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Announcements => GMG News => Topic started by: Mandryka on April 06, 2018, 11:54:10 PM

Title: Is the search box just not very good, or am I doing something wrong?
Post by: Mandryka on April 06, 2018, 11:54:10 PM
If I use google site specific search on http://www.good-music-guide.com  for (eg) "pommer" I get tons of results.

An example

Some other bets: I have the Max Pommer . . .

 If I use the search box I get


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Your search query didn't return any matches.

Title: Re: Is the search box just not very good, or am I doing something wrong?
Post by: Que on April 07, 2018, 12:12:26 AM
The GMG search engine has never been particularly good (though using the advancec search improves matters), but I think it is currently down. Searching for "Bach" didn't return any results either.... which seems highly improbable!  :D

Must be a glitch due to the server transfer...

Q
Title: Re: Is the search box just not very good, or am I doing something wrong?
Post by: Maestro267 on April 07, 2018, 02:14:39 AM
I frequent another forum that uses this same software/layout/whatever it's called, and the search function there is not good either. Like, it includes instances where letters you search for appear within a word. For example, you include the word "it" in your search, and the search returns a post with the word "literature".
Title: Re: Is the search box just not very good, or am I doing something wrong?
Post by: Mandryka on August 24, 2018, 11:20:37 AM
Search has stopped working  for me again.
Title: Re: Is the search box just not very good, or am I doing something wrong?
Post by: shirime on October 14, 2018, 04:24:52 AM
I always assumed that the searches were limited to the page you were searching from.

Searching 'Bach' from THIS thread will result in Que's post (and now mine) because you'd just be searching within this thread, but searching 'Bach' from http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php will result in every mention of Bach on the forum (or at least many many recent mentions of Bach across the entire forum).

I just tested this again, and it worked consistently with my theory. Nothing is wrong with the search function (unless there was something wrong with it back when Mandryka started this thread) but it just has an odd quirk that isn't so obvious when trying to use it from different parts of the forum.

Something to try:

Search 'Bach' from the search bar at the top of this thread and see how many posts come up and the particular thread the posts appear in.
Search 'Bach' from the search bar after clicking out of this thread and back into the GMG news subforum and see the subforum that all the 'Bach' mentions are in.
Seach 'Bach' from the main page, and you will be searching the entire forum.
You can also search from the location of different subforums and threads for 'Bach' just to get results from those specific areas of the site.
If you are getting a bit tired of searching 'Bach,' you can always search something else, like 'Boulez'. :D
Title: Re: Is the search box just not very good, or am I doing something wrong?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on October 14, 2018, 06:14:00 AM
Welcome back, Jessop. Nice to see you again.

Whenever I use the search, I go to the subforum (room) and then search. IOW, if I was looking for Haydn, I would go to the Composers Room, then type in Haydn, and get a ton of hits. It doesn't seem to go down through layers beyond 1.

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Is the search box just not very good, or am I doing something wrong?

Those things don't need to be mutually exclusive... ;)

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