Search for Hither

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Search for Hither

Postby thirdcrank » 2 May 2019, 3:49pm

I've just posted an update to the thread about the incident at Hither Green last year. To retrieve the thread, I unsuccessfully searched for hither and then Hither. I found it by sreaching my own posts for green.

I fear I may be losing it. :(

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Re: Search for Hither

Postby reohn2 » 2 May 2019, 3:53pm

Hitherto you seem to be OK :wink:
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Re: Search for Hither

Postby thirdcrank » 2 May 2019, 4:01pm

It's had me running - or rather walking - hither and thither.

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Re: Search for Hither

Postby reohn2 » 2 May 2019, 4:16pm

Not to and froe then :wink:
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Re: Search for Hither

Postby gaz » 2 May 2019, 5:19pm

Start at Lewisham, head south :wink:.
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Re: Search for Hither

Postby Mick F » 2 May 2019, 9:26pm

thirdcrank wrote:I've just posted an update to the thread about the incident at Hither Green last year. To retrieve the thread, I unsuccessfully searched for hither and then Hither.
How odd?
Very strange indeed.
Just tried it my self, searching for "Hither" and it results in Nothing Found.

Weird indeed.
Maybe Admin can suggest a fix?
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Re: Search for Hither

Postby horizon » 3 May 2019, 12:41am

I tried it and no problems - lots of posts about WWII and Godwin's law etc etc.
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Re: Search for Hither

Postby brynpoeth » 3 May 2019, 5:21am

There was a recent thread about this, I couldnae find Ipley Cross :?
Maybe smart phones search differently, would a g****le search work better?

If no-one has read or posted on a thread for a while, does it sink to the silty bottom of the pool? Unsticky threads?
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Re: Search for Hither

Postby thirdcrank » 3 May 2019, 7:58am

horizon wrote:I tried it and no problems - lots of posts about WWII and Godwin's law etc etc.


I'm not sure who's being humorous here. I'd have expected that result with Hitler, rather than hither, but pehaps that's the point about Godwin's Law. One way or another, I searched for a normal word, albeit a rather archaic one, which is on the forum and it came back negative. In terms of that word it's trivial, but for me it raises doubts about the search facility.

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Re: Search for Hither

Postby reohn2 » 3 May 2019, 8:09am

thirdcrank wrote:....... In terms of that word it's trivial, but for me it raises doubts about the search facility.

I've long since thought the search facility to be somewhat lacking on the forum but as the forum is a free subscription thought I couldn't complain.Not that I'm complaining you're complaining IYSWIM.
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Re: Search for Hither

Postby horizon » 3 May 2019, 10:35am

thirdcrank wrote:
horizon wrote:I tried it and no problems - lots of posts about WWII and Godwin's law etc etc.


I'm not sure who's being humorous here. I'd have expected that result with Hitler, rather than hither, but pehaps that's the point about Godwin's Law. One way or another, I searched for a normal word, albeit a rather archaic one, which is on the forum and it came back negative. In terms of that word it's trivial, but for me it raises doubts about the search facility.


Sorry, thirdcrank, my attempt at humour. But you are right in that the search facility doesn't work well - I rarely find things I want with it. Using Google actually produces better results and will often flag up the forum even if not entered into the search terms (typos notwithstanding of course :wink: :oops: :) ).
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Re: Search for Hither

Postby gaz » 3 May 2019, 4:41pm

thirdcrank wrote:I searched for a normal word, ... for me it raises doubts about the search facility.

The forum search facility is run by the Knights of Ni. We all know and understand that they will refuse to search for the word "It" for they are forbidden to hear "It".

They are also unwilling to return results when asked to search for the words Hither, Their, There, Either, Neither, and Others (and possibly others :wink:).

Surprisingly they will give results for Ether.

I know not why the search engine has such quirks, it has had them for a very long time :mrgreen: .
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Re: Search for Hither

Postby reohn2 » 3 May 2019, 6:25pm

Try putting in the word 'quirk'! :shock:
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