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    Exclamation The forum search engine does not work

    When you put any search term, it sends you to the advanced search, but it does not show you any results

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    Default Re: The forum search engine does not work

    You may get better results on Google with
    site:forums.opensuse.org: your search items
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: The forum search engine does not work

    Quote Originally Posted by sakunix View Post
    When you put any search term, it sends you to the advanced search, but it does not show you any results
    Hmm, here it works like a charm. Entering "forum search work" brings up this thread and a lot of other with the search terms highlighted.

    I'm on FF93.0
    KDE-Plasma-Version: 5.18.6
    KDE-Frameworks-Version: 5.71.0
    Qt-Version: 5.12.7
    openSUSE 15.2

    What's your system? Maybe blocked cookies or other blockers hindering the search?

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    I have been experiencing this issue as well. No matter what I type into the search, I just get an advanced search menu without any results to show. I even tried "forum search work" like a user above me did and I didn't get any results there. I cannot use the search at all

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    Default Re: The forum search engine does not work

    I typically go to the "Advanced Search" , and under that be certain to select the "Search Single Content Type".

    When I do that, the search works very good for me.

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    Default Re: The forum search engine does not work

    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    I typically go to the "Advanced Search" , and under that be certain to select the "Search Single Content Type".

    When I do that, the search works very good for me.
    I've found the "problem" after testing this out. There's a required random question for the search feature and it's hard to see/notice at first because it's the same size and colors as the other text boxes around it. Why is this required just to search through the forums? Even to use the basic search? That's really perplexing to me. At least make it stand out so we know it's necessary to use the search

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    Default Re: The forum search engine does not work

    Quote Originally Posted by PlusNine View Post
    I've found the "problem" after testing this out. There's a required random question for the search feature and it's hard to see/notice at first because it's the same size and colors as the other text boxes around it. Why is this required just to search through the forums? Even to use the basic search? That's really perplexing to me. At least make it stand out so we know it's necessary to use the search
    Now you say so, there must be a similar thread here. Where you really logged in in the forums then, because I assume that anti-robot question should only work for those that are not logged in.
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    Default Re: The forum search engine does not work

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    Now you say so, there must be a similar thread here. Where you really logged in in the forums then, because I assume that anti-robot question should only work for those that are not logged in.
    I was definitely logged in last time I tried and it was still asking the random question. If it's only supposed to be there for guests then it's not functioning that way for me apparently.

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    Default Re: The forum search engine does not work

    It could be you need a minimal amount of posts.

    In any case, it works for most, but not very well for many. The way I suggested earlier might give better results.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: The forum search engine does not work

    It still works here without any issues, now on FF94 and even with FF on my mobile - both logged in. Then I tried safari just for the experience. I have switched off any java, cookies possible and did NOT login. Only then I have also seen that random question. After answering 101 plus 50 it even worked there. I think it is very likely some local settings / blockers whatever.

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