Does "Search" function ever work properly?

 
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Before starting a new thread on a subject, it is wise and constructive to use the "Search" to see if a suitable thread already exists and use that one. But the search function doesn't always work, for whatever reason.

For example, searching for "Tanzanian Standard Gauge" doesn't seem to find anything, not even a thread containing just the word "Tanzania".

This problem has reported before.

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  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
Before starting a new thread on a subject, it is wise and constructive to use the "Search" to see if a suitable thread already exists and use that one. But the search function doesn't always work, for whatever reason.

For example, searching for "Tanzanian Standard Gauge" doesn't seem to find anything, not even a thread containing just the word "Tanzania".

This problem has reported before.
awsgc24
Search can only can pick up ancient threads for some reason. More recent ones do not come up.
  Big J Assistant Commissioner

Location: In Paradise
Been a long term problem and a variety of Cranky Pants get upset that an ancient thread has been reopened (I never understood that so long as the post relates to the thread) or get cranky that a new thread has been started when a recent thread on the same topic has been opened.

The Mods do a good job cleaning up though.
  apw5910 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Location: Location.
Google search for

Tanzania site:Railpage.com.au

256 hits...
  Big J Assistant Commissioner

Location: In Paradise
Google search for

Tanzania site:Railpage.com.au

256 hits...
apw5910
Should the search function in RP be ditched? Or should RP incorporate google into the search function?

At the moment the RP search function is not really user friendly.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Found out what is wrong and will place the fix in the next couple of days.
  Big J Assistant Commissioner

Location: In Paradise
Found out what is wrong and will place the fix in the next couple of days.
bevans
Thanks bevans!
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Search is still not your friend.

I typed Portland into the search box, and the vertical bars that replaces the magnifying glass just scrolls across the box. Been doing that for 5 minutes.

Rick
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Needs a certificate replaced.  I will try and do this today.  Sorry guys.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Search is still not your friend.
RustyRick
Just use your preferred search engine (Google, Bing, Duck Duck Go etc) and enter (without quotes) "Portland site:Railpage.com.au"

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