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Cool Testing out the new search engine... info here

It's long been the complaint of many people here that the search engine isn't very good.

There really hasn't been much I could do about that, until now!

So introducing to you guys - the new beta search, based on technology used by Google

It's not set as the default for now, as I just want you guys to test it out - but if it gets positive feedback, then we will swap it over.

So for now - head over to http://www.fiatforum.com/threadloom.php

And enter your queries - once done, you can filter the results from either using the bar on the left (if on desktop) - or by clicking the forum names in the results themselves.

We'll try this for a week or so - before making a decision!
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Re: Testing out the new search engine... info here

Tried a couple of searches and results came up pretty quickly. So looks good to me.
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Re: Testing out the new search engine... info here

Did a quick try, no dramas and easy to use.
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Re: Testing out the new search engine... info here

It's clearly much better!

The old one was very clunky and took patience to find anything you knew was there. This is finding things much more easily.
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Ok Ben this quality I like the responce time
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Just found a glitch or is it user error ! Open search ,enter subject ,search result , go to text and then try to open ! Stalls at this point , blank page!! With heading no progression .
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Fantastic, will use forum instead of Google now
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Just found a glitch or is it user error ! Open search ,enter subject ,search result , go to text and then try to open ! Stalls at this point , blank page!! With heading no progression .
You mean you can't open any results?
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Re: Testing out the new search engine... info here

Hi

Not related to this thread but I have tried to raise a security issue elsewhere on this forum without any response so perhaps you can help, Ben, or pass it on to someone who can?

Unless there is a problem with my computer, the main login to the Fiat Forum home page, where you enter user name and password, appears to be compromised, as signified by a grey padlock symbol with a diagonal red line through it - indicating the connection is not secure - and has been in this state for weeks .

Please can you investigate and let me know the outcome.

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106 pages of results for boobs but not many boobs in them, so i think it broke
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Re: Testing out the new search engine... info here

Hi Ben

Seems to work fine at 'my end'.

A lot better than the current 'engine'....

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Re: Testing out the new search engine... info here

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Hi

Not related to this thread but I have tried to raise a security issue elsewhere on this forum without any response so perhaps you can help, Ben, or pass it on to someone who can?

Unless there is a problem with my computer, the main login to the Fiat Forum home page, where you enter user name and password, appears to be compromised, as signified by a grey padlock symbol with a diagonal red line through it - indicating the connection is not secure - and has been in this state for weeks .

Please can you investigate and let me know the outcome.

Cheers,
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Yes, the forum doesn't use ssl (https) and the newer versions of chrome report this.

Due to the way different elements are loaded, it's not justa case of enabling it and will require a lot more work.

(Mainly to do with the cdn sub domains)

That's it though, it's not a concern.
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I'm seeing a few db errors, I think it might be related. I'm on a bus to kanchanaburi right now, will check when I get to the other end 😊
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I'm seeing a few db errors, I think it might be related. I'm on a bus to kanchanaburi right now, will check when I get to the other end

Tried again still no joy on iPhone
Does inatial seach fast then on selection of the desired thread
I get blank page with selected heading no further progress !
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