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    MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
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    FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2011
    For those of you that still need to search, here is the quick search guide I wrote up in this thread:

    Opera 10.x PA Forums Quicksearch Instructions

    Menu -> Settings -> Preferences

    Click "Search" tab

    Click "Add" button

    Name: PA Forums Google Search (although you can name it anything you want)

    Keyword: paf (although you can change it, I use "paf" because I have a seperate one for the pa mainsite as "pa")

    Address: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=site:forums.penny-arcade.com+%s

    Leave everything else blank/unchecked

    Save. Now you can type "paf whatever otherstuff" to search the forums from the Opera address bar

    Firefox Quicksearch Instructions
    RBach wrote: »
    Firefox:
    1) Go to google.com and right click on the search box. Select "Add a keyword for this search"
    2) Name the search whatever you like (e.g. Penny Arcade Forums) and add a keyword like pa, paf, whatever.
    3) Find the newly-added bookmark in your Bookmarks menu or toolbar (depending on where you saved it), then right click on it and select Properties.
    4) Copy and paste this link into the Location field, then click OK.

    To use, just type your keyword (pa in my case) into Firefox's address bar followed by your search term.

    Internet Explorer 8 (maybe 7?) Search Instructions

    Go to this URL in IE:

    http://www.ieaddons.com/en/createsearch.aspx

    Input this as the URL:

    http://www.google.com/?hl=en&source=hp&q=site:forums.penny-arcade.com+TEST

    Name it "PA Forums Google Search" ( once again, can be named what you want)

    Character encoding can be left as-is.

    Click "Install Search Provider", accept the prompt. Now you can drop down and get a PA Forums Google search right in the toolbar!


    Google Chrome Quick Search Instructions

    Wrench -> Options

    "Basics" tab

    Next to the Default Search option, click "Manage"

    Click "Add"

    Name: PA Forums Google Search
    URL: http://www.google.com/?hl=en&q=site:forums.penny-arcade.com+%s
    Keyword: paf (can be whatever you want)


    Save. Now you can type "paf whatever otherstuff" to search the forums from the Chrome address bar

    edit: MKR get out of my head

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    MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    But it's warm and squishy in there. :(

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    NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    You need to fix the URL on the chrome one. The link itself is ok, but the displayed text isn't.

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    FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2011
    I don't know how to make it reliably show up. Sometimes the forum will collapse the link text, sometimes it doesn't from edit to edit. Sometimes it'll put that %3A in place of the colon, some times it does not. Has something to do with whatever 'optimizes' the posts I think.

    edit: okay I think I got it to stick that time

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    Triple BTriple B Bastard of the North MARegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    So, uh...what happened? I mean like, why? Reduce server load or something?

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    FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2011
    Reduce server load. Searching is one of the big things that will bog down a server.

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    retrovmretrovm Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    gotcha. is it coming back?

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    EndEnd Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I doubt it'll come back until/unless they think the servers can handle the load.

    alphamonkey talked about setting up replication in another thread, which might be what makes that possible.

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    DusdaDusda is ashamed of this post SLC, UTRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    It might just be cheaper for them to consider getting a Google Site Search account and integrating that in the forums. I've used it before in two other projects to great effect.

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    ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Searching will come back, I just need some time to push tech bits into place.

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    Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against Russian warships) Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Maybe server load wouldn't be a problem if you didn't have so many hats.

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    YamiNoSenshiYamiNoSenshi A point called Z In the complex planeRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Maybe server load wouldn't be a problem if you didn't have so many hats.

    Blasphemous!

    But, yeah, string matching and searching is one of those computer science problems that there isn't really a great solution for. And with the huge amount of history these forums have, it's going to be a huge resource hog.

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    Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2011
    Don't fuck with Alpha's hats. They will shank you.

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    HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    It should be able to come up at least by the time the forum restructure / upgrade happens. That was time-tabled to be finished by next month right?

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    robotman5robotman5 Live The Dream CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    oh that explains why search wasn't working..

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    Triple BTriple B Bastard of the North MARegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I'm getting a different message now when I go to the search page. It's now saying:

    Triple B, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:

    1. Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
    2. If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation.


    Is this anything of note, or can I continue to ignore it?

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited January 2011
    It's nothing, ignore it.

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    AdusAdus Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Ignore that message. Return to your homes. We have everything under control. Await further instructions.

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited January 2011
    We were always at war with the search function.

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    MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    With enough development of searchspeak, all communication will be accomplished with only three characters.

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    IvarIvar Oslo, NorwayRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    MKR wrote: »
    With enough development of searchspeak, all communication will be accomplished with only three characters.

    You lie!

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    MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I misplaced my copy of 1984. :(

    Or perhaps it went down the memory hole.

    D:

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    ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    MKR wrote: »
    With enough development of searchspeak, all communication will be accomplished with only three characters.

    Which means that ironically nobody will be able to search for anything?

    Ths 3 chr lmt sks.

    "It was the bst of tms, it was the wst of tms."

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    Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2011
    OK, I laughed.

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    GoatmonGoatmon Companion of Kess Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Can't say I'm surprised by this. Searching seemed to be the most consistently fucked feature on an otherwise awesome forum.

    Were this on nearly any other forum I visit, I'd probably be pissed, but if you guys agree think this is the best thing to do, I'm sure we can make do without it until it's up to par.

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    elliotw2elliotw2 Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    FyreWulff wrote: »
    I don't know how to make it reliably show up. Sometimes the forum will collapse the link text, sometimes it doesn't from edit to edit. Sometimes it'll put that %3A in place of the colon, some times it does not. Has something to do with whatever 'optimizes' the posts I think.

    edit: okay I think I got it to stick that time

    Your way still seemed to give me trouble, but if you type
    {google:baseURL}search?{google:RLZ}{google:acceptedSuggestion}{google:originalQueryForSuggestion}sourceid=chrome&ie={inputEncoding}&q=site:forums.penny-arcade.com+%s
    
    It seems to work well (this is stolen right out of the default Google search engine)

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    Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Is there any way to trick google into searching specific threads?

    my google fu is weak

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    TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Hmm, I'd suggest doing "site:forums.penny-arcade.com" and the thread title in quotes as well as your search string.

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    japanjapan Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    You can also use "inurl:[thread id]". The thread id is in the URL for the thread, in the format "t=134347".

    So, for example, if I wanted to find FyreWulff's quicksearch instructions in this thread, the query would look like this:

    Quicksearch site:forums.penny-arcade.com inurl:134347

    http://www.google.com/search?q=Quicksearch+site%3Aforums.penny-arcade.com+inurl%3A134347

    Remember that pages aren't immediately indexed, though. So you won't get results for the most recent pages of threads a lot of the time.

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    TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    All I really miss about Search is being able to find threads started by a specific person.

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    RikushixRikushix VancouverRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    All I really miss about Search is being able to find threads started by a specific person.

    Pretty much this.

    The Creepy Stories thread is demanding the resurrection of old stories.

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    Burden of ProofBurden of Proof You three boys picked a beautiful hill to die on. Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I would like to be granted permission to use the search function, please.

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    FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2011
    You can, you just have to index every post by hand. In triplicate. Using Microsoft Access 97.

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    Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    FyreWulff wrote: »
    You can, you just have to index every post by hand. In triplicate. Using Microsoft Access 97.

    On a Dvorak keyboard.

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    TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Raiden333 wrote: »
    FyreWulff wrote: »
    You can, you just have to index every post by hand. In triplicate. Using Microsoft Access 97.

    On a Dvorak keyboard.

    Over 56k.

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    RendRend Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Raiden333 wrote: »
    FyreWulff wrote: »
    You can, you just have to index every post by hand. In triplicate. Using Microsoft Access 97.

    On a Dvorak keyboard.

    Over 56k.

    Uphill both ways.

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    THEPAIN73THEPAIN73 Shiny. Real shiny.Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Rend wrote: »
    Raiden333 wrote: »
    FyreWulff wrote: »
    You can, you just have to index every post by hand. In triplicate. Using Microsoft Access 97.

    On a Dvorak keyboard.

    Over 56k.

    Uphill both ways.

    IN THE SNOW

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    MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    THEPAIN73 wrote: »
    Rend wrote: »
    Raiden333 wrote: »
    FyreWulff wrote: »
    You can, you just have to index every post by hand. In triplicate. Using Microsoft Access 97.

    On a Dvorak keyboard.

    Over 56k.

    Uphill both ways.

    IN THE SNOW

    And the snow has thawed and refrozen into ice.

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    jothkijothki Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I wonder if it would be possible to at least bring back user searches. That'd be much easier to index, right, since it wouldn't have to touch the text at all?

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