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  • This New Forum Design - Awful search algorithm

    The search on this new forum is terrible.

    I searched for 'Change SearchResultProductImage' and got a gazillion results ALL nothing to do with the SearchResultProductImage.

    You try it!

    Why is this so?????
    Jonathan Chappell
    Website Designer
    SellerDeck Website Designer
    Actinic to SellerDeck upgrades
    Graphicz Limited - www.graphicz.co.uk

  • #2
    I don't think the forum search likes words that are longer than 20 characters. "SearchResultProductI" (20 ch) seems to be accepted as a valid search criterion, whereas "SearchResultProductIm" (21 ch) returns the message "Your criteria is not restrictive enough and might return too many results." Terrible English too.
    John Ennals
    www.tortoys.co.uk

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    • #3
      Thanks for the reply John, well spotted.

      Shame we cannot search for variables then as they are all quite long.

      Thank you!
      Jonathan Chappell
      Website Designer
      SellerDeck Website Designer
      Actinic to SellerDeck upgrades
      Graphicz Limited - www.graphicz.co.uk

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      • #4
        In such cases you can use Google via e.g:
        searchresultproductimage site:community.sellerdeck.com
        Norman - www.drillpine.biz
        Edinburgh, U K / Bitez, Turkey

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        • #5
          vBulletin allows the search word length to be configured:

          Admin CP -> vBulletin Options -> Message Searching Options -> Search Index Minimum Word Length and Search Index Maximum Word Length
          Norman - www.drillpine.biz
          Edinburgh, U K / Bitez, Turkey

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          • #6
            Thank you Norman, smashing.
            Jonathan Chappell
            Website Designer
            SellerDeck Website Designer
            Actinic to SellerDeck upgrades
            Graphicz Limited - www.graphicz.co.uk

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            • #7
              I am still very disappointed with this new forum, the search is truly awful. For example, Search for 'Sellerdeck Payments Page' it only finds entries with the individual words. You cannot usefully search for phrases. Try searching for Add to cart button. You get loads of results that contain Add, address, Cart Button, and random combinations. Eg:
              ying the Cart Contents AND the address details in one click of a button. It is he
              Is it just me or do I remember the old forum search being much more useful???
              Jonathan Chappell
              Website Designer
              SellerDeck Website Designer
              Actinic to SellerDeck upgrades
              Graphicz Limited - www.graphicz.co.uk

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              • #8
                I agree. I think the old forum search was much more useful and it would be so much better if we went back to it.

                All it did was perform the search on Google in a new tab (I think). Google has the best search engine and we all know how to use it so it would be nice if Sellerdeck would make the change rather than stick with a clunky forum search that has several limitations.
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                • #9
                  Try this guys: https://www.webeg.uk/sitesearch.html

                  Code:
                  <iframe src="https://duckduckgo.com/search.html?width=300&site=https://community.sellerdeck.com&prefill=Search the forum" style="overflow:hidden;margin:0;padding:0;width:358px;height:40px;" frameborder="0"></iframe>
                  Jonathan Chappell
                  Website Designer
                  SellerDeck Website Designer
                  Actinic to SellerDeck upgrades
                  Graphicz Limited - www.graphicz.co.uk

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