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davis_sq_pro Aug 6, 2012 08:59 AM

I was just searching for information on a new Boston restaurant, The Bearded Pig.

So I searched for it:

http://www.chow.com/search?query=bearded+pig&board_name=Greater+Boston+Area&search_board_id=12&type=Topic&from_date=1+year+ago&board_parent=&search_board_id_btn=12&from_date_select=1+year+ago&user_name=&post_title=&search_board_id_btn_pop=12&sort_mode=newest&recipe_source=

... and, nothing except a mention of its having opened recently.

Later, I stumbled across a thread about the restaurant, started five days ago:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/861333

I'm guessing that the problem is that the search isn't indexing the title, only the body text. Possible to fix that?

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  1. Dave MP Aug 6, 2012 12:33 PM

    Thanks for pointing this out - we're aware of the problem and are working to fix it asap.

    No content (whether thread title or body text) that was created after July 29th, 2012 is currently showing up in search results. We'll hopefully have this fixed very soon.

    1. Melanie Wong Aug 25, 2012 12:01 AM

      Search engine (using box on SF Bay Area board) does not find this post when I search for "chaat house" or using dahi as the search term.
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7989...

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      1. re: Melanie Wong
        Engineering Aug 27, 2012 10:11 AM

        That appears to be due to the date filter- searching "dahi" for all years turned out that thread a little more than half way down the page:
        http://www.chow.com/search?query=dahi...

        1. re: Engineering
          Melanie Wong Aug 28, 2012 04:27 PM

          The one-year default date filter shouldn't make a difference as that thread has been updated within the date range.

          However, I've now tried it again with full site and the thread pops up now both in default 12 months and all years. Whatever was suppressing it before has disappeared.

          1. re: Melanie Wong
            Engineering Aug 29, 2012 09:32 AM

            That being the case, what I saw was probably due to the same reindexing lag time we're seeing with the site footer; the newest post in that thread had not been indexed yet when you originally searched for it. We are actively pursuing a solution to these delays and hope to have them resolved in the near future.

            1. re: Engineering
              Melanie Wong Aug 29, 2012 10:11 AM

              IIRC, the newest post was in May 2012. That long of a delay?

              1. re: Melanie Wong
                Engineering Aug 29, 2012 11:38 AM

                Ah, sorry, I had assumed that the thread had been recently updated. That's probably not related to the delay; please let us know if this or a similar oddity resurfaces.

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