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BlackC@
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Why does the search engine SUCK?

Honestly, I typed in the EXACT title of a thread I made a week ago and it came up with nothing.

The search engine sucks. Can't we get a new one?

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Believe it or not, that is the new search engine.

And people have been bitching about it for months. confused


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It works just fine.

If you're looking for a specific thread title, then type 'title:thread title'.


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It always tells me that I'm using "invalid characters", which I guess is referring to the colon. Personally, I hate this new engine. Sometimes when don't know the exact title of a thread, I try to use keywords and I still get back nada.


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You can't put a space after the colon, that's why it says that.


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I have never had a problem with the search engine.




But then again, I hardly use it.


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I use it constantly and rarely am unable to find what I'm looking for


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Maybe the search engine doesn't like certain members.


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quote: (post)
Originally posted by BlackC@
Honestly, I typed in the EXACT title of a thread I made a week ago and it came up with nothing.

The search engine sucks. Can't we get a new one?
What were the search terms you used and what is the thread you're referring to?

I want to do a diagnostic on this.


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I think the new search engine is useful in some aspects just as the old one was for others. Usually I find what I am looking for.


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Well, it's definitely the fastest, most accurate and most useful we've ever had; just needs a bit of knowhow on how to operate it.


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Originally posted by Ushgarak
Well, it's definitely the fastest, most accurate and most useful we've ever had; just needs a bit of knowhow on how to operate it.


I have to agree with you, now that Lana clarified what I was doing wrong (spacing after the colon in my search.) I would ask, however, that maybe a more detailed descriptor of how to use the new search engine, like one of those "Complete Idiot's Guide to using the new KMC Search Engine". Some would argue that such an action would be unnecessary, but then again, we do have some people on KMC who are candidates for brain transplants................myself included. stick out tongue


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Well said hun, I've given up attempting to use the Search Engine because I never got the desired results. Most likely because I wasn't doing it right laughing out loud


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Originally posted by Ushgarak
Well, it's definitely the fastest, most accurate and most useful we've ever had; just needs a bit of knowhow on how to operate it.


Only for posts, does nothing for thread titles (yes I've tried the method Lana posted, how many average posters know that by the way?), which is pretty much the point of the search anyway so you dont make duplicates. So whenever a mod bitches about 'using the search', I can now reply 'I did, and it sucked so heres a duplicate' happy

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The search engine works fine for me, thread titles included. I prefer it by far over the old one, since we can work with less than three characters now.


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How do you use it?

Look, I type in 'Jade Empire' for example, (this is the thread Im looking for: http://www.killermovies.com/forums/...re+forumid%3A66 )

It comes up once in the normal search, on the third page. The rest are just posts mentioning it. I dont want to sit through and look at each page of search results for something that should come up clear as day.

I try the whole 'title:thread title' thing, 'title:Jade Empire' comes up with "Sorry, but no results were found for your search."

Its crap.

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I ticked off "Search titles only" and typed in "Jade Empire" beneath KMC Search.

Attachment: jade empire.jpg
This has been downloaded 224 time(s).


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Oooh....you're using that search....Im talking about the one down the bottom of the page thats easier to use but a pain in the ass to get results..

That one searches the whole of KMC though, I just want to search the forum I know the thread is in, and it doesnt work.

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Of course we are. You can narrow down your search by searching by forum, which I didn' t even do in your case. You can even narrow down further by searching by user.


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Thats the part Im complaining about, searching by forum doesnt even give good results. It worked fine before the new one was put in place but now you can type in the entire thread title and not come up with anything, even though it is there.

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