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DaFace
04-16-2008, 11:50 AM
Enough people have been complaining about it that I figured this should be put to a poll.

Back story:
The search index for the board got corrupted when we switched over from the old board. As a result, using the search feature causes the entire board to lock up while the search is running - typically for a minute or two each time someone searches for something.

It's fixable, but the last time morphius tried to fix it, it only made things worse. I certainly don't know enough about it as he does, so that pretty much means we've got to wait on Kyle to get around to looking at it. Chances are, when the reindex is finally started, the board will be down for a day or two.

So...

In the meantime, would you rather have access to the search feature and live with intermittent periods when the board doesn't respond for a minute or two, or would you rather leave the search feature turned off and have a board that consistently responds quickly?

Bowser
04-16-2008, 11:53 AM
No, sink the search until the reindex is implemented. All these tards searching for poop threads can hang on until then.

Woodrow Call
04-16-2008, 12:12 PM
Give me the fast response I rarely use the search function anyway.

StcChief
04-16-2008, 12:13 PM
MySQL what a prize free POS database.

Logical
04-16-2008, 12:15 PM
Sucks that this is our choice, but if it is then I vote don't bog down the server.:(

xbarretx
04-16-2008, 12:16 PM
Sucks that this is our choice, but if it is then I vote don't bog down the server.:(

b/c that would be "ill-logical" LMAO j/k :(

Sure-Oz
04-16-2008, 12:19 PM
Someone put up the google suggestion on how to search through there

DaFace
04-16-2008, 12:22 PM
Someone put up the google suggestion on how to search through there

Google: "site:chiefsplanet.com (search terms go here)"

Calcountry
04-16-2008, 12:22 PM
Only sick lurking fugtards like Eric Draven use the search function anyway.

DaFace
04-16-2008, 12:25 PM
OK, this seems pretty decisive. Just wanted to make sure since it seems to come up about twice a day.

Skip Towne
04-16-2008, 12:25 PM
Only sick lurking fugtards like Eric Draven use the search function anyway.

That Eric Draven is the worst.

Dartgod
04-16-2008, 12:38 PM
That Eric Draven is the worst.
I hate The Draven...

BucEyedPea
04-16-2008, 01:15 PM
I had no idea that was slowing things down. But it's on other BB's with no slow down. I don't understand why here. I do know the board has timed out on me routinely if I write a post longer than 3 sentences or take too much time writing it. My log in is out every time I came back on too. So those are a drag too. I'd rather ditch the arcade. But that's just me. If it's temporarily disabled I can hang on. It's not like I use it every day. Just tell patteeu to stop asking me for old posts.

stlchiefs
04-16-2008, 01:25 PM
Google: "site:chiefsplanet.com (search terms go here)"

This info needs to be in a stickied thread titled: "How to Search", "Search Function", "Searching for Dummies", etc. for those who keep asking about the search function.

I know the info is in a few threads that have disappeared off the front page and ironic as it is you can't search to find them.

morphius
04-16-2008, 01:28 PM
This info needs to be in a stickied thread titled: "How to Search", "Search Function", "Searching for Dummies", etc. for those who keep asking about the search function.

I know the info is in a few threads that have disappeared off the front page and ironic as it is you can't search to find them.
I just added the google search feature to the top navigation bar next to the wallpaper link.

stlchiefs
04-16-2008, 01:34 PM
I just added the google search feature to the top navigation bar next to the wallpaper link.

Nice work. Even better. :bravo:

Though we do miss out on the opportunity to use my clever "Searching for Dummies" title.

morphius
04-16-2008, 01:36 PM
Nice work. Even better. :bravo:

Though we do miss out on the opportunity to use my clever "Searching for Dummies" title.
Oh, I have faith that it will be too complicated for some to figure out, lol!

penguinz
04-16-2008, 02:29 PM
Why don;t you jut put in the google site search. It won't pick up just added stuff but it is better than nothing.

KCFalcon59
04-16-2008, 02:38 PM
OK, this seems pretty decisive. Just wanted to make sure since it seems to come up about twice a day.

The planet has a fixation on poop. 2640!!!

Mr. Plow
04-16-2008, 02:53 PM
Everyone always reposts anyway....take it away.

AustinChief
04-16-2008, 04:38 PM
I can reindex anytime now... but it WILL take the server down for a few hours (like 12-14) I may do it tonight. I'll try to warn you before I do...

DaFace
04-16-2008, 04:46 PM
I can reindex anytime now... but it WILL take the server down for a few hours (like 12-14) I may do it tonight. I'll try to warn you before I do...

Will the web server stay up during this time? If so, would it be possible to put a link to the "downtime planet" I put up a while back so that people can find their way if need be?

http://s10.invisionfree.com/Downtime_CP/

Ultra Peanut
04-16-2008, 04:48 PM
I can reindex anytime now... but it WILL take the server down for a few hours (like 12-14) I may do it tonight. I'll try to warn you before I do...DO IT DO IT DO IT

**** THE POLICE

DO IT DO IT DO IT

yeti
04-16-2008, 09:38 PM
as long as the repost police lay off

Rain Man
04-16-2008, 09:54 PM
I don't understand. Does the Planet slow down for everybody if anybody initiates a search? Or does it just slow down for that person?

DaFace
04-16-2008, 09:55 PM
I don't understand. Does the Planet slow down for everybody if anybody initiates a search? Or does it just slow down for that person?

Everyone.

Rain Man
04-16-2008, 10:00 PM
Everyone.

That's a bad, bad thing.

I'm working on your project, by the way, just so you don't think I'm screwing around.

Der Flöprer
04-16-2008, 10:02 PM
It's probably been stated already in this thread, but google is a fine search function.

DaFace
04-16-2008, 10:04 PM
That's a bad, bad thing.

I'm working on your project, by the way, just so you don't think I'm screwing around.

Heh...I think you're allowed to be screwing around at 9 at night. I'm screwing around with a new ChiefsPlanet feature, myself.

Rain Man
04-16-2008, 10:18 PM
Heh...I think you're allowed to be screwing around at 9 at night. I'm screwing around with a new ChiefsPlanet feature, myself.

Get to work.

Baconeater
04-16-2008, 10:22 PM
The planet has a fixation on poop. 2640!!!

Yes, it does.