Discussion in 'CZ Support Zone' started by Mr_Bill, Jun 23, 2013.
Is there to be no search engine in this new format?
I have it disabled for now.
Do you have a timeframe for its reinstatement?
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.
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'?
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.
I will give both methods a shot.
Thank you for your prompt assistance.
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):
content=thread or post (works)
title_only=1 or 0? (didn't work)
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.
The search feature will be enabled soon. In the meantime, you can go to Google and type in:
Where "subject" is whatever you are looking for.
I googled site:cowboyszone.com lottery winning numbers and got nothing. Then jobberone raise still nothing. Must not be sufficiently tagged.
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
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.
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.
site:cowboyszone.com <insert_whatever> does work
Here is me searching for this very topic
I've found that putting a space between site: Cowboyszone and then whatever works.
Try that and let us know how that works.
You're a handy lady to have around and I mean that in the nicest way.
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.
Exactly what Reality said.
If you look at the picture I posted you can see there is no space in my search.
Well, it's the thought that counts.