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Search Function

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by JC, May 7, 2019.

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  1. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    I used it a LOT as a newbie in 2011 to catch up on the inside jokes and lingo.

    That’s how I found the cucumber-scented candle discussion. One of my all-time favorites.
  2. typefitter

    typefitter Well-Known Member

    I just searched for "the meaning of life," and it told me that the search could not be completed, which checks out in every possible sense.
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  3. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    The answer is 42.
  4. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Which is the ASCII value of an asterisk, and * is a wildcard in Unix and DOS, so it translates to anything and everything.
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  5. John B. Foster

    John B. Foster Well-Known Member

    Starting to think Jeff doesn’t care about this message board anymore.
  6. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Who own the SJ.com?

    OWNS .... OWNS ...
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  7. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

  8. Pony_Express

    Pony_Express Member

    Search function still not working. It was for years. Is this ever going to get fixed or no more searches on SJ?
  9. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    My guess, for some time, is that the Search function was purposely taken down. Moderators have not responded to continued questions about the issue.

    But, this being a journalism board, transparency is important. Questions deserve answers. ... But not here anymore?
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  10. Just the facts ma am

    Just the facts ma am Well-Known Member

    In the meantime you can try in google:

    site:sportsjournalists.com searchterm
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  11. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    Why would that be done, particularly on purpose? Disabling the search function is one sure way to kill interest in a site. Because even if people ever used it to, say, look up something from the past to reference for use in dinging other members -- and, relatively speaking, I can't imagine that really happened all THAT much -- how much more are search functions used to look at and call up all the good, informative, interesting and wonderful things about it?

    Stimulation is key on social media, and a good search function generates that. Otherwise, there is nothing to look at except the most recent posts, because it is nearly impossibly time-consuming to find other stuff you might be looking for, and so, eventually, you won't bother. Looking, or with the site.

    I really miss the search function and I know its current unavailability already has curtailed my interest in and use of this site quite a bit, even in the short time it has been down. The moderators would be best served by getting it up and running again.
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  12. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    I was doing an odd bit of research, googled “fibbertijibbet” and a 2008 post from this site was among the top results.
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