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#21 Daggett

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 01:21 PM

It never worked correctly (no sorting or filtering, the top results often were heavily outdated).

It's really embarrassing that PGI is unable or unwilling to implement a super-simple feature which a 17-year old trainee could do within a few hours.
A few lines of HTML-code here, some SQL-statements there and it's done.

Edited by Daggett, 28 October 2017 - 01:26 PM.


#22 Tarogato

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 07:43 AM

Just use google, it's better than the bbforums search feature anyways.

For instance, if you want to search for "ultimate mech discussion", then you put it into google like this:

ultimate mech discussion site:mwomercs.com

Works like a charm.

#23 Daggett

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 12:19 PM

Sure that works for those few who do know that. The least that PGI could do is to simply link to this google custom search instead of providing nothing. Posted Image

Edited by Daggett, 29 October 2017 - 12:20 PM.


#24 Sunstruck

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 04:01 PM

Yes forum search broken, you can't find anything, mech or Team Speak in searches.

#25 NARC BAIT

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 06:32 PM

wait, wait, did it ever work ?

if you want to search the forums, google example .... use
search term site:mwomercs.com


#26 SuperFunkTron

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 07:35 AM

Are there any updates for when they plan on addressing the broken forum search?

#27 MortallyTransparentCupcake

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 12:23 AM

It has not been functioning for over 4 months, if not more. This has nothing to do with your own computers, etc.

#28 SuperFunkTron

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 10:28 AM

Yeah, I'm aware it's not working in general. That's why I'm asking if there are any updates.

#29 MortallyTransparentCupcake

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 10:34 AM

View PostSuperFunkTron, on 25 November 2017 - 10:28 AM, said:

Yeah, I'm aware it's not working in general. That's why I'm asking if there are any updates.

My post was not directed directly at you, but on the thread in general.
Also, PGI? Hello?

#30 Spectralfx

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 04:09 PM

Forum search still not working.

fix it PGI.

#31 Skytja

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 12:52 PM

Search not functioning. Running firefox. To duplicate:

https://mwomercs.com...forums&q=Cicada

No results

#32 D V Devnull

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 08:56 AM

To Everyone:

It also has not functioned for quite some time here. Anyone needing to search the MechWarrior Online Website in general is advised to use Google in the following manner...

--->>> https://www.google.com/search?q=<search terms here> site:mwomercs.com

...to get the results they want/need. I would recommend making a bookmark of the above URL, and then replacing "<search terms here>" with "%s" and adding a keyword on the bookmark to trigger a rapid search with it. :(


On other notes... Why the heck did PGI remove the Built-In Search Tool from IPB's Own Forum Software in the first bloody place? :blink:

~D. V. "Forever asking about the metaphorical 'White Elephant' in the room..." Devnull




[Edit by Post Author for a Missed Thought...]

Edited by D V Devnull, 20 December 2017 - 09:05 AM.


#33 darkknight9

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 07:31 AM

Just discovered this issue myself. No es bueno.

#34 Mighty Spike

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 05:26 AM

That #%&$§# search function is broken since YEARS..they showed from beginning not much love for their own homepage. They are lucky to have this Com, that makes for them the Basics, like guides&Rutorials..
That search function is broken since YEARS. The Community page update was the first homepage 2update maintenance" ever? This is soooo poor from pgi.

#35 His Mistress Voice

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 10:47 AM

Even if you tweet russell about it (he‘s twitter horny like Trump, they don‘t respond or do anything about the forum.
Maybe it‘s their trademark, „Have big online community, ignore it“

#36 Arle Vox

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 02:36 PM

I can search for 'mech' in the forum search box and it comes up blank. Yea, its broken

#37 BigScwerl

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 01:27 PM

It has not worked for me in probably a year

#38 Ensaine

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 04:50 AM

Pretty sad state of affairs.... when your own website doesn't work properly.

#39 The Excavator

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 12:35 AM

PGI can't fix problems on a standard forum, how do we expect them to ever fix in-game problems :D

#40 D V Devnull

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 05:01 AM

View PostThe Excavator, on 13 April 2018 - 12:35 AM, said:

PGI can't fix problems on a standard forum, how do we expect them to ever fix in-game problems Posted Image

I hope that doesn't become a "running joke". It would be rather bad if it did. :mellow:

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