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Is the Search function getting everything?

Peter Cuce Aug 25, 2006 11:01 AM

Or was there a problem with your import? I was looking for an old thread on Chaa Chaa Thai in the East Village, NY, but it didn't come up on the CH search. If you do a Google search, you can see that a thread called Chaa Chaa Thai on East 13th St used to exist:
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22cha...

  1. squid kun Aug 28, 2006 02:19 PM

    I know of at least a few old threads that I cannot find on the new site.

    I recall reading that they were continuing to import old material as time permitted. I wonder if that's still going on.

    4 Replies
    1. re: squid kun
      The Chowhound Team Aug 28, 2006 04:24 PM

      We completed all the importation within the first few days of launching the new site. Not 100% of everything came over, since some sections of the old boards were corrupted in various ways. Old posts that are missing may be a search problem, or they may be lost for good.

      1. re: The Chowhound Team
        Peter Cuce Aug 28, 2006 05:54 PM

        Any chance of putting up a read-only copy of the old board for a limited time to retrieve some of that material?

        1. re: Peter Cuce
          The Chowhound Team Aug 28, 2006 06:41 PM

          Is this the thread you're looking for? http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

        2. re: The Chowhound Team
          squid kun Aug 29, 2006 08:00 AM

          Thanks – if old posts were imported but are not turning up via a search, should we able to find them by paging backward to the date of the thread (viewing by date started)?

      2. johnseberg Aug 28, 2006 06:39 AM

        Somebody suggested to me that I do a "Topics Only" search to find the threads I wasn't finding. It worked in my case.

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