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First of all Has anyone used "website tonight" on iPage? Many thanks for any answer or 2. Another quick question... I don't know if any others find the search tool for this forum to be frustrating, but I'm constantly running into weird problems. For instance, I've been trying to run a search on the term "what we have here". I've tried it every-which-way I can but the following screen is returned.

I've put the phrase in quotes. I tried putting a plus sign before every word without using quotes. I've even tried searching on just one word (like "here"). Every time I try I get the same response....

I've noticed that the search tool doesn't seem to like words that are four characters in length or shorter. Is there any chance this observation is correct?..

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I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the answer to your question. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I discover an answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably can answer it..

Comment #1

I have had this problem too. Just now I tried this.

+what+do+we+have+here.

And got an error. Put spaces between words, still the same..

Comment #2

Ok, so here's my suggestion... The error returned when I used short words in my search criteria read,.

Perhaps that message should be altered to include at least a "hint" at what may be going wrong (instead of having the user take a guess at it like I did). Perhaps suggestions for proper syntax and minimum word length could be included in the error message?..

Comment #3

There are instructions but it doesn't work even if you follow the instructions!..

Comment #4

It's always worked for me. You just have to know what you're doing is all...

Comment #5

Ok Zaq: Put your money where you're mouth is... show me the syntax I would use to successfully search an exact phrase containing four words (each of which being no longer than four characters)..

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VideoDude.

: 26 March 2004, 21:37..

Comment #6

Solution: Don't search for four letter words..

Keep in mind that this board has 267209 posts. Invision chokes when it gets too many results. You just need to be more creative with your searches is all...

Comment #7

Ok, so back to my original point. It'd be nice (and this is just a tinee-itty-bitty little suggestion) that somewhere, someone should provide an instruction that says, "Searches composed of words that are no longer than four characters in length will result in an error." .... is all...

Comment #8

Be creative? How? How do you 'creatively' search for 'Let's see what we have here'? Too many hits is not a reason for not allowing searches. How does Google do it then? The real solution is that somebody has to fix the code here...

Comment #9

That would be a job for the Invision developers wouldn't it? Duh!..

Comment #10

I don't know if any others find the search tool for this forum to be frustrating, but I'm constantly running into weird problems. For instance, I've been trying to run a search on the term "what we have here". I've tried it every-which-way I can but the following screen is returned.

I've put the phrase in quotes. I tried putting a plus sign before every word without using quotes. I've even tried searching on just one word (like "here"). Every time I try I get the same response....

I've noticed that the search tool doesn't seem to like words that are four characters in length or shorter. Is there any chance this observation is correct?..

Comment #11

That's exactly correct - small words are a no-no. Putting a + in front of each word is the key if you want to search for all words in a phrase. FYI, if you want to change "what do we have here" I believe it's found in includes/languages/english.php. If I'm wrong, click the documentation link at the extreme top right of this page and I'm sure you can find the right answer...

Comment #12


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.