What happened to search function?


Old 10-22-03, 05:47 AM
Antony W. Serio
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I'm not sure where to ask this, so I am asking here. The DoItYourself forums used to have a very good search function which allowed you to direct the search at a specific forum. The search results were returned in post format. Now the only search function available searched all of the forums, and the only way to sort them is by date posted. What happened? The old way of searching the forums was considerably better than what is available now.
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Old 10-22-03, 06:24 AM
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Here is a link to the old search engine:


Hope this helps.
Old 11-02-03, 08:38 PM
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There is a big "Search Our Forums" box at the top of each page.
Old 11-02-03, 10:27 PM
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Twelve, that's exactly what he's talking about - that search plain sucks. It doesn't even compare to the <a href="http://forum.doityourself.com/search.php?s=">Old Search</a>.

Antony, to answer your question, we're not sure why it was changed? Possibly server load? Not sure.

If you really like the old search, just make a bookmark of it.
Old 12-09-03, 09:04 AM
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Arrghh.. I just did try to do a search, and I hated it!!

Glad to see this was posted to show us the old search!

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