' but I can't find it. It was on one of the first 5 pages of Hot Deals yesterday so I expect it to be one of the top results today but it isn't there.

This is not a new problem. I can almost never find what I am looking for using the 'Thread Search' feature. Is there another way I should be searching? I wish I could set how many deals to view per page, set it to ALL and then just do a CTRL-F to find key words.
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I find 'Search this forum' to be fairly worthless. Perhaps I don't know how to use it.

Yesterday I was reading a 'Hot Deal' about snow blowers. It contained about 6 snow blowers, primarily electric (if not all electric) that contained an 18" Snow Joe battery powered blower. Today I tried to find it again by searching for 'snow', 'snow joe', 'snowjoe' and 'blower' but I can't find it. It was on one of the first 5 pages of Hot Deals yesterday so I expect it to be one of the top results today but it isn't there.

This is not a new problem. I can almost never find what I am looking for using the 'Thread Search' feature. Is there another way I should be searching? I wish I could set how many deals to view per page, set it to ALL and then just do a CTRL-F to find key words.
Hi,
That one may be due to snowjoe having been url blocked (I could be wrong on that being the reason). The url block was from issues so long ago that we're lifting the block on that one, I am not 100% sure it has been lifted at the time I am typing this, if not it will be in the near future..
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I'm having a similar problem to the OP but with regular forum searches (not that I don't also have OP's problem). When I do a forum search, most of the time the results page will show that there are X number of results, but the results don't actually populate, and the dropdowns to sort the results also don't show up.
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I'm having a similar problem to the OP but with regular forum searches (not that I don't also have OP's problem). When I do a forum search, most of the time the results page will show that there are X number of results, but the results don't actually populate, and the dropdowns to sort the results also don't show up.
Hi,
Can you give an example and let us know if you are using Classic or Redesign?
Screenshots help too Smilie
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Not sure if this will help anyone or if it's already been tried, but it worked for me. When doing a search in a specific thread, I chose "In Current Thread" on the right side of the search bar. That one's pretty obvious, of course, but when clicking in the search bar I had to uncheck "Search in First Post and Title" (below the search bar on the right) for any results to be returned. I didn't see this the first time I tried a search and was getting the same results as others, but it seems to work perfectly when adding that 2nd step.
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I tried searching for the word "GPS" in this thread:

https://slickdeals.net/f/10465584-moviepass-watch-one-movie-per-day-at-participating-theaters-10-month

Only 2 results showed up.

But, scrolling through, I saw it way more times.

Please fix, SD! Thank you!
Hi funkmastera!

Just wanted to let you know that the bug with thread search has been fixed. Thanks for your patience Smilie
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