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Dec 8, 2013 12:17 PM

search broken again

Missing lots of stuff I know is in there. For example, searching for tosca octopus on the SF Bay Area board:

does not find:

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  1. That's strange because it is the 3rd thread returned when I enter Tosca octopus in the search engine

    Perhaps my capitalizing the t in Tosca kicked the right thread into view for some reason?

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    1. re: Servorg

      Indeed, the issue is that all of a sudden the search is case-sensitive.

    2. I just searched Home Cooking for "black garlic" and noticed that all of the results list "1 reply" but in fact, some have many and others, none.

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      1. re: greygarious

        I am seeing some results with 1 reply, and some with zero replies. If you're still seeing issues here, can you let me know which threads specifically are being listed with the wrong count? I'm not seeing any problems right now.

        1. re: Dave MP

          Today, that same search that I linked to has correct numbers listed. Did the program take an overnight trip to Lourdes?

      2. I'm not able to replicate this. When I do the search that you've linked, I am seeing the thread in question show up in results.

        I'm also not seeing any problems currently with capitalization. Search should not be case-sensitive, and we can investigate why this might have been happening? But hopefully this is not something you are still seeing.

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        1. When I do this search, the default result for "all years" turns up nothing.

          However, when I limit the date range to "past month", I get three hits. Searching for "past 12 months", I get one hit.

          Does not compute.

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          1. re: Melanie Wong

            Someone's sleeping at chow search central...and it's not Moses...

            1. re: Servorg

              Just tried again and this is still a problem today.

              1. re: Melanie Wong

                Thanks for the heads up. I'm seeing this problem, and we'll be investigating.

                1. re: Dave MP

                  That specific search is fixed as of now.

          2. kathryn brought up another example on the Manhattan board, no results when searching for 9/11 memorial.

            Searching via google turns up several threads on the Manhattan board with those terms,

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            1. re: Melanie Wong

              Hi Melanie,

              I think the problem with your search is still due to a punctuation issue that hasn't been resolved. We are hopefully figuring out a solution to that soon.

              In the meantime, when I search for - 9 11 Memorial - I found quite a few responses, including some that had the slash in there.