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MeFi Search appears to be out to lunch [More Inside]
posted by DBAPaul to Bugs at 7:30 AM (9 comments total)

Searching on "bong" does not turn up the thread from the other day (02/24/03), searching on "tapestries" does. "tapestries" apears in the FPP, "bong" is in the thread.
But it's not that simple, searching for "NHRA" (in the last year) returns only today's model rocketry thread with "NHRA" is in the FPP, and thread 18204. Interestingly "NHRA" is not mentioned in thread 18204. I'm clueless as to what is going on.

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posted by DBAPaul at 7:31 AM on February 26, 2003

threads are no longer searched. this has been so for some time. i'm too lazy to look for the MetaTalk reference. but that's the answer to your problem, in a nutshell.
posted by quonsar at 8:19 AM on February 26, 2003

oh, there is a terminology problem, because i think the search drop-down uses the term "thread". actually, comments are no longer searched. only the text from the actual post.
posted by quonsar at 8:21 AM on February 26, 2003

The letters NHRA are in the 18204 thread -they're part of the url of the Pro Stock Bike link in the post itself.
posted by iconomy at 8:42 AM on February 26, 2003

Ah, that explaind it. Thanks
posted by DBAPaul at 9:21 AM on February 26, 2003

But, I believe Matt left the option so search MeFi comments using Google, which i have found highly effective in the past.
posted by jmd82 at 10:16 AM on February 26, 2003

If the search function wants, I can suggest some places for lunch.
posted by rschram at 11:37 AM on February 26, 2003

The Everyman Bistro in Liverpool does a pretty good Potato and Cauliflower soup.
posted by feelinglistless at 3:44 PM on February 26, 2003

"No match for 'Cauliflower'"
posted by quonsar at 4:55 PM on February 26, 2003

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