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Posted 18 September 2010 - 12:21 AM

It just simply brings up the 'Board Message'

Sorry, an error occurred. If you are unsure on how to use a feature, or don't know why you got this error message, try looking through the help files for more information.

The error returned was:

Search is currently unavailable. Please try your query on Google instead.

Is it broken? So I'm supposed to just use the Google search? But the Google can't search all the post done by someone in a specific topic and also the 'Find All Posts' under my profile doesn't work.

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 12:32 AM

The search engine is obviously disabled, and as for find all posts by a member, it works fine for me.

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 04:57 AM

It doesnt work for me neither, I cant see what I wrote previously and it wont allow me to "View New Posts"

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 06:25 AM

QUOTE (Ryan @ Sep 17 2010, 19:32)
The search engine is obviously disabled, and as for find all posts by a member, it works fine for me.

That's because you're a moderator.

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 01:20 PM

Works fine here as well.

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 03:02 PM

Zaibatsu is superior to the normal members as I see. confused.gif
I hope the 'Find all posts by this member' option will be up again soon.

Also, the 'Today's active topics' option on the Board Index is down as well. sad.gif

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 03:05 PM

QUOTE (miromiro @ Sep 19 2010, 12:02)
Also, the 'Today's active topics' option on the Board Index is down as well. sad.gif

Works fine for me as well.

Everything either works for us since both uni and I are staff, or because we're in different member groups then you guys. Probably the former.

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 03:07 PM

It's clearly because you're Zaibatsu dudes.

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 04:24 PM

the search engine from forum tools has been replaced with a google custom search,
and the Find all posts by this member, works fine.

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 04:54 PM Edited by goin-god, 19 September 2010 - 05:01 PM.

As I said in this topic.

Only Members have the View Posts disabled.

And the Search engine works, its just hidden.
(But probably works for Non-Member groups anyway)

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 03:19 AM

QUOTE (goin-god @ Sep 19 2010, 11:54)
As I said in this topic.

Only Members have the View Posts disabled.

And the Search engine works, its just hidden.
(But probably works for Non-Member groups anyway)

Although it is hidden it still does not work for members. At least its that way for me..

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 02:40 PM

wats the point of having it up? is this an error or is this a permanent change?

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 02:41 PM

It's useful for lots of people. That's why it needs to be up again soon.
I think that Admins are doing updates, or something...

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 02:57 PM

I thought it was pretty clear that disabling the search feature entirely for the general populace drops the server-load a sh*tload, since searches are really taxing on the server and GTAF's been having some serious server problems lately (502, 404, etc).

Us outside of the member group probably still have access to the 'Find All Posts By This Member' feature because we have practical recruitment and other such uses for it; compared to the average member. Along with being much fewer in number.

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 01:15 PM

OK I'm getting REALLY tired of not being able to use the "recent posts" button. They better hurry up and fix this crap it's been a fu*king month already! mad.gif

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 04:45 PM

QUOTE (GTAking33 @ Sep 24 2010, 14:15)
OK I'm getting REALLY tired of not being able to use the "recent posts" button. They better hurry up and fix this crap it's been a fu*king month already! mad.gif

I think it will stay disabled for all people in the "members" group for the foreseeable future.

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 06:11 PM

QUOTE (GTAking33 @ Sep 24 2010, 10:15)
OK I'm getting REALLY tired of not being able to use the "recent posts" button. They better hurry up and fix this crap it's been a fu*king month already! mad.gif

You should calm the f*ck down.

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 06:22 PM

QUOTE (goin-god @ Sep 24 2010, 18:11)
QUOTE (GTAking33 @ Sep 24 2010, 10:15)
OK I'm getting REALLY tired of not being able to use the "recent posts" button. They better hurry up and fix this crap it's been a fu*king month already! mad.gif

You should calm the f*ck down.

No need to be a d*ck. Besides it's easy for you to say cause you're not in "members"

I forgot I even posted here cause the find posts buttons "broke".

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 06:42 PM

just bookmark the topics you wish to track, until they fix it.

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 08:42 PM

QUOTE (GTAking33 @ Sep 26 2010, 15:22)
QUOTE (goin-god @ Sep 24 2010, 18:11)
QUOTE (GTAking33 @ Sep 24 2010, 10:15)
OK I'm getting REALLY tired of not being able to use the "recent posts" button. They better hurry up and fix this crap it's been a fu*king month already! mad.gif

You should calm the f*ck down.

No need to be a d*ck. Besides it's easy for you to say cause you're not in "members"

I forgot I even posted here cause the find posts buttons "broke".

You started being a dick at the Admins.

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 02:26 AM

Times like these make me wish I was in an official gang.

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 04:17 PM

QUOTE (goin-god @ Sep 26 2010, 20:42)
QUOTE (GTAking33 @ Sep 26 2010, 15:22)
QUOTE (goin-god @ Sep 24 2010, 18:11)
QUOTE (GTAking33 @ Sep 24 2010, 10:15)
OK I'm getting REALLY tired of not being able to use the "recent posts" button. They better hurry up and fix this crap it's been a fu*king month already! mad.gif

You should calm the f*ck down.

No need to be a d*ck. Besides it's easy for you to say cause you're not in "members"

I forgot I even posted here cause the find posts buttons "broke".

You started being a dick at the Admins.

That wasn't suppose to be aimed at the Admins. But now that you mention it... sorry. But still I hope they fix it soon.

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 03:00 AM

Every time I come here I always go to my profile and click on "View posts by this member" so I can see which things I posted were responded to.. I also always used the today's active topics thing.... i mean is this never coming back? I've been registered here for like 2 years coming next month and I'm not allowed to search my own posts?? That is a severe inconvenience...

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 10:36 AM

A replacement for the forum search engine is being worked on and will be ready when it's ready. In the meantime, a few tips for getting the most out of Google:


Seaching a specific forum

Add the exact phrase from the breadcrumb navigation (i.e. where it says >> GTAForums.com » The Network » GTA Network Support) to your search. You'll also need to replace the » with wildcards * otherwise Google won't find anything.

For example, you could search for steak in the GTA V forum using something like steak "GTAForums.com * GTA Series * GTA V" (see results).

Since that exact phrase comes up a lot, you'll probably need to click the repeat the search with the omitted results included link at the end of the initial search results to see all the matches.


Seaching a specific topic

This isn't all that useful since Google treats the whole page as a single document so you won't get individual posts back. You can still try by adding inurl to your query with the topic ID (the number after ?showtopic= in the URL). So to search this topic, you'd use inurl:459396. Obviously this is much more useful if it's a huge topic with lots of pages.

Alternatively, just hit the Print this topic link when browsing a topic and it'll give you a single page with every post on it. You can then use your browser's search function to scroll to the posts you want.


Seach within a particular time

You might be better off using the main Google site and adding site:www.gtaforums.com to the query. You can then use Google's standard date cutoff options.


Seach within titles

If you know the topic title, you'll narrow down the results a lot if you search titles only using the intitle modifier. For example, intitle:"find all posts" should give this topic and similarly titled ones.


Or you can even try a combination of the above for a really specific search. If you just want to track your own posts, you'll be better off using the topic subscriptions feature. Go to My Controls -> Options -> Email Settings to see the subscription options. Check the Enable 'Email Notification' by default? option to automatically subscribe to topics you post in. (While you're here, you might want to make sure Send email when someone replies to a subscribed topic? is unchecked if you don't want your inbox cluttered up.) Then whenever you want to check your subscriptions, go to My Controls -> Subscriptions -> View Topics and you'll see all your subscribed topics.

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 11:35 AM

So, a new search engine is being in work.
But, the 'Find all posts by this member' feature will change too?

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 10:39 PM

Anyone know when this will be fixed yet? bored.gif

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 10:42 PM

QUOTE (GTAking33 @ Oct 6 2010, 19:39)
Anyone know when this will be fixed yet? bored.gif

Probably not for quite a while. In the mean time, I'd best get used to it like this.

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 11:39 PM

2.0... That's all.

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 01:43 PM

/me waits for December 16th 2010.
Oh wait I spoiled the date, Tank must delay it.

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 11:11 PM

QUOTE (Spider-Vice @ Oct 7 2010, 10:43)
/me waits for December 16th 2010.
Oh wait I spoiled the date, Tank must delay it.

I heard some rumors about it being done by December 21th 2012. rolleyes.gif




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