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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?

august

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  • 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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