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Search Function

by Slyy
posted 01-27-2018 05:59 PM


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000

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#1 posted 01-27-2018 06:02 PM

Do you use ghostery or ad block? Turn them off and try again.

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Combo Prof

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#2 posted 01-27-2018 06:50 PM

It also does not work for me. I use google chrome and have never heard of ghostery or adblock.

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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#3 posted 01-27-2018 06:55 PM

It’s never worked right for me, either. I can only see a few results and it won’t let me scroll down to see the rest. It happens with a few different browsers.

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000

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#4 posted 01-27-2018 07:03 PM

I just tried it, nothing.
It must be the site having problems?

Used to always work for me, if I turned off my ad blockers.

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Mike54Ohio

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#5 posted 01-27-2018 07:06 PM

I have no active ad block software and search worked fine until the last couple days here also.

I am using iMac with Safari and the fault is not any particular browser IMO (just trying to prevent all the helpful suggestions that it’s an individual pc issue. My uninformed guess is that it is internal to the LJ website, possibly maintenance for something which may have affected the search function inadvertently.

A search term as generic as “walnut” will return the search page and nothing else but the page header info and no search results.

my worth

Edit: a screenshot of a search attempt:

-- It's only a dumb question if you ignore the correct answer

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Alex Lane

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#6 posted 01-27-2018 07:07 PM

Definitely broken. Just searched for “dowel” which should be mentioned in hundreds of topics and have a completely blank search result. Something wacky has been going on lately in more ways than just this. Maybe they’re dealing with hackers :-(

-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses

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Gene Howe

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#7 posted 01-27-2018 07:18 PM

Me too. Cricket, where art thou?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#8 posted 01-27-2018 07:27 PM

Maybe they are fixing it.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#9 posted 01-27-2018 07:47 PM

Well that’s annoying. Searching for a some ideas to borrow for a couple of projects and…nothing.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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MrUnix

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#10 posted 01-27-2018 08:30 PM

The search on this site sucks anyway, even when it’s working properly :-O

Just use Google. Add ”+lumberjocks.com” to the end of your search string.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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Slyy

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#11 posted 01-27-2018 08:39 PM

Yeah, my results, both mobile and desktop, reflect what Mike and Rick have both posted.

-- Jake -- "Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

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#12 posted 01-27-2018 08:41 PM

Yeah. Something has changed in the last day or so. Blank screen when searching. It’ll get fixed.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#13 posted 01-27-2018 08:45 PM

I had the same problem using chrome but after clearing cookies it worked again. And I do use ad block plus.

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Combo Prof

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#14 posted 01-27-2018 10:12 PM



The search on this site sucks anyway, even when it s working properly :-O

Just use Google. Add ”+lumberjocks.com” to the end of your search string.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

Yes excellent.

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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#15 posted 01-28-2018 04:42 PM

Mine worked just now. Chrome (latest) on Windows 10 (latest)

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#16 posted 01-28-2018 05:29 PM

Working but now I get ads in the results. Or maybe it was that way before, can’t remember.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#17 posted 01-28-2018 07:40 PM

I think you always got a couple of adds first, and the “true” search results followed.

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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Slyy

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#18 posted 01-28-2018 08:28 PM

Same now for me today. Seems to be working as it was before. Wonder if there was a fix or if it was just a temporary glitch?

-- Jake -- "Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

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John_

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#19 posted 01-28-2018 09:33 PM

Google has the ability to create your own “Custom Search Engine” (CSE)

For example, if you want an easy way to search Lumberjocks – you can use this CSE I have created for LumberJocks. Note, it will also have a tab for pics it has found:

Here is the link (note – it is perfectly safe, note the domain is google.com) It will take you to a google page with ‘Lumberjocks’ and a search bar

https://cse.google.com/cse/publicurl?cx=009259244668248463910:d1gnv6rdu4c

Example search for ‘taper jig’

and this is the image tab of that search

Where it really comes in handy is when you want to search a couple of similar sites but not the whole entire internet

Example – LumberJocks and Saw Mill Creek
https://cse.google.com/cse/publicurl?cx=009259244668248463910:pzdiwb278hq

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#20 posted 01-28-2018 10:04 PM

Nice,
Lj’s should just link there search box to that link. 100% improvement.

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#21 posted 01-29-2018 08:31 PM


I think you always got a couple of adds first, and the “true” search results followed.

- Combo Prof

Yep! That’s what I just got. 6 other sites, a line, then Google Search for what you’re looking for, all of them Lumberjocks.com.

Yes. I also get a Blank Page now & then.

Of course that also happens on the Web. A Bunch of Unrelated Sites that might carry what you;re looking for, then Google results of the actual Search.

Just to be clear it’s ALL done by Google.

Yes. I get a Blank Page now & then.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#22 posted 01-30-2018 12:52 AM

That is a great tip about the custom search on Google. I have bookmarked that.

Please explain how one creates a custom search.

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Alex Lane

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#23 posted 01-30-2018 01:03 AM


That is a great tip about the custom search on Google. I have bookmarked that.

Please explain how one creates a custom search.

- Redoak49


My method is a little different than the one above (I really like that one by the way!)
This can be used to search any website from Google. I’ll use LJ as an example:
In the search box type “site:lumberjocks.com coffee table” minus the quotation marks

-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses

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#24 posted 01-30-2018 02:08 AM

Works for me, always has. I use Ad Block Plus, UBlock Origin, Malwarebytes .

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#25 posted 01-30-2018 03:11 PM

Our search results are powered by Google.

If you are using some sort of ad blocker, it may keep you from seeing results.

-- LumberJocks.com Community Manager

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John_

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#26 posted 02-11-2018 12:38 AM


That is a great tip about the custom search on Google. I have bookmarked that.

Please explain how one creates a custom search.

- Redoak49

Sorry, I just saw your post

Go this url (you will need to ‘sign in’ with your gmail account)
https://cse.google.com/cse/all

You should then be on a page that looks like this:

Click on add and fill in the boxes
Example
Sites to search – http://lumberjocks.com (you can add multiple sites – a new box will be created for the url)
Name of search engine – Lumberjocks

Click on create and on the next page, get the public url

You can then go to the ‘control panel’ for your search engine and add some more options, like image search, etc

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Lazyman

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#27 posted 02-22-2018 11:10 PM

Noticed a slightly new issue with LJ search today…

  • Entered a search, got a list, and at the bottom are the standard links 1 thru 10 showing that there are multiple pages of search results. Note that there is a large gap between the links and the ad at the bottom
  • I click on 2 and the second page shows up. However this time at the bottom of the list, the ad (Shaker Door Cabinets again) obscures the list of pages and sometimes part of one (possibly multiple) of the search results.
  • Clicking the (Chrome) browser’s back button shows me the first page but the links to the multiple pages are not there, presumably under the (Shaker Door Cabinet) ad. Sometimes hitting the browser forward button will reveal the page links at the bottom of page 2 but sometimes not.

Sure makes it hard to use the LJ search capability.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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