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Re: The search function is broken, what I do?
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2013, 06:28:00 pm »
Well, that only returns one result, and it's often not the desired one :P

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Re: The search function is broken, what I do?
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2013, 11:30:50 pm »
* Geekboy1011 steps in to explain some things

OK 1 the reason search is so slow is because it scans the ENTIRE omnimaga database every time you hit search. Even with our server configured right (which it is) we do not have the disk/cpu time to make it work. we run on a single dual core VPS its just not fast enough to handle it + the constant load we are under.

2 yes it is possible to have the search function send you to google i just have not gotten to updating it

3 the reason we have not updated to smf 2.0 is three fold
  1 All of the databases need to change formats and that is not only time consuming but lengthy to automate and do correctly. you have to realize omnimaga has well over 300,000 posts 13,000 topics 3000 members and over 23000 page views a day.
  2 The theme content and everything is a pain to update and falls into reason 3
  3 We just dont have time. the admins (me eeems and netham and the rest) just dont have the time between school work and our social lives. the forum functions for now so why change what isnt broken yet.


in short we are working on it we just have to keep working to make sure the server stays paid for (thank you eeems and netham and dj i think :P ) so it will all happen in time its just the sheer lack of it that is the problem

(thanks to all the ARS/COT/Support staff to help keep the forum handled while we manage our lives and the backend makes one hell of a difference!!!)

 

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Re: The search function is broken, what I do?
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2013, 11:46:01 pm »
Yeah, it's pretty much why we don't update yet, why fix something that isn't broken yet? But I guess we would switch before SMF 1.1 reaches end of life so we still would get security updates.

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Re: The search function is broken, what I do?
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2013, 03:01:15 am »
I agree. I think the best that could possibly be done for now is replace the search box with a google one for now, while continuing renewing staff and the forums to keep it active. Some forums still use PhpBB2 and it does the job well.

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Re: The search function is broken, what I do?
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2013, 11:39:55 pm »
Ah this explains why I couldn't use the search box...good to know

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Re: The search function is broken, what I do?
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2013, 11:33:24 am »
I still think the forum themes should be edited so that the search box and the magnifier are removed completely. From what I remember, this can be done directly via the admin CP, and I bet it would be even possible to replace the magnet link for a custom Google search.

In its current form it's kinda misleading and people still ask why they aren't allowed to search, thinking their account got restricted or something.

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