Please use the Search Function.

Discussion in 'Network Information, Suggestions and Feedback' started by von Poop, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Well, that seems to have worked.
    I knew it would, of course. :unsure:

    I do think 'this thread only' ought to be a choice, and now it is.
    Hitting search from any page now searches the whole site.

    Tickboxes have to be selected rather than working as a a default.
    CL1 and Owen like this.
  2. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target 25 pdrs 67th Field Regt Bou Ficha Tunisia 1943

    Just goes to prove that NOTHING is private online.
    Whether its your state of mind, health or a confidence, they all end up somewhere for someone to capitalise on.

    Thanks for the reminder.
    Paranoia in the heartland.
  3. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target 25 pdrs 67th Field Regt Bou Ficha Tunisia 1943

    What exactly does registering and signing in do for privacy or is the info provided up for grabs as well.
    Getting paranoid now and remembering why I came off social media and genealogy sites.

    Even the doctors surgeries are wanting you to register on line.

    Think...…….dare I say that, who's gonna read it......whats it going to do to my ……… should I do a risk assessment
    or pay a lawyer to analyse it.
    Will it affect my funeral costs!
  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I don't understand.

    This is about searching for stuff on this site.
    There are no privacy concerns involved, and if you don't want people seeing your public profile I believe you can hide it in settings (though I think that hinders the usefulness of the site somewhat.)

    We don't share any other registration details, emails etc.
    Never have, never will.
    We don't even send out mass mailings as I consider it spam.
    Notifications to email can also be switched off, if they're actually working in the first place.
    4jonboy likes this.
  5. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    I think (may have got the wrong end of the stick) that Uncle Target has just realised that content posted here is indexed by search engines and viewable by non-members without the need to register and/or log in.

    Why this is an issue, I couldn't say.
  6. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    This also can be answered, then.

    Closed sites don't work.
    If you want to share and seek information, you have to be able to find things in the first place. Clues, family names, regiments.
    I certainly wouldn't join a site that was mostly blank with just 'Join us. We've got loads of great stuff once you're in!'. ;)
  7. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target 25 pdrs 67th Field Regt Bou Ficha Tunisia 1943

    Don't mean to alarm you (like you alarmed me) but my interpretation is that
    If you can see or search postings on the site through google then they must be harvesting it.
    So just be aware of what you say or show as it may be viewable by others elsewhere with different views, perspectives or objectives.
    I have had contacts from people on other forums who have seen my postings through google without being members themselves and contacted me on the forum, nothing malicious but of concern never the less. You could see it as spreading your search further afield.
    Its not happened here but perhaps it might.
    Not concerned about my personal details so much as you obviously have that covered (data protection etc.).
    If I was that concerned I would not be responding but off in a cloud of data.
  8. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target 25 pdrs 67th Field Regt Bou Ficha Tunisia 1943

    Its getting a bit too hot so lets just cool it and get on with life. I have more to post as this is abetter site than most..
    I agree closed sites wont work and am aware that big brother is there and he is a sad git.
    I cant write as fast as you.
  9. idler

    idler GeneralList

    Morning, team!
    I'm getting a 406 Error returned from a site search which suggests I'm being blocked. Any advice, please?
  10. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Is it for one result or all?
  11. idler

    idler GeneralList

    I was just going to add that it was on an Android phone on wifi but seemed to be all searches - I tried some previous ones as well. This PC on the same wifi is fine.
  12. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Broadly speaking: there've been other access issues via mobile devices creeping in lately so you're not alone.

    I'm guessing VP will say he hopes these should be ironed out whenever software gets an upgrade, though I'm bowing out on what, if anything, can be done about access problems right now...

  13. idler

    idler GeneralList

    That's eased my paranoia - thanks.
  14. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Works ok on my android phone on home wifi.
    198 results for "banana".
    Just picked a random word.
    Surprised how many results I got.

    I have Errors sometimes when trying to do Mod/Admin stuff on phone.
  15. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin


    Sorry, chaps, but the place is creaking a bit as maintenance being held off until the broad sunlit uplands of XF2.
    Imagine the sheer awfulness that even I often have to enter search terms twice on mobile!
    Owen can't access admin from his mobile either, it's like there's a war on.

    I will do a quick flush of the search system caches etc., might shake whatever this is out, but something not quite right there
  16. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Rebuilding Search Index.
    Takes quite a long time.
    If it's really screwy now... That'll be me. :unsure:
  17. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target 25 pdrs 67th Field Regt Bou Ficha Tunisia 1943

    Oh dear have I committed a serious crime as the message keeps popping up on my email.
    I think I have found the search button but am not very successful in finding anything with it.
    Sorry, hopefully I will get the hang of this site.
    Patience is a virtue possess it if you can or some someone keeps telling me. Grrrrrrrrr….
    Perhaps I should search for the Users Manual.
    Cant think that I started a thread today thought I was just answering previous contacts.

    Perhaps I should stay away until the staff change shift.
  18. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Finally done scanning/rebuilding.
    Might help.

    Hollow laugh.
    You'll get there!
    You may just be getting too many email notifications. (Some people don't get any, depending on how their ISP feels like randomly blacklisting sites... :unsure: )
    You can switch them on/off by hovering over your username at the top of any page & rifling through the settings there.
  19. idler

    idler GeneralList

    Back on the phone and the search seems to be working again. If only I could remember what I was looking for...
    Thanks and sorry for the fuss.
  20. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    How to use the site search function


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