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post #81 of 166
I just got a note telling me I haven't posted in a while. But how can I post without my new posts feature? I hope its not longer than a month!
post #82 of 166
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Originally Posted by sagelove View Post
Me . But I use the search function ALL. THE. TIME. And it's driving me crazy that it's not working now! I'll try the Google/MDC approach in the meantime.
Me too! I just came on for a particular question! I was searching desperately. Atleast, I know I am not alone. I too will try the google approach. **sigh**
post #83 of 166
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post #84 of 166
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Originally Posted by CharlieBrown View Post
Am I the only one who DOESN'T use the new post function?
I don't either, and the way I use search, google isn't a useful replacement. But I'll wait it out. It's not like they're doing this intentionally to tick us off.
post #85 of 166


Does anyone have some sort of guesstimate on when the Search feature may be available again?

~Cath
post #86 of 166
it's driving me crazy
post #87 of 166
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Originally Posted by JulieSilk View Post
it's driving me crazy
me too!
post #88 of 166
crosses arms *and* taps foot.
post #89 of 166
whew I am glad to know that it is a temporary thing. I was starting to give up here because it is so hard to find my way around. I always use new post on other forums.
post #90 of 166
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Originally Posted by CathMac View Post


Does anyone have some sort of guesstimate on when the Search feature may be available again?

~Cath
Sometime in 2008.
post #91 of 166
I'm not holding out hope on that... lets just remember how long it took to get the new smiles


I'm being patient.. dont get all mad at me m'kay
post #92 of 166
this is truly exasperating!!!!!
post #93 of 166
Hi, we apologize for the inconvenience anyone is experiencing. We're working very hard to provide a solution, but currently there is not an update. Updated information will be posted as soon as it's available. Thanks for your continued patience
post #94 of 166

when can we have the new posts and search buttons back?

i miss them. its harder to find stuff now. yes, i know we can do the google mothering search but still...
post #95 of 166
Bumping
post #96 of 166
I'm so sorry for the delay. We have been in the midst of changing server administrators which complicated and delayed everything.

We abandoned efforts to get our vBulletin search engine up and running again. We surrendered to what seems to be a "get over it" truth - once you reach so many millions of posts in vBulletin, the search engine no longer functions well. It weighs heavy on the server and especially so when you have a large membership using search. After much frustration and investigation into our options we have settled on Sphinx.

We hired the Sphinx team to configure and integrate everything. I signed the contract today. Now we are waiting our turn in line to get the work started. I was told today that they will be able to begin in 1-2 days. A day's work should complete the integration. And yes, I did put in a specific request for 3 letter words to be searchable.

There may be a period of tweaking things to get it working smoothly. So if they do accomplish it over the next three days we could have some further work ahead to get it just right.

That's all I have for an update right now. I'll let you know more when there's more to tell.
post #97 of 166
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the update! Will we get a new posts function back? What about searches for posts by a member?

-Angela
post #98 of 166
Thanks, Cynthia. The new post junkies appreciate the update.
post #99 of 166
Hooray for three letter word searching!!

I have missed the search and new posts buttons, but I'll happily wait a bit longer if it means that three letter word searching is on the horizon.
post #100 of 166
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Originally Posted by Cynthia Mosher View Post
I'm so sorry for the delay. We have been in the midst of changing server administrators which complicated and delayed everything.

We abandoned efforts to get our vBulletin search engine up and running again. We surrendered to what seems to be a "get over it" truth - once you reach so many millions of posts in vBulletin, the search engine no longer functions well. It weighs heavy on the server and especially so when you have a large membership using search. After much frustration and investigation into our options we have settled on Sphinx.

We hired the Sphinx team to configure and integrate everything. I signed the contract today. Now we are waiting our turn in line to get the work started. I was told today that they will be able to begin in 1-2 days. A day's work should complete the integration. And yes, I did put in a specific request for 3 letter words to be searchable.

There may be a period of tweaking things to get it working smoothly. So if they do accomplish it over the next three days we could have some further work ahead to get it just right.

That's all I have for an update right now. I'll let you know more when there's more to tell.
Yippeee!!!!
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