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    Search function seems to be unfunctional, anyone know what is up?

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    Use Googles site search, eg in Google -
    Citroen site:www.aussiefrogs.com
    Other engines have similar abilities. In Duckduckgo use the same format.
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    Still not responding 10.30 Tuesday

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    Quote Originally Posted by agd123 View Post
    Still not responding 10.30 Tuesday

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    The forum search function has always been flakey , as I recall.

    Use the google search with Af

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    Apologies,

    It seem the google search function of AF isn't working as agd stated.

    Google have removed the option ?
    https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/bring-...ogle-features/
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    Google search within AF is still working fine here Rob. . .

    aussiefrogs - The Australian French Car Forum Since 1999 - aussiefrogs.com - Google Search Results

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    Confirmed, it is fine now, but wasn't a few minutes ago

    I don't know what went wrong earlier. The search string stayed grey out and enter did nothing.

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    Tried it again, no joy, have used it from time to time with no problems, someone somewhere has changed some software, yet another unnecessary & non functioning "upgrade" at AF end? I have not upgraded anything on my computer.

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    I don't bother with it. I have a user javascript that does a Google site search, as above. Most of the 4 or 5 lines of code are getting the search term. You may find a javascript bookmarklet ready coded on line to suit your browser.

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    If you want an easy way to search Aussiefrogs without using the search function that is in Aussiefrogs, just use Google.

    Type into Google what you want to search for like you would on Aussiefrogs and the add "Aussiefrogs" to your search.

    In my opinion it makes a far better search than using the straight Aussiefrog search function.

    E.G. What ever your search aussiefrogs
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    If the search function is not working conveniently, easily, & well, it will cease to be used by most people. They will stop putting information in as well as having trouble reading old posts. We have an invaluable data base contributed by us over many years, it must be kept current & easily accessible. I for one, am loath to put "work around" software on my computer (an iMac) especially microsoft & other programs written for PCs & bodgied up to try to run on Macs, I have found over the years that this policy dramatically reduces crashes & maintains the computer's speed.

    We lost a huge amount of data years ago & we don't want to do it again. Can someone looking after the system please permanently fix the access problem properly, is there a better search system than Google which is now largely useless for many of us? But if you do try other systems etc please try them out off the main system until it has been proven over time, then change over, please don't lose any more data but make it work seamlessly as for many of us it did for years.

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    If the search function is not working conveniently, easily, & well, it will cease to be used by most people.
    You hit the nail on the head !

    Nobody uses the inbuilt forum search function. Because it's not very effective. Fwiw if you use it, you do need to select a date range.

    The google search, accessed via the homepage works very well. So there is no real problem in my mind.

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    What is the homepage you use? I have no idea how to use it. However I reiterate, the main system search function must be made to function, apart from anything else, newbys coming on to our site will find the search function useless & leave never to be seen again. We need to encourage new people not put them off so they just go away.

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    Google's site search, as I described above, is trivial. It searches only the AF website for the information you specify. You can always do it on a new tab (simple), or perhaps from a javascript bookmarklet with an icon (look one up to suit your browser, they are online).

    If you aren't fond of Google, say for privacy reasons, you can use another search engine, like duckduckgo.

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