Q about search

Discussion in 'Technical Difficulties' started by MAC99, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. MAC99

    MAC99 Member

    My question is the lack of results I get when I use the thread search

    example in aviation military I search for B-24 I know there are I have seen at least one eaven other bombers I get nothing found.
    I then look at the first listing in the maybe f-22 I search f-22 with nothing found I know it is there.

    What am I missing

  2. Bhelliom

    Bhelliom Member

    I've always dislike the search function in these forums. You can't find what you're looking for, because, B-24 for example, only has three characters (the - is ignored). I don't know why, but a search term has to have four or more alphanumeric characters in it.

    Scott K.
  3. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    Search is definitely a problem in these forums, as Bhelliom mentioned. It's these danged computers, they only work well with long names. It really helps if you use the planes call sign, like Tomcat, Raptor, Gooney Bird, etc. :)
  4. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    I constantly make the experience with google search, too. Everytime I search for e. g. "AT-AT" I usually get a zillion links to texts containing the word "at" but none leading me to the famous Star Wars vehicle wall1 .
    I try to make search easier for the fans by adding the complete designation and origin of the vehicle to the title of the thread; so if one key word doesn't work the next one surely will. As Zathros said, if you are looking for "F-22" and you don't get a result, try looking for "Raptor" or a word which is closely related to that subject ("jet", "Lockheed", "fighter").
  5. MAC99

    MAC99 Member

    OK thank you for the responses. I I did think that was the problem.
    It would be very good to work out,
    If for all threads of the grate Douglas DC3 gooney bird if the Lister did not put any of these words in the title I will never find them.

    At this point we need to get it out for all to add as much as possible to the title page
    Because I would like to read the and there just too many pages to just flip the pages of the catalog

    All my thanks

  6. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    As a community, and as individual members, we can only start with our own projects. Title them correctly, and hopefully, start a trend. The forum's database is too massive to go back and tr and modify the titles. :)
  7. MAC99

    MAC99 Member


    It worms my hart ( in a friendly sort of way) to see new be and less posts then my self. I am sure how ever you will remade that very soon.

  8. MAC99

    MAC99 Member


    Member already

  9. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    You can add almost 5000 posts to my post count. It's a long story, but the post count you see is not my actual post count here. :)
  10. MAC99

    MAC99 Member

    Yes I understand you have many x many more then me as well as years
    just a friendly comment

  11. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    Oh, I think I know what you mean. The "Search" function for the "Downloads" section is atrocious. I have asked for that to be fixed many times but there seems to be some kind of quirk. :)
  12. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    Welcome back zathros :) we have missed you.
  13. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

    I'd like to post a question about the search in the new Zealot because it seems to me that it doesn't work or I'm not able to use it.
    I try to explain what I did. I choosed a thread that I started myself, so I was sure to search something existing, then I searched the word "Gemini" in title only, but the result was "not results found". where I went wrong? or has something to be fixed in the new forum?

    Thanks for attention
  14. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    I am having exactly the same problem with Search too.
    I put in USSC DISCOVERY to find my build thread and I get 'No Results Found'
    But when I search for it manually, there it is!!!!!
  15. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    Thank you for the heads-up on this. i will let the IT know about this.

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