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April 18th, 2005, 05:58 PM
Just to let folks know, the search engine for the gateworld archive seems to be broken.
Unfortunatly, the only one who can fix it is Darren, who was off at the con this weekend (and presumably still on his way back)
so i'm afraid folks will just have to bear with it and suffer through.
Thanks so much for all the folks who have let us know about the problem, and i know it'll get fixed just as soon as it can
April 18th, 2005, 06:16 PM
one thing you can do, which is a stop gap measure:
every time a fic is posted to gateworld, an announcement is sent to the members of this yahoo group
the archive has records of all the announcements that have been posted. You can do a rudimentary search in the message archive, such as searching for specific words in messages
the messages are also dated, so you can find fic that was archived on a specific day
It's not perfect, and nowhere near as good as the real search engine, however it could be a way to know what fic are new
And even after the search engine is fixed, hey, you get a nice e-mail every time someone uploads a new fic. How better to keep track of the latest additions to gateworld's archive?
April 21st, 2005, 04:53 AM
Just an update, Darren is still working on the search engine issue. It looks like a vital file, the one the search pulls its info from, has gone kablooey (yes, that's a technical term)
He's working on a fix but it may not be an easy one.
Worst case scenario, we may have to delete and re-upload all the effected fic. The stories are still there, the search engine just can't SEE them.
As soon as Darren makes sure that his fix is a good one, then we'll work on letting folks know what to do to restore the visibility of the fic
Until then, i'm sorry to say, we're still in a holding pattern
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