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Discussion in 'CZ Support Zone' started by Mr_Bill, Jun 23, 2013.

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  1. Mr_Bill

    Mr_Bill Member

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    Is there to be no search engine in this new format?
  2. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    I have it disabled for now.

    /reality
  3. Mr_Bill

    Mr_Bill Member

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    OK!

    Do you have a timeframe for its reinstatement?
  4. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    It's not a reinstatement as much as a deciding what to do. Is there a particular reason you need it now? If so, you can search the site through Google by adding site:cowboyszone.com to the beginning of your searches.

    /reality
  5. Mr_Bill

    Mr_Bill Member

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    It is because of the way I navigate through your forum. I have a list of members whose posts I always read, and use the search to find them.

    Can I do something similar by using 'follow'?
  6. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    I believe that's what the follow system is for. That said, I have not used it so I cannot say for sure. I would suggest you follow the people and see how it works.

    Every user now has a profile page and you can view the posts by each user on their profile page by clicking on the Postings tab.

    /reality
  7. Mr_Bill

    Mr_Bill Member

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    I will give both methods a shot.

    Thank you for your prompt assistance.
  8. hairic

    hairic Well-Known Member

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    The search form is disabled, but individual member search apparently isn't.

    Go to someone's profile -> information tab -> find all content/threads by that user.

    More info, but I don't have the time to teach or explain this: More search parameters can be manually typed into the url. Those parameters seem to be (just grabbing name attributes from another xenforo form, so not fully accurate, informative, or relevant):

    user_id=number (works)
    keywords=text (works)
    content=thread or post (works)
    title_only=1 or 0? (didn't work)
    users=???
    date=???
    reply_count=???
    prefixes[]=???
    nodes[]=???
    child_nodes=???
    order=???
    group_discussion=1/0???
  9. DallasTexas

    DallasTexas New Member

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    What are we supposed to do when we want to search for specific subjects or old threads? I am not sure as to why the search function needs to be disabled in the first place? I mean that with no malice but I am not sure I follow the reasoning behind it.
  10. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    The search feature will be enabled soon. In the meantime, you can go to Google and type in:

    site:cowboyszone.com subject

    Where "subject" is whatever you are looking for.

    /reality
  11. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    I googled site:cowboyszone.com lottery winning numbers and got nothing. Then jobberone raise still nothing. Must not be sufficiently tagged.
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  12. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    This doesn't work well at all.

    I've done 3-4 searches for widely published news articles using specific, almost word-for-word phrasing, and not 1 of them showed up even though everyone had been posted

    /not
  13. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    I don't blame you for being concerned. I'm a tad annoyed but trust me when I say someone is very busy these days. So it will come at some point is the best I can do.
  14. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    I think the reason the Google site search doesn't work is because you can't view this forum without logging in. The Google robot probably can't cache the site properly.
  15. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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    site:cowboyszone.com <insert_whatever> does work

    Here is me searching for this very topic

    [IMG]
  16. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Everything is everything... Staff Member

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    I've found that putting a space between site: Cowboyszone and then whatever works.

    Try that and let us know how that works.
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  17. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    You're a handy lady to have around and I mean that in the nicest way. :)
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  18. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    You are basically killing the site search then. The whole point of site:cowboyszone.com is to limit the search results to CowboysZone.com. If you put a space in, then google is searching for "site" and "cowboyszone.com" and "whatever" as if they are all search terms.
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  19. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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    Exactly what Reality said.

    If you look at the picture I posted you can see there is no space in my search.
  20. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Well, it's the thought that counts. :)
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