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Engaged ,
Mar 18, 2011 Mar 18, 2011

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When I try to search in the InDesign Scripting forums the search returns 0 results. Same for the other InDesign Forums.

Here is an example:

http://forums.adobe.com/search.jspa?q=javascript&resultTypes=MESSAGE&dateRange=all&communityID=3331

When I search in all forums lots of results for the same term shows up from the InDesign forums.

What is wrong?

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Engaged , Sep 19, 2011 Sep 19, 2011

Happy days are here again.
The subforum search is working!

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Advocate ,
Mar 18, 2011 Mar 18, 2011

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It is probably broken: http://forums.adobe.com/message/3551379#3551379

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LEGEND ,
Mar 18, 2011 Mar 18, 2011

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Jochem van Dieten wrote:

It is probably broken: http://forums.adobe.com/message/3551379#3551379

How come 6,000 spam messages broke almost everything?  Are you guys telling us the truth or is there some serious security breached by the alleged spammer?

This is very serious indeed.

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Enthusiast ,
Mar 18, 2011 Mar 18, 2011

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DWILCOX01 wrote:

How come 6,000 spam messages broke almost everything?  Are you guys telling us the truth or is there some serious security breached by the alleged spammer?

This is very serious indeed.

Don't worry about it too much... the Forum side is completely separate from the business/commercial side... apparently

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 18, 2011 Mar 18, 2011

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Engaged ,
Mar 24, 2011 Mar 24, 2011

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The search is still broken. Is anyone working on it? Will it be fixed?

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Advocate ,
Mar 24, 2011 Mar 24, 2011

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It is being worked on. I have my doubts on whether it will really be  fixed or if we will just switch one set of bugs for the next one, but  don't expect any changes this week.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 24, 2011 Mar 24, 2011

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On 3-24 at about 9AM US West Coast time I did a search... and got results!

That does not, of course, mean the search will STAY operational

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 24, 2011 Mar 24, 2011

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The search issue isn't lack of results, but the presentation of them. Search in the box at the top of the forums (not in the Adobe banner) is giving results. But "search this forum only" boxes are not always working.

The search index is being run again right now. It takes about 60 hours to reindex.

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New Here ,
Mar 24, 2011 Mar 24, 2011

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Thanks everyone!  I'll try the top search box and the Google suggestion.

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LEGEND ,
Mar 30, 2011 Mar 30, 2011

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Looks like the reindex is complete and the search is back. Yay! (A bit longer than 60 hours...)

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Participant ,
Mar 30, 2011 Mar 30, 2011

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Unfurtunately, for me, the search still doesn't work

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Engaged ,
Apr 13, 2011 Apr 13, 2011

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It doesn't work in the Indesign Scripting forum. Everything I try returns "0 results".

http://forums.adobe.com/search.jspa?q=search&resultTypes=MESSAGE&dateRange=last90days&communityID=3331&username=

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LEGEND ,
Apr 13, 2011 Apr 13, 2011

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Will it come down to a point where people stop asking after features that once worked, but now do not?  Even though the empty skeletons of their former functions remain on the screen?

The page might get kind of barren and lonely if all of the stuff that doesn't actually do what it's supposed to do properly were removed.

-Noel

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LEGEND ,
Apr 13, 2011 Apr 13, 2011

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It occurs to me we could turn this into a joke thread...

...If only the photo upload button were working...

...Ah, now it's working again.

WorkingForumSoftware.jpg

Fair enough, so I tried different keywords, like it said...

PeopleWhoFindJiveFunToUse.jpg

Hm, seems quite accurate so far...  You just have to search for the right things! 

-Noel

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Explorer ,
Apr 13, 2011 Apr 13, 2011

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Try More Options and set the When option to All.

That worked for me.

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LEGEND ,
Apr 13, 2011 Apr 13, 2011

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Thanks for that tip.

Unfortunately, unless you happen to be searching for something that's fairly unique, the inability to limit the search by date still hobbles the usefulness an awful lot.  Probably also kicks hell out of the server too, as it's searching a no doubt massive database dating all the way back.

Still can't find any users who enjoy using Jive software though. 

UsersWhoEnjoyUsingJiveSoftware.jpg

-Noel

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 14, 2011 Apr 14, 2011

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Still broken for the Illustrator forum.

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New Here ,
Apr 20, 2011 Apr 20, 2011

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I'm trying to do a search in the Reader forum. I kept getting results = 0. so I tried doing the Advanced search, setting the time to ALL, and choosing Adobe Reader for the forum. I searched for a word that I KNOW has to be there, like "help." It finds results in several OTHER forums, but nothing in Reader.

This seems pretty broken to me. I don't know whether to or .

What I searched for:

search parms.png

What I got:

search results.png

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LEGEND ,
Apr 20, 2011 Apr 20, 2011

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Yes, it is still broken, as of about 10:00AM PDT, April, 20.

Maybe fixed soon?

Hunt

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Engaged ,
May 09, 2011 May 09, 2011

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bump.

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Adobe Employee ,
May 09, 2011 May 09, 2011

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Yes, it is broken if you restrict your search (this forum only, or to a date range). Full site search using the Search Forums field in the bar across the top of forum pages should work.

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Engaged ,
May 09, 2011 May 09, 2011

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Here's a suggestion on how to search forums using google search. You can get sub-fora, but not search by date.

http://forums.adobe.com/thread/837931?tstart=30

But it would be better if it was possible to fix the search. It's been several months. This is quite basic forum functionality.

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LEGEND ,
May 09, 2011 May 09, 2011

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Haakenlid wrote:

bump.

Perhaps this problem needs more of a...

WreckingBall.jpg

BUMP! 

Just joshin'.  I do appreciate the work that's gone into keeping the forum working as well as it does.

-Noel

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Explorer ,
May 11, 2011 May 11, 2011

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Yes, it is still broken as of 2011.

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