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S3Indiana
February 17th, 2008, 01:32 PM
Is there a reason behind having sections of the forums unavailable for search (some sub-forums do no come up in search results and are not listed in the Advanced Search (http://ubuntuforums.org/search.php) > Search in Forum(s) - like Recurring Discussions (http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=302))??? Would think all topics available to the general public would be included in search results...

LaRoza
February 17th, 2008, 01:45 PM
Is there a reason behind having sections of the forums unavailable for search (some sub-forums do no come up in search results and are not listed in the Advanced Search (http://ubuntuforums.org/search.php) > Search in Forum(s) - like Recurring Discussions (http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=302))??? Would think all topics available to the general public would be included in search results...

As far as I know, only the Backyard doesn't show up, and the Jail, possibly.

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Recurring Discussions doesn't show up in search.
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S3Indiana
February 17th, 2008, 04:24 PM
As far as I know, only the Backyard doesn't show up, and the Jail, possibly.

I was able to search the recurring discussions. It should be under Community Cafe.Reviewing Advanced Search (http://ubuntuforums.org/search.php) > Search in Forum(s) Recurring Discussions (http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=302) is not listed (unless it's terribly out of order)...

Forum Community Discussions

Community Cafe
Community Cafe Games
Community Market
Forum Feedback & Help

Request a LoCo forum
Request a 3rd party forum
Resolution Center

LaRoza
February 17th, 2008, 04:26 PM
Reviewing Advanced Search (http://ubuntuforums.org/search.php) > Search in Forum(s) Recurring Discussions (http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=302) is not listed (unless it's terribly out of order)...

Sorry, it doesn't show up. I just checked, standard accounts don't have it listed.

(It must be a mod thing)

S3Indiana
February 17th, 2008, 04:31 PM
Sorry, it doesn't show up. I just checked, standard accounts don't have it listed.

(It must be a mod thing)Thank You. Now back to the question as to the reason why it's unavailable :)...

S3Indiana
February 17th, 2008, 04:34 PM
vBulletin software does provide solutions to such issues (registered member group permissions providing access while restricting to guests)...

LaRoza
February 17th, 2008, 04:34 PM
Thank You. Now back to the question as to the reason why it's unavailable :)...

I don't know the actual story, but I would think they don't want Recurring Discussions from being participated in.

I know that it was considered having the Recurring Discussions locked, so nobody could post in it at all.

It is like a detention centre in my mind.

S3Indiana
February 17th, 2008, 04:37 PM
I don't know the actual story, but I would think they don't want Recurring Discussions from being participated in.

I know that it was considered having the Recurring Discussions locked, so nobody could post in it at all.

It is like a detention centre in my mind.Understand the logic of locking threads and not allowing new topics, but if the goal's to prevent Recurring Discussions, allowing search would better attain that desired goal...

LaRoza
February 17th, 2008, 04:39 PM
Understand the logic of locking threads and not allowing new topics, but if the goal's to prevent Recurring Discussions, allowing search would better attain that desired goal...

Probably, I thought so too when I found out it was not searched.

However, people search forums for finding answers most of the time, and keeping the trash out of the results helps improve searching.

Imagine having trouble with GNOME panels but your search results are loaded with "GNOME stinks" and "KDE v GNOME" discussions.

S3Indiana
February 17th, 2008, 04:44 PM
Probably, I thought so too when I found out it was not searched.

However, people search forums for finding answers most of the time, and keeping the trash out of the results helps improve searching.

Imagine having trouble with GNOME panels but your search results are loaded with "GNOME stinks" and "KDE v GNOME" discussions.Again agree that Guests (and those new to the forums) should be shielded, but as recommended (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=4348357#post4348357), vBulletin provides tools to provide such access (reference material for those more experienced using search in forum software)...

LaRoza
February 17th, 2008, 04:48 PM
Again agree that Guests (and those new to the forums) should be shielded, but as recommended (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=4348357#post4348357), vBulletin provides tools to provide such access (reference material for those more experienced using search in forum software)...

I think members shouldn't be the ones that get garbage results.

What are you looking for in Recurring Discussions?

It shows up in Google (http://www.google.com/search?client=opera&rls=en&q=site:ubuntuforums.org+KDE+vs+GNOME&sourceid=opera&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8)

I use Google for searching most of the time anyway.

matthew
February 17th, 2008, 04:55 PM
I've just looked. Posts made in Recurring Discussions are indexed for search and should show up in forums searches.

Glitch in the Matrix?? :confused:

Try again.

LaRoza
February 17th, 2008, 05:02 PM
I've just looked. Posts made in Recurring Discussions are indexed for search and should show up in forums searches.

Glitch in the Matrix?? :confused:

Try again.

It shows up now, but it didn't when I lasted checked...

Odd.

Must be Gnomes.

matthew
February 17th, 2008, 05:04 PM
Maybe when I checked the admin pages for that forum it reset something.

Glad it's working now.

S3Indiana
February 17th, 2008, 11:53 PM
I've just looked. Posts made in Recurring Discussions are indexed for search and should show up in forums searches.

Glitch in the Matrix?? :confused:

Try again.Yes it's working now. Thank You...