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KingsKetz Jan 30, 2007 12:05 PM

Am I imagining it, or can I no longer search on specific boards? I remember a few short weeks ago I did a search on the Florida board and when I tried to do that again I just got a list of all these other references. That isn't what I want. I want to investigate restaurants that other people experienced and recommended. I'm not interested in recipes, blogs, stories or anything else. Tell me how I do this now. Please.

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: KingsKetz Jan 30, 2007 12:40 PM

    Use the "Filter by Board Name" link in the search results.

    Sometimes it doesn't appear. If that happens, just start a new search.

    1. pinstripeprincess RE: KingsKetz Jan 30, 2007 01:07 PM

      there are a lot of problems with this function. when i get ZERO results for looking up "coffee" there has got to be something ridiculously wrong.

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      1. re: pinstripeprincess
        Jacquilynne RE: pinstripeprincess Jan 30, 2007 01:11 PM

        Are you still seeing that problem? Search was broken for a short time this afternoon, but it should be working again now.

        - Jacquilynne, Community Manager for Chowhound

        1. re: Jacquilynne
          pinstripeprincess RE: Jacquilynne Jan 30, 2007 01:38 PM

          it's fine now, that problem seems to kick in every so often then.

          and to Val, i just do a ctl+F and use the browser search function at that point. hope that helps.

          1. re: pinstripeprincess
            Val RE: pinstripeprincess Jan 30, 2007 02:34 PM

            Thanks so much, princess...will try it!

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        Val RE: KingsKetz Jan 30, 2007 01:11 PM

        The search function isn't as good now as before the conversion...the word you are searching for is no longer highlighted in yellow so you have to read each post that comes up in the results to find what you're looking for, really frustrating and extremely time-consuming.

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        1. re: Val
          wasny RE: Val Jan 30, 2007 03:52 PM

          Agreed; it would be great if the highlighting of searched-for words was restored. Does anyone know if this issue is being addressed?

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          archer RE: KingsKetz Jan 31, 2007 12:14 AM

          Yes. Please restore the highlighting feature; otherwise search is virtually worthless. Also, we need an advanced search so that we can use search for word combinations (e.g. "North Hollywood") and not numerous meaningless results for each word. The very original search feature was slow & difficult; I was pleased when the new chowhound improved it and wonder why all those improvements have been eliminated. Unfortunately, the search has regressed with these recent changes (which have brought no visible improvement to my knowledge); please at the least restore what we had!

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          1. re: archer
            oaklandfoodie RE: archer Jan 31, 2007 10:03 AM

            Totally agreed. I'm finding the search feature very useless now.

          2. Brain of J RE: KingsKetz Feb 2, 2007 02:30 PM

            Please bring back the old search functionality, especially concerning the highlighting of the search terms.

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