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Offline namrog84

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« Posted 2011-07-29 14:45:16 »

So here is my story
I am having a lot of issues with collision detection in my game.
I come to JGO and I'm on the home main root and search for Collision Detection or Collision
I get 4 pages, all stuff from 2002 to 2004 ONLY, nothing never.

I was about to post a topic in game mechanics asking if there was some secret collision formulas that everyone is using and no one talks about anymore. When I realized there were several posts containing the word "Collision" in 2011 recently.  Despite them not helping solve my problem

Is the search function supposed to do this? Its not properly crawling some subforums or not updating its cache?  This should be fixed!


edit:
I even went to advanced search
and chose ALL the boards, including game mechanics AND setting it to "most recent first"
The most recent one it finds is from 2003
So I thought maybe there are too many results
Using advanced, I deselect ALL but game mechanics

It improves, but its still OLD. Its now 04, 06, and 07 stuff

Still nothing of 2010 and 2011?

edit2
I actually am now in the game mechanics subforum and use top right search
arghh! still doesn't show posts that I can clearly see exist
and its not some hidden text or anything because Ive tried copying/pasting directly from a post.



tl;dr;
search engine is broken


we need better search because I don't want to ask for help on a problem that may have been answered 5 times before!



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Offline ra4king

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2011-07-29 17:03:04 »

Ouch, Riven should be ashamed of himself Tongue

Offline Cero
« Reply #2 - Posted 2011-07-29 17:31:35 »

search for "lol" most recent first.

1 result, from 2005 in "apology"

broken big time.

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Offline Eli Delventhal

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2011-07-29 17:32:37 »

I've never had good experiences with SMF search functions.

See my work:
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Offline lhkbob

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2011-07-29 17:56:53 »

If I do a search for just 'collision' in the simple search bar, the only page I find is this thread.  Then if I go to the advanced search and search for 'collision' with all topics selected, I get about 4 pages of results that seem reasonably valid.  Then when I do a simple search for 'collision' in the same session as this advanced search, I get the correct 4 pages.

But then after quitting my browser and coming back to javagaming, the behavior reverts and doing a simple search will only return this page.

Very strange.

Offline dapy
« Reply #5 - Posted 2011-07-29 19:08:52 »

So I thought maybe there are too many results

I think you're correct about your search returning too many results.
In the Advanced Search options, try changing the 'Message Age' parameter from 0-9999 to 0-999 (i.e. approx last 3 years). This worked okay when I tried it.
Offline Riven
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« Reply #6 - Posted 2011-07-30 21:13:21 »

Going to fix this later, somehow.

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Offline ra4king

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« Reply #7 - Posted 2011-07-30 21:29:12 »

Going to fix this later, somehow.
I say redirecting the search function to 127.0.0.1

Offline Mads

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« Reply #8 - Posted 2011-07-30 22:03:23 »

I've had good experiences changing the "match all words", to "match any words". I got a lot more results. Whatever that flag even does! Cheesy

Offline Riven
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« Reply #9 - Posted 2011-08-02 10:33:43 »

Solved.

Those SMF developers are morons, I tell you, morons.

For those who are interested, if you limit the search results, to say 120 hits, it picks the 120 least relevant hits.

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Offline Eli Delventhal

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« Reply #10 - Posted 2011-08-02 17:10:54 »

Solved.

Those SMF developers are morons, I tell you, morons.

For those who are interested, if you limit the search results, to say 120 hits, it picks the 120 least relevant hits.
Hahaha well that makes sense. Seriously, I've never seen an SMF forum that seems like it has a working search feature. Maybe you can submit that patch to the official project for the good of humanity?

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Offline ra4king

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« Reply #11 - Posted 2011-08-02 21:20:29 »

Solved.

Those SMF developers are morons, I tell you, morons.

For those who are interested, if you limit the search results, to say 120 hits, it picks the 120 least relevant hits.
Hahaha well that makes sense. Seriously, I've never seen an SMF forum that seems like it has a working search feature. Maybe you can submit that patch to the official project for the good of humanity?
Ahhhhh the power of open source software......wait is SMF open source?

Offline Riven
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« Reply #12 - Posted 2011-10-24 15:17:33 »

Today I looked into the code, what caused the problem of the difference in search results of quick-search (in the page header) and advanced-search (in the follow-up page).

Well, quick-search only searches in the currently open board or even the currently open topic, which explains the lack of search results. Cranky

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Offline ra4king

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« Reply #13 - Posted 2011-10-24 20:41:46 »

Yeah I already knew that Tongue

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