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Weird forum search bug

Mon May 10, 2021 1:49 am

When I search for "Robotronix", no suitable matches are found, but I used that word here :evil:

Edit: well, now, there's 1 match, but 2 are expected.
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Re: Weird forum search bug

Mon May 10, 2021 8:14 am

Robotronix [preview] was removed in v17 of GameBase.

Correct name is "Battle Tech [Preview]"

so search result is correct.

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Removed Database Entries [25]
ID 	Name
24992 	64-Education Math Series - M-11 Race to the Moon
24994 	64-Education Math Series - M-12 Invadergraph
24634 	ABC, Het
12046 	Avventura I
25587 	Aztec Course
27788 	Blackjack
27852 	Bowlen
9561 	Bricks
27858 	Cardes
1869 	Cup Final
21532 	Darts Scoreboard
27119 	Helpless
24287 	History & Geography
25903 	Kneipp Boulderdash IV
10045 	Ladders to Learning - Alphabetical Order
23552 	Ladders to Learning - Geography
18815 	Meteorat
26418 	Mini Munch
9576 	Mole Attack
11973 	Mosquitos
11870 	Noughts & Crosses
13973 	Re Artú
6427 	Robotronix [Preview]
6860 	Ski
25960 	Stunt Trains
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Re: Weird forum search bug

Mon May 10, 2021 2:04 pm

I'm talking about the forum search, not the GB64 collection search :wink: I often use the forum search to see if the game I'm looking at has been mentioned in threads/discussions.

Please try searching for Robotronix at search.php and see if viewtopic.php?p=22991#p22991 comes up. The results seem to be incomplete.
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Re: Weird forum search bug

Mon May 10, 2021 4:23 pm

Ideas what the problem could be...

That Robotronix text has a URL attached to the dead link (delted database entry).
so it *might* be flagged and omitted in the search.
*that forum section is also Locked.

the post was many years ago...
the forum was updated and moved to a new server, to fix registration problems and bugs.
Many old posts with code windows showing scripts look corrupt showing code numbers instead of brackets now.
maybe they are stored just to read and not included in the search.

all posts after the update (2017) should work in a search.
and this is one of them. ;)
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Re: Weird forum search bug

Mon May 10, 2021 9:07 pm

.mad. wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 4:23 pm
That Robotronix text has a URL attached to the dead link (delted database entry).
so it *might* be flagged and omitted in the search.
Wow, that'd be so useless ;) Let's check:
Bowlen
Edit: Nope, it can be found just fine.
.mad. wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 4:23 pm
*that forum section is also Locked.
Searching for "reaxion" returns this post, which is from the same forum and locked thread, just 5 days apart.
.mad. wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 4:23 pm
the post was many years ago...
See above.
.mad. wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 4:23 pm
the forum was updated and moved to a new server, to fix registration problems and bugs.
Many old posts with code windows showing scripts look corrupt showing code numbers instead of brackets now.
maybe they are stored just to read and not included in the search.

all posts after the update (2017) should work in a search.
and this is one of them. ;)
Not sure if date plays a role here, as posts much older than the referenced one can be searched. There must be some quirk in search/database that makes results incomplete, not sure about the exact conditions though...

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