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Forum topic by jayscott posted 01-04-2013 01:55 AM 527 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-04-2013 01:55 AM

Topic tags/keywords: search function

Whenever I try to search the forum, the Search doesn’t seem to work. I enter a search term such as “Delta” I get the “Search Results” page and it doesn’t get past “Loading”. No results appear.

I’m using Firefox 17 with Windows XP Pro with SP# fully updated.

By the way, the search works fine if I use Windows Explorer.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Jim


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#1 posted 01-04-2013 09:10 AM

you are using the “search lumberjocks” option?

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#2 posted 01-04-2013 01:24 PM

MsDebbieP, yes, I’m using the little box that says “Search LumberJocks.com”

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#3 posted 01-04-2013 01:27 PM

I use Windows IE8 and it works for me. (just mentioning as a FYI reference)

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#4 posted 01-04-2013 02:05 PM

hmmm working for me.
I’ll look into it.

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#5 posted 01-04-2013 02:17 PM

I’ve never had it work for me as well. I just use google and search for what I’m after and add lumberjocks to it (i.e. delta band saw lumberjocks) and the first results usually bring me to where I want to be here on LJ.

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#6 posted 01-04-2013 02:50 PM

are you using that ghostery or tracker blocker?

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#7 posted 01-04-2013 02:55 PM

The search works for me if I use IE8 but not in Firefox 17. I have noticed on another site (can’t recall which one) that the search doesn’t work for FF 17. Perhaps it is something built into the search engine used for the LumberJocks, and other, sites.

BTW, I just looked at my original post and I am using XP Pro SP3, not SP#.
Jim
Edit:
I am using Ghostery and disabling seems to enable searching. I’ll do some more research and report back. I’m assuming the Google search engine is what powers the LJ search engine – can anyone confirm that?
J
Followup:
I enabled the Google Ajax search API in Ghostery and the search feature of LJ is working. I’ll do more testing but for anyone who is having trouble with the search here, it is worth looking into.

Please let us know what you find, it will help others.

Causual1carpenter – it seems you had the right idea. I thank you.
Jim

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#8 posted 01-04-2013 04:10 PM

No add ons for me. I am using various versions of firefox depending on the computer I am on and IE7 at work (scary, i know).

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#9 posted 01-05-2013 03:55 PM

Allowing the “Google Ajax search API” to work in Ghostery lets me search the LJ forums. Anyone else having search problems in LJ, and perhaps in other sites, and using Ghostery for improved privacy, should make sure that it is not preventing the search from working.

Thanks for all your help.
Jim

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#10 posted 01-05-2013 06:55 PM

Works for me. Did you hit the enter key after typing in your search item? Many people make this mistake so don’t feel bad.

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