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Last post Feb 03, 2012 03:40 AM by tmorton
Nov 15, 2011 03:40 PM|LINK
These forums' Search function never returns any relevant results.
I've started going Bing's "Site:" function instead.
What's up with this?
Nov 15, 2011 04:29 PM|LINK
The Forums search uses a closest match algorithm. Additionally, the terms are searched across an entire thread. This post may further help you:
http://forums.asp.net/t/1736486.aspx/1?Search+facility. If not, let us know what you are trying to find and we can help work out the syntax if needed.
Nov 15, 2011 04:57 PM|LINK
I added a MasterType directive to my .aspx file, and it caused an error where, in the .designer.cs, the type for the "Master" property was not recognized. Picking what I perceived to be the key words in the error message, I searched for "master page type
does not exist".
The first result I got was about a "JQuery Image Gallery", the second, "Extract Numbers from a String", and on and on. So I tried searching for "MasterPage type", and came up with equally irrelevant results. In neither case was the word "master" visible
within any of the listed results.
This is in stark contrast with the results I get by going either to the Bing home page, or the Google home page, and using the "Site:" option.
Nov 17, 2011 02:17 AM|LINK
the site's search engine is often a Feedback on this website hot topic.
imho, if there is a consensus it is that the forums.asp.net search engine is its Achilles heal.
also imho, Google provides a far better alternative for the time being.
examples: site:forums.asp.net master page type does not exist
site:forums.asp.net master page type does not exist
will eliminate JQuery results:
the site could be improved with ODATA and/or products like EasyQuery.net, see
[because of the current "bugs" regarding links, you may have to hand type the above forum links.]
Feb 03, 2012 03:40 AM|LINK
Hi Ed, just wanted to let you know that we deployed an update to the forums search tonight which should help search return more relevant results. Results are now returned only when all keywords are found in a thread. You can continue to enclose exact strings