View Full Version : forum search broken?

05-17-2009, 07:15 AM
forum search broken?

can't get any results...

05-17-2009, 07:51 AM
Works for me.. :)

05-17-2009, 09:11 AM
still not working here [firefox 3]

been searching 'biped to lightwave'
i get a blank white page with done in the status bar...

05-17-2009, 09:14 AM
see screengrab>>

also not working on ie 8, which gives a connection error to the search result page

05-17-2009, 09:19 AM
Works for me.. :)

maybe it's been reset to only work in the winning country of eurovision??:devil:

also tried on 2 neighbours internet connections via wi fi....not working on them either...will try a different pc next.

05-17-2009, 09:31 AM
I get the same thing...just so you know you're not the only one :hey:


05-17-2009, 09:34 AM
Played around some more and it seems if there is a space in between multiple words it doesn't work.


biped to lightwave - doesn't work

biped - works.


05-17-2009, 10:25 AM
thanks for checking!

05-17-2009, 02:14 PM
Yeah, this bug has been here ever since they switched to vBulletin as far as i can remember.

Try Googling with the site: option, like so:

biped to lightwave site:www.newtek.com/forums/

05-17-2009, 02:26 PM
Okay, doesn't seem to be a bug per se, just did some testing.

It looks like it is a timeout error on the search or PHP is running against its memory limit.

The site admin should try to tweak the max returned search results so the forum won't bug out when you type in a common word that can cause a timeout (like the phrase 'lightwave', surprise surprise)

It can be found under vBulletin Options -> Message Searching Options

see manual page : http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/vboptions_group_search

05-17-2009, 03:45 PM
hope they fix it soon bit of a pain not to be able to seach within the forum

05-18-2009, 08:38 AM
Not sure who manages the web site, maybe i should PM him/her with this info, especially as it is a pet peeve a lot of people have complained about, but seems to be easily remedied.