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Offline General Barron

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Why can't I use the advanced search?
« on: 09 Aug 2004, 18:51:25 »
When I click on the "advanced search" button in the ed depot, I get a list of all the available resources, but no advanced search options! I try clicking on the "show search options" link, but it reloads the same page. I want to search by author, but I can't get the option to appear. Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong?
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Re:Why can't I use the advanced search?
« Reply #1 on: 09 Aug 2004, 20:10:31 »
You are doing nothing wrong as far as I can tell......I get the same result as you.



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Re:Why can't I use the advanced search?
« Reply #2 on: 09 Aug 2004, 23:15:10 »
Below is pictured the area that is the 'Advanced Search' function, which is found at the top of the page that opens when you click on Advanced Seach
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Search by author is done by changing "Search: Title and Description" to "Search: Author" and entering the Author's name in the Text box.

I just searched for everything by Abuu, and it works fine (3 results).

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« Last Edit: 09 Aug 2004, 23:19:47 by Noon416 »
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Re:Why can't I use the advanced search?
« Reply #3 on: 09 Aug 2004, 23:21:29 »
Here's a picture of the result of that search:

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Re:Why can't I use the advanced search?
« Reply #4 on: 09 Aug 2004, 23:30:53 »
Well.......for me it doesn't work.

When you click the Show search options link, nothing changes.

The page just reloads, the only text gadgets visible are:

Category
Sub-Category
Per Page
Display
OFP version

These text gadgets are not there at all:

Containing text
Search
Match



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Offline Noon416

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Re:Why can't I use the advanced search?
« Reply #5 on: 10 Aug 2004, 01:05:44 »
Try a manual refresh of the page, it could be that you have a very old version cached.
Go to the search page, then press Ctrl-F5 (works for IE, Mozilla and FireFox) to force a refresh/redownload of the page.

Let me know if that helps.

I'm starting to see what's happening, but I just want to rule out "just an old page" as a potential cause first.
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Re:Why can't I use the advanced search?
« Reply #6 on: 10 Aug 2004, 02:12:28 »
Hello Noon,

Well the manual refresh made not the slightest bit of difference.

I am using Mozilla 1.7.1 btw

Anyway, hope you find out what the cause is, because using the search function in the ED is a little hamstrung without the extra bits.


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Offline General Barron

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Re:Why can't I use the advanced search?
« Reply #7 on: 10 Aug 2004, 02:47:42 »
Same here. Refresh doesn't help, nor does erasing my cached files, or anything. All I ever get are the top two rows of search options (catagory -> OFP version), and then a link that says "show search options". Clicking on that link just seems to refresh the page. Actually, I've had this problem since OFP re-opened after its long, long downtime (around Feb, I think). I'm using IE v6.  ???
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Re:Why can't I use the advanced search?
« Reply #8 on: 10 Aug 2004, 03:30:34 »
Thx guys, now that you've ruled out old pages, I'll chase up what I believe is the cause... :)
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Re:Why can't I use the advanced search?
« Reply #9 on: 10 Aug 2004, 09:32:32 »
Problem resolved.

Many thanks to KTottE for actioning the fix. :thumbsup:
« Last Edit: 10 Aug 2004, 09:34:13 by Noon416 »
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Re:Why can't I use the advanced search?
« Reply #10 on: 11 Aug 2004, 01:19:10 »
Ah! Great, great! It's working now. Many thanks  ;D  8)
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