My searches never work - Mothering Forums

 2Likes
  • 1 Post By jrose_lee
  • 1 Post By cynthia mosher
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 24 Old 06-18-2014, 07:40 PM - Thread Starter
 
jrose_lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 1,898
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
My searches never work

Hello,
No matter what I word I search for in any forum I never get any results. This has only happened since the format seems to have changed on MDC. It always tells me I have no matches. Even when I searched for induction in the birth forum and other completely obvious searches that should have worked.
What can I do? I really like the search function and use it a lot.

jessica

Jessica, wife to Mark, homeschooling mama to Micah (2006), Noah (2009), Owen (2012) and another on the way this August (20014)
jrose_lee is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 24 Old 06-18-2014, 10:22 PM
 
adinal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 24,389
Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 77 Post(s)
My searches never work

@VS JEFF @verticalscope Can you guys shed some light on why this might be?

winner.jpg Adina knit.gifmama to B hearts.gif 4/06  and E baby.gif  8/13/12 (on her due date!) homebirth.jpg waterbirth.jpg

 

adinal is offline  
#3 of 24 Old 06-18-2014, 11:11 PM
 
stormborn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 2,772
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)
I'm having that problem too on the mobile android version without tapatalk....I knew when I tested it with "breastfeeding" that it wasn't just no results for my actual query.
stormborn is offline  
#4 of 24 Old 06-18-2014, 11:40 PM
 
crazyms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: In a southern state of mind
Posts: 1,244
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 83 Post(s)
I'm having the same issue on my desktop also. I thought at first maybe it was the words I was searching (although I still doubt that) so I tried some more obvious terms that I *know* are in some of the threads and still got no results. This has only happened to me since the new format came up too. I so miss my sweet little search box!
crazyms is offline  
#5 of 24 Old 06-19-2014, 08:57 AM
Administrator
 
verticalscope's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 394
Mentioned: 47 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 108 Post(s)
Hey guys,

Are you still experiencing issues? I have tested it out with the word baby and I come up with several results.

http://www.mothering.com/forum/gtsea...ss=367j46145j4

Let me know your results please

~ GP community support


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Hello!
verticalscope is offline  
#6 of 24 Old 06-19-2014, 10:03 AM
 
sierramtngirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: In the mountains...
Posts: 373
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
I just tried to search on my iPhone without success
sierramtngirl is offline  
#7 of 24 Old 06-19-2014, 01:17 PM
Administrator
 
verticalscope's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 394
Mentioned: 47 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 108 Post(s)
Hey guys,

Can anyone provide me with a screen shot of the issue. As well as what device are you using as well as browser type?

Thank so much

~ GP community support


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Hello!
verticalscope is offline  
#8 of 24 Old 06-19-2014, 02:30 PM
 
bruna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 286
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Had this issue in tapatalk and reported it on the tapatalk feedback thread with examples.
Mobile and desktop versions yield better results but still nothing close to the quality of the old search function.
bruna is offline  
#9 of 24 Old 06-19-2014, 08:18 PM
 
adinal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 24,389
Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 77 Post(s)
I am not able to reproduce this, can someone get a screen shot of what comes up when you don't get any results? And let us know what OS you are using and what browser?

winner.jpg Adina knit.gifmama to B hearts.gif 4/06  and E baby.gif  8/13/12 (on her due date!) homebirth.jpg waterbirth.jpg

 

adinal is offline  
#10 of 24 Old 06-19-2014, 09:13 PM
 
stormborn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 2,772
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)
Ok search is working for me now, but the menu button sometimes won't work at all.

And what's up with the "liked" tally under user names? I don't see a like button...just curious.
stormborn is offline  
#11 of 24 Old 06-19-2014, 09:29 PM
 
adinal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 24,389
Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 77 Post(s)
Like button is in the body of the post, not at the bottom like it used to be. Check out the picture.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Screen Shot 2014-06-19 at 9.28.00 PM.png
Views:	17
Size:	239.1 KB
ID:	1346  


winner.jpg Adina knit.gifmama to B hearts.gif 4/06  and E baby.gif  8/13/12 (on her due date!) homebirth.jpg waterbirth.jpg

 

adinal is offline  
#12 of 24 Old 06-19-2014, 10:57 PM
 
stormborn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 2,772
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)
Ah, ok there must not be one for mobile. Thanks Adina.
stormborn is offline  
#13 of 24 Old 06-19-2014, 11:33 PM
 
adinal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 24,389
Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 77 Post(s)
You are correct. I couldn't find a way to like either in the vB mobile interface. If you are using tapatalk, you can tap the post you like and it will pop up a menu that gives the like option.
adinal is offline  
#14 of 24 Old 06-20-2014, 08:55 AM
Administrator
 
verticalscope's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 394
Mentioned: 47 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 108 Post(s)
Hey guys,

I will see if I can add one for the mobile version, I will have to ask my tech team first.

Thanks for letting me know Stormborn!

~ GP community support


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Hello!
verticalscope is offline  
#15 of 24 Old 06-20-2014, 09:27 AM
 
stormborn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 2,772
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)
That'd be great, thanks! Tapatalk causes too many crashes to be worth the perks.
stormborn is offline  
#16 of 24 Old 06-20-2014, 04:27 PM - Thread Starter
 
jrose_lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 1,898
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
It's still not working for me I searched for "bears", IDEA (a homeschool support group), and Anchorage in the Alaska forum and this is all it would say....
Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms.

I know that there are some posts with those words in them....any other advice?

Jessica, wife to Mark, homeschooling mama to Micah (2006), Noah (2009), Owen (2012) and another on the way this August (20014)
jrose_lee is offline  
#17 of 24 Old 06-21-2014, 01:34 PM
 
crazyms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: In a southern state of mind
Posts: 1,244
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 83 Post(s)
Sorry I couldn't figure out the screen shot thing but copy/pasted my results. It says "Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms." This was in a search for "earthbag" from the search bar on the website. I'm using a new HP desktop and Google Chrome browser. I've gotten the same results with many other keywords also.



Mothering Forums Search Forums
The following errors occurred with your search:
Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms.
crazyms is offline  
#18 of 24 Old 06-23-2014, 10:17 PM
 
adinal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 24,389
Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 77 Post(s)
Okay, do you just get that message at the top of what looks like the advanced search screen?

Looks like the thumbnail below? (Only with a real search term, not gibberish. )
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Screen Shot 2014-06-23 at 10.16.37 PM.png
Views:	16
Size:	88.6 KB
ID:	1458  


winner.jpg Adina knit.gifmama to B hearts.gif 4/06  and E baby.gif  8/13/12 (on her due date!) homebirth.jpg waterbirth.jpg

 

adinal is offline  
#19 of 24 Old 06-24-2014, 06:37 PM - Thread Starter
 
jrose_lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 1,898
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Yes, it looks just like that.

Jessica, wife to Mark, homeschooling mama to Micah (2006), Noah (2009), Owen (2012) and another on the way this August (20014)
jrose_lee is offline  
#20 of 24 Old 06-27-2014, 01:27 AM
Administrator
 
cynthia mosher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: The Motherland
Posts: 38,821
Mentioned: 45 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 146 Post(s)
@jrose_lee are you searching on a laptop or desktop computer or on mobile?

cynthia mosher is offline  
#21 of 24 Old 06-27-2014, 01:36 AM
Administrator
 
cynthia mosher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: The Motherland
Posts: 38,821
Mentioned: 45 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 146 Post(s)
@verticalscope , I can confirm that I also got no results when searching for Anchorage in the Alaska forum. See the attachments which show my search results and a shot of the second forum index page showing two threads with Anchorage in their title. Both the Advanced Search and Search The Forum produced "Sorry - no matches" results. Perhaps our search index needs to be rebuilt?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	anch.png
Views:	14
Size:	125.1 KB
ID:	1610  

Click image for larger version

Name:	Anchorage.jpg
Views:	17
Size:	142.7 KB
ID:	1618  


cynthia mosher is offline  
#22 of 24 Old 06-27-2014, 02:32 PM - Thread Starter
 
jrose_lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 1,898
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cynthia mosher View Post
@jrose_lee are you searching on a laptop or desktop computer or on mobile?
I am searching on a laptop. Thanks!
cynthia mosher likes this.

Jessica, wife to Mark, homeschooling mama to Micah (2006), Noah (2009), Owen (2012) and another on the way this August (20014)
jrose_lee is offline  
#23 of 24 Old 06-28-2014, 07:43 PM
 
crazyms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: In a southern state of mind
Posts: 1,244
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 83 Post(s)
Hi! Yes my search result also looks just like that and I'm on an HP desktop using Google Chrome browser.
crazyms is offline  
#24 of 24 Old 06-30-2014, 01:47 PM
Administrator
 
cynthia mosher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: The Motherland
Posts: 38,821
Mentioned: 45 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 146 Post(s)
Hopefully @verticalscope will be able to help us figure out what the issue is. As soon as we have a solution we'll let you know. In the meantime you can use the Google search option. When you hover your mouse over the little down arrow at the left side of the search box you'll have a Google option and a VB search option. Try the Google option as it is set to search Mothering.com using the search terms you place.
adinal likes this.

cynthia mosher is offline  
Reply


User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 15,225

119 members and 15,106 guests
1babysmom , A Boy's Mama , agilesheltie , americanjuly , apmomsocal , bananabee , BarefootBrooke , BigMama101 , blissful_maia , bluefaery , bren94 , brusselsmama , bubbagirl , catladymeow , Cheeky-One , chickabiddy , chiefmir , chuord , daniellebluetoo , DarcySD , Dear_Rosemary , Deborah , defams , easydoesit , Emanresu , emmy526 , EMRguy , farmermomma , flowermom1 , frugalmama , funfunkyfantastic , Gaoxing , gooseberry , GraceFull01 , greenemami , happyhats , head4thehills , healthy momma , heyxxmcfly , hillymum , Incubator , Jessica765 , jojobean , juliebird , junipermuse , JustJenny , kathymuggle , keakiepie , kitchensqueen , kittywitty , Kushali , lalalovely , lana.theis , lightheartedmom , lilmissgiggles , LiLStar , Lilybelle5 , littlebear3 , littleblackdress , LTurtle , mama24-7 , mamabear0314 , mamadee17 , mariamadly , marilyn612 , marziechar , MDoc , Milk8shake , Mirzam , missmason , MissMuffet , mnj77 , moominmamma , MulberryMom , mum4vr , MylittleTiger , NaturallyKait , oaksie68 , organicmommie , Polliwog , poohmommy , primalmom , prosciencemum , quantumleap , Ragana , rainydaywoman , Reyhan , RollerCoasterMama , rubelin , SandiMae , sarafl , sarahl918 , Serafina33 , shantimama , shoeg8rl , siennaflower , sillysapling , SkylerLiz , sofreshsoclean , Soseraphina , starlein26 , SummerStorm22 , Tabitha Paul , thinkingmom , TourmalineMama , TrishWSU , typebug , umma_gamma , zannster , zzzzzzane
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.