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  • ursus arctos
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    It is hot or miss, with the likelihood of the latter appearing to increase as the time since the thread in question decreases

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  • Levin
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    The search seems to stop at about 2013

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  • Capybara
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    I just found a thread from several years back using the search engine and it worked fine.

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  • Sporting
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    On the back of the drinking in football stands thread I was reminded of a thread I started about being teetotal. But the search engine didn't find it.

    Google did:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=bein...hrome&ie=UTF-8

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  • ursus arctos
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    Crikey

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  • Snake Plissken
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    I tried rebuilding the index but it looks to have been a little... quirky. There seems to be an odd thing where I can't just leave the reindex running, it has to be open on the page and my laptop not going onto any other page or into sleep mode for, like, four hours.

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  • ursus arctos
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    I have always understood that to be an indexing issue, with the indexing for threads before the Indonesian intrusion not having been compromised by the hack

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  • Satchmo Distel
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    Is The Search Engine Even More Broken?

    The search engine seems to throw up a lot more 2008-10 threads generally than anything from 2015-2020 in the searches I do recently.

    For example, "Semenya" gives me 22 hits but only one is after 2011.
    Last edited by Satchmo Distel; 31-08-2021, 19:20.
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