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Tetro Kornbluth
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« on: August 11, 2012, 05:25:16 pm »
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Is this not working for anyone else? I have tried over the last couple of days to use it (and from a few different computers at all) but it keeps saying that it can't access the search daemon. Is this happening to anyone else?

Perhaps I've missed some announcement or thread about this - it does seem a major issue with the site - but I haven't seen anything. Apologies if there is already something up.
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2012, 05:54:56 pm »
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Yeah, about 5 posts down from this it was mentioned Gully.
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My parents are pretty good about smelling a rat. 
Let me put this as clear as I can (saying this to myself, as well, so I can see it): I WILL get a job with CADD and I WILL keep the job.
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2012, 03:53:37 pm »
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Dave appears unwilling or unable to grapple with it.
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2012, 03:56:19 pm »
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It's happened before. Hopefully he will fix it soon.
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My parents are pretty good about smelling a rat. 
Let me put this as clear as I can (saying this to myself, as well, so I can see it): I WILL get a job with CADD and I WILL keep the job.
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2012, 06:03:37 pm »
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It's working now.
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2012, 05:56:53 pm »
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It's working now.

didn't for me just now
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2012, 06:04:56 pm »
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Still not working for me either - well actually I can search for thread titles, but nothing else.
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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2012, 06:20:13 pm »
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Yeah, same here.
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22:15   ComradeSibboleth   this is all extremely terrible and in all respects absolutely fycking dire.

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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2012, 06:47:28 pm »
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Inks lied! The search function died!
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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2012, 12:57:59 pm »
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Ya know you can use Google to search the message board.  It's actually better at it.
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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2012, 03:09:32 pm »
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Still not working for me either - well actually I can search for thread titles, but nothing else.

Ahh - that's what I ran my search for, so that's why it worked.
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« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2012, 10:27:48 am »
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Still not working...
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« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2012, 04:21:39 pm »
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Ya know you can use Google to search the message board.  It's actually better at it.

I'll echo dead0man's sentiments. When I'm looking for a thread it's easier to use google, type in the title and, add "atlas forum" or "uselectionatlas.org" on the end of it then to find it with the forum's search function.
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« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2012, 09:24:17 pm »

Hi,
For now, I've relinked the search button to the Atlas google search page.  Will take some research to figure out how to fix the sphinx search - the service provider was not very helpful in fixing the problem after the upgrade.

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« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2012, 10:19:35 am »
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Hi Dave, the new search function is significantly less useful. If the previous system was irreparable, fair enough, but otherwise could we possibly revert?
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« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2012, 09:11:13 pm »
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I miss the "find all topics by" search. Just throwing that out there.
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« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2012, 01:39:33 pm »
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Hi Dave, the new search function is significantly less useful. If the previous system was irreparable, fair enough, but otherwise could we possibly revert?
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And let's be honest, Obama could take a selfie of his junk in the bathroom mirror with his BlackBerry, have it transferred to canvas and you'd have people saying it ought to be hung in the National Gallery.

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« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2012, 04:44:51 pm »

Hi,
My expectation is that I will work to restore this after the election.
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« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2012, 12:57:58 am »
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Sounds good, thanks Dave.
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« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2012, 04:34:31 pm »

Hi,
The search function has been restored.  The new index will not be available until 3am or so.  (current index is from July 30).  Please limit use when the forum is slow.
Enjoy,
Dave
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