OT: This Forum's Search Engine Stinks!

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2009/12/06 11:14:14 (permalink)

OT: This Forum's Search Engine Stinks!

These fora have a wealth of information, but unfortunately no one can get to it because the search engine stinks. Its really a shame that a software company like Cakewalk can't have a decent search engine for its customers to use.

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    bitflipper
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    Re:OT: This Forum's Search Engine Stinks! 2009/12/06 11:39:09 (permalink)
    I stopped using the search engine years ago. Use google instead. I've found information in other places in the cakewalk.com domain that the forum search wouldn't have located even if it worked well.


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    Re:OT: This Forum's Search Engine Stinks! 2009/12/06 11:59:15 (permalink)
    Hi Dave-

    Yes, it's awful. It usually picks July as a start month, for some unknown reason.

    Like bitflipper, I use Google. There are several formats that work. Out of habit, I use:
    <search phrase> site:forum.cakewalk.com

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    Re:OT: This Forum's Search Engine Stinks! 2009/12/06 12:06:35 (permalink)
    Funny how this topic comes up every few weeks, and nothing ever happens about it ...

    Just venting a bit.
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    Re:OT: This Forum's Search Engine Stinks! 2009/12/06 20:35:37 (permalink)
    I love it when the search pulls ups posts that have partial parts of the words you included====search for "high pass" and you get posts with words like "himself" or "passenger"

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    Re:OT: This Forum's Search Engine Stinks! 2009/12/06 22:32:27 (permalink)
    THANK YOU SUSAN!!!  I just found a post of mine I'd been looking for.  For some reason I forgot to check Google.  And there it was!   YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  And thanks for posting this complaint once again, Dave.  Maybe I'll remember next time I'm desperate to find something.   Woo-hoo!!!  :-) 
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    Re:OT: This Forum's Search Engine Stinks! 2009/12/07 12:53:10 (permalink)
    Janet,
     
    Just remember this post and then you'll not have to remember google.
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    Re:OT: This Forum's Search Engine Stinks! 2009/12/07 13:20:14 (permalink)
     
    The search function works perfectly
     
     
    I just tapped in whine and it sent me straight to this thread
     
     
     

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    Re:OT: This Forum's Search Engine Stinks! 2009/12/07 14:05:59 (permalink)
    Ed, for me to remember anything I think I have to write it down. 
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    Re:OT: This Forum's Search Engine Stinks! 2009/12/07 14:06:59 (permalink)
    Mamabear


    Ed, for me to remember anything I think I have to write it down. 

    But then how do you remember where you wrote it?

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    Re:OT: This Forum's Search Engine Stinks! 2009/12/07 14:07:35 (permalink)
    Maybe I'll just tell you, then you can tell me when I forget. :-)
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    Re:OT: This Forum's Search Engine Stinks! 2009/12/07 14:10:20 (permalink)
    so...how is that different from now? 

    http://soundcloud.com/beaglesound/sets/featured-songs-1
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    Re:OT: This Forum's Search Engine Stinks! 2009/12/07 14:13:37 (permalink)
    It's not.  I'm surprised you had to ask.  You can't let old age creep up on you.  I'll be sunk!  lol
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    Re:OT: This Forum's Search Engine Stinks! 2009/12/07 14:20:49 (permalink)
    SteveStrummerUK


     
    The search function works perfectly
     
     
    I just tapped in whine and it sent me straight to this thread
     
     
     



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    Re:OT: This Forum's Search Engine Stinks! 2009/12/07 15:09:53 (permalink)
    Hi,
     
    It's the precursor to the product going down hill ... the peripherals start getting cheaper and worse and eventually the main product does ... you know, eventually the slob and the cheap in many of us slips through ... no matter how hoard we try to paint, advertise and color ... and use perfume or deodorant or after shave!
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    Re:OT: This Forum's Search Engine Stinks! 2009/12/07 22:40:04 (permalink)
    Well at least true to Cakewalk form there is a "work around."
    Is seems that without work around's nothing would work.

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    Re:OT: This Forum's Search Engine Stinks! 2009/12/08 08:51:56 (permalink)
     
    I've been on many websites where they proudly state that their site search is 'Powered by Google' - I'm guessing that it just saves you adding the <site:forum.cakewalk> condition to your search terms?
     
    Couldn't the Bakers set this up for us I wonder, or would it cost too much to be associated directly with Google?

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    Re:OT: This Forum's Search Engine Stinks! 2009/12/08 08:59:47 (permalink)
    Use the link at the bottom of the page, send a message to the web-dude.
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    A  support guy at the org that publishes the forum software wrote to me that the reason for the lack of reasonable search results is the indexes are not being properly tended.
    [size=3 font="times new roman"] 
    So, everyone should send messages to the web-dude and the feature request recipients.
    [size=3 font="times new roman"] 
    I doubt they will ban us all for spamming.
    [size=3 font="times new roman"] 
    J
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    Re:OT: This Forum's Search Engine Stinks! 2019/01/14 00:56:14 (permalink)
    SteveStrummerUK
     
    The search function works perfectly
     
     
    I just tapped in whine and it sent me straight to this thread
     
     
     



    You appear to be quite the wit Mr Strummer.
     
    Mind you, daveny5 seems an OK kind of chap to me. I look forward to exchanging much humorous banter and slapstick asides with him over the coming months.

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    Re:OT: This Forum's Search Engine Stinks! 2019/01/14 01:16:07 (permalink)
     
    daveny5 is alright in small doses.
     
    He twice called me an idiot.
     
    "Dave" I retorted, "I heard you the first time"
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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