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Strip Archive Search doesn't seem complete

Not sure if this is the right place to post this; going by a March tweet on @PA_MegaCorp.

The archive search function doesn't seem to see recent strips's text.

I noticed this searching for the strip from 2014-03-07, Consultant (http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2014/03/07/consultant). I searched 'anniversary' and 'trap' (no quotes), and it didn't come up. After finding it manually, I checked with 'Titanfall' as well - and still no dice! Searching for 'Consultant' does hit.

This is not limited to that strip - for example, 2014-03-19 (http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2014/03/19/titania) also deals with Titanfall, but doesn't come up under 'Titanfall' or 'boring'.

I did a quick search to try to pin down when it started - it's not always been the case. For example, when I search for 'watch', http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/09/25 comes up, and watch is just in the dialogue, not the title.

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2011/05/02 - doesn't show up for 'subscription' or 'barrel', 'Order and Chaos', 'Order', 'Chaos'.

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2011/04/29 - doesn't show up for 'hackers' or 'suit'.

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2011/04/25 - doesn't show up for 'gruesome', 'self', 'books'... but does for 'Game of Thrones', 'spoilers' and 'lobotomy' (even though the whole word isn't in the strip!).

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2011/04/25 - does show up for '80710A06'.

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2011/04/13 - does show up for 'Jersey Shore'

I don't have time to go the whole way through, and it feels like it might just be come the case that keywords are being added less and less. Did something change?



  • AntonNULAntonNUL Registered User regular
    I know Erika went through and reorganized everything, but I guessed some things are still missed. Note that it's hard to organize 15 years of comics, so I'm not surprised or even upset at this, and I actually have respect for her work. I mean, before we didn't even have them going up proper to 2011.

  • ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... ... and hard.Registered User regular
    PA does not provide a full text search, AFAIK.

    http://pipefour.org/pa/ does, though.

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