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Postby WGP » Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:00 pm

I just figured out that when one accesses a forum normally, one can click on the topic to see the detail. But when one does a search, one has to click on that tiny icon that looks like a sheet of paper. Oh well...
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Postby EmilyB » Tue Mar 01, 2005 7:13 am

Ok this is VERY strange!

Im logged in very happily and can post any message in any forums. But when I try and do a "post search" using http://www.motherboards.org/forums/search.php all I get is:

Forbidden
You don't have permission to access /forums/viewtopic.php on this server.


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Apache Server at www.motherboards.org Port 80


This has been happening constantly for about an hour now. I can post but I cannot search :?

Ive tried all the usual tricks clearing cache and temp files. Ive even tried logging out and back in but so far nothing helps.
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Postby MoboCop » Tue Mar 01, 2005 7:58 am

what search term are you using? Also make sure you use search for all terms.
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Postby EmilyB » Tue Mar 01, 2005 8:08 am

MoboCop wrote:what search term are you using? Also make sure you use search for all terms.


Ok confession time :oops:

I was searching for one of your posts. Sometime ago you wrote a really good list of GMail benefits in the General forum. So I searched for:

- keyword = "Gmail"
- Author = "MoboCop"
- and I restricted the forums search to General

It does find the posts and give me the list of threads (this particular search results in 3 threads) but trying to view a thread from the results gives me the forbidden error.
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Postby MoboCop » Tue Mar 01, 2005 8:14 am

http://www.motherboards.org/forums/view ... hp?t=66882

You are right the search works. To get these links to work remove the part of the url that starts with highlight. I believe this is meant to highlight the word on the page.

Turn this

http://www.motherboards.org/forums/view ... ight=gmail

into this

http://www.motherboards.org/forums/view ... hp?t=66882

I will see what I can do about fixing it.
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Postby MoboCop » Tue Mar 01, 2005 8:21 am

hmmm, apparently this is a general issue with pbpbb.

http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=254847

ok research cut short. Their site just went down.... :cry:
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