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Is the search broken on BHW?!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Cindy, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. Cindy

    Cindy Power Member

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    Seems like the search is really crappy lately, was something changed or am I missing something? I'll search for exact thread titles that I know exist and won't find them, and I've tried with quotes too, and get the same results!

    Oh and as an example a search for "rss" in all forums returns nothing?!

    Thank you!
     
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  2. Moto801

    Moto801 Senior Member

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    Probably what is happening is that the threads you are looking for are either deleted or have been moved to jr. vip.

    Also, I have much better luck when searching for a specific thread using google instead of BHW's search.

    Example in google: blackhatworld, "THREAD TITLE"
     
  3. hellbust

    hellbust Registered Member

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    site: keywords/Thread blackhatworld.com - gives the best results
     
  4. GreyWolf

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    There really isn't as many good threads deleted or moved to JrVIP as people seem to think. LOL

    But yeah sometimes the search seems not to pick up on some common terms. That's why I always recommend people do as you say and use google as well. If you do remember the thread though you can always just add some more terms, that's what I do when I'm looking for something in particular. It might take a couple two or three tries, but I can usually find it.
     
  5. kenarock

    kenarock Newbie

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    if you want use search, make sure you not at home page
     
  6. bobbylove321

    bobbylove321 BANNED BANNED

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    kenarock is right,

    There's some sort of a glitch, and you can't search from the home page.

    You have to manually click on any thread, then when it loads up the thread, you use the search function.
     
  7. GreyWolf

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    Yeah the quick search doesn't work, but I always just go to the advanced search anyway. Has a little more functionality.

    But Cindy isn't having a problem using search. I believe she's actually talking about the results she gets when doing a search for particular terms.
     
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  8. Moto801

    Moto801 Senior Member

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    Also another good way to find old threads is if you can remember the members username who started the thread or just even any member who posted in that thread.

    Then look up that member and find all the posts made by them. This is a good way to find threads as well.
     
  9. Cindy

    Cindy Power Member

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    Thank you for your replies. The problem is that the advanced search shows nothing for "rss" AND I have used the google search but it seems to not get results from the download section.
     
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    use site:blackhatworld.com "search term" on google.
     
  11. Cindy

    Cindy Power Member

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    Look at the post directly above yours :261: