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    Finding Latest Posts

    How is this information updated for each individual? I've noticed that some posters have been adding content to the various forums, but if you click on their username and click on "find posts by xx", the most recent post from that person might be months ago, when in fact they've posted within the past 24 hours.

    Just wondering how the "magic" worked...
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    running the risk of sounding like a software guy, i'll say "it isnt supposed to work that way." maybe there is a bug?

    can you give me an example? the best way to begin tracking down and solving a bug is to reproduce it.

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    Lee -

    I sent you a PM.
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    Since it has been a week since the search function malfunction was reported, I hope I won't piss off too many people by asking for a status report on the problem.

    This is the online central forum where these type of issues are legitimately discussed.

    Thanks is advance for any insight into where we are.
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    Search Function and T.O.T.S.

    Anyone notice that searching for past posts in the T.O.T.S. forum don't show up? If you go to the advanced search screen and try to search only that forum, it's not on the list.

    Is this a hole in the forum software? How does something like that get fixed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    the most recent post from that person might be months ago, when in fact they've posted within the past 24 hours.
    I'm guessing here. It looks like one of the features of TOTS is that it is excluded from searches. If they posted in TOTS, it won't come up in any searches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdalland View Post
    I'm guessing here. It looks like one of the features of TOTS is that it is excluded from searches. If they posted in TOTS, it won't come up in any searches.
    "Feature"? When there's a bug in software, it's called an "undocumented feature". Maybe I missed something when the TOTS forum was set up. Makes it hard to find something in that forum if all you can remember is a keyword or phrase.
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    TotS postings are excluded from the search index on purpose. Otherwise, TotS postings would show up in general searches, and people who would rather not visit the area might be drawn in accidentally. The forum software doesn't offer enough flexibility to do more than choose yes or no, so no it is.
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    Thanks for the insight... In the "old days", Campfire was the precursor to TOTS. In my mind, there's somewhat of a similarity between the two fora. Is Campfire the kindler-gentler discussion area...and that's why it's still in the search fields?
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    Exactly. The campfire has always been restricted in posting topics the way the rest of the forum is. TotS is the experimental exception.
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    One inadvertent side effect WRT to the TOTS forum restrictions is that while an individual's post count is properly reflected every time they post, if that post happens to be in TOTS, you can't find those new posts by following the individuals username and clicking on "Find More Posts by xxx". You have to hunt and peck to find those newest posts.

    Just thought I'd add that...
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