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    Hello,

    I recently installed vB 3.7.2. However, the search engine doesn't return any results. I receive the following message every time I perform a search:

    "Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms."

    Any ideas? I've never had this happen to me before...

  • #2
    What are you searching for and which search type have you set up?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
      What are you searching for and which search type have you set up?
      I've tried many times with many different types of words that I know have been used in the forums.

      Your forum is currently using the vBulletin search engine.

      To enable the MySQL Fulltext search, we will issue the following two queries. If for some reason this process is unsuccessful, you will need to perform these queries manually. Please be patient as this can take from 10 seconds to an hour depending on the number of posts on your forum.

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      • #4
        I need a specific example which is why I asked for that info.

        Have you rebuilt the search index?
        Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
        Change CKEditor Colors to Match Style (for 4.1.4 and above)

        Steve Machol Photography


        Mankind is the only creature smart enough to know its own history, and dumb enough to ignore it.


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        • #5
          Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
          I need a specific example which is why I asked for that info.

          Have you rebuilt the search index?
          Yes, I rebuilt the search index.

          I tried searching for "tgone", my user name on this particular forum.

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          • #6
            And what is the link to a post containing 'tgone' that did not show up in the search?
            Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
            Change CKEditor Colors to Match Style (for 4.1.4 and above)

            Steve Machol Photography


            Mankind is the only creature smart enough to know its own history, and dumb enough to ignore it.


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            • #7
              Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
              And what is the link to a post containing 'tgone' that did not show up in the search?
              I can't find it right now.

              But here's another example: "Arrested Development"

              Thread: http://www.bantcess.com/showthread.php?t=789

              However, our forum requires you to be logged in. I'm 100% sure that this search term is in the above thread though.

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              • #8
                update: i updated the permissions so you can view the thread temporarily.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by anthoneezy View Post
                  update: i updated the permissions so you can view the thread temporarily.
                  Instead of changing the permissions, just supply a test account for someone to test this out. Right now, yes we can see the thread, however we can't search on the site since the site requires you to be logged in to search.

                  Please don't PM or VM me for support - I only help out in the threads.
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                  • #10
                    You don't allow guests to search. Also make search search in enabled for that forum and if it isn't you will need to enable it and rebuild the search index.
                    Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
                    Change CKEditor Colors to Match Style (for 4.1.4 and above)

                    Steve Machol Photography


                    Mankind is the only creature smart enough to know its own history, and dumb enough to ignore it.


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