Unable to use the search feature in any meaningful way

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DarwinDuck
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Unable to use the search feature in any meaningful way

Postby DarwinDuck » Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:41 pm

Hi

I am unable to get the search to work on this website.

It always returns

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The following words in your search query were ignored because they are too common words: via dhcp lan.
You must specify at least one word to search for. Each word must consist of at least 3 characters and must not contain more than 14 characters excluding wildcards.


And example of a search that would return the above is dhcp over lan.

Can someone direct me in how this works?

Thanks.

navid.zamani
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Re: Unable to use the search feature in any meaningful way

Postby navid.zamani » Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:51 pm

Oh god, they implemented that community poison here too?

“Hey, those most common queries generate the most traffic. Let’s block exactly those, and kill the whole damn point of the search!“

It’s the dumbest thing ever, in the history of all forum software forever until the end of all time.

They did that over at the Gentoo forums too and it effectively destroyed the search functionality.

There’s nothing you can do, unless Google has the forums indexed and you can use their search.

There should be a cruel and nasty law against things that dumb.

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Re: Unable to use the search feature in any meaningful way

Postby Douglas » Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:31 am

debbie10t wrote:Please see this thread for help searching this forum (and others) and remember where you learnt it:
https://forums.openvpn.net/topic14475.html

For your personal edification I include this general example:

Type into Google:

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site: forums.openvpn.net "redirect-gateway"

Or click here:
https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=ssl#q=site:+forums.openvpn.net+%22redirect-gateway%22

Pro tip. I love Google's site: feature.
Proud co-founder of the OpenVPN forums
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ecrist
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Re: Unable to use the search feature in any meaningful way

Postby ecrist » Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:39 pm

This was broken by me, but I've fixed it now.

fiesch
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Re: Unable to use the search feature in any meaningful way

Postby fiesch » Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:57 pm

I am afraid it is not fixed for me. Tr getting a result searching for "client-to-client" ping each other. Alternatively windows 7.
every word gets filtered out. I suggest removing the search box if searching via google is the recommended way because this is very frustrating

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andytampa
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Re: Unable to use the search feature in any meaningful way

Postby andytampa » Sat Dec 20, 2014 4:16 pm

ecrist wrote:This was broken by me, but I've fixed it now.

No. You haven't.

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The following words in your search query were ignored because they are too common words: [b]kaspersky[/b].
You must specify at least one word to search for. Each word must consist of at least 3 characters and must not contain more than 14 characters excluding wildcards.

ADW
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Re: Unable to use the search feature in any meaningful way

Postby ADW » Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:07 am

Is there any chance of this actually being fixed? What is the point of having forums if you can't search them?

sparrowhawk
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Re: Unable to use the search feature in any meaningful way

Postby sparrowhawk » Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:48 pm

I could do with being able to search too.

Freonpsandoz
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Re: Unable to use the search feature in any meaningful way

Postby Freonpsandoz » Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:27 am

navid.zamani wrote:Oh god, they implemented that community poison here too?

“Hey, those most common queries generate the most traffic. Let’s block exactly those, and kill the whole damn point of the search!“

It’s the dumbest thing ever, in the history of all forum software forever until the end of all time.

They did that over at the Gentoo forums too and it effectively destroyed the search functionality.

There’s nothing you can do, unless Google has the forums indexed and you can use their search.

There should be a cruel and nasty law against things that dumb.


Definitely something involving genitals and high voltage.

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Traffic
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Re: Unable to use the search feature in any meaningful way

Postby Traffic » Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:35 am

So impatient .. try a little harder:

https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/wiki/GettingHelp

:roll:


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