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Forum topic by Slyy posted 01-27-2018 05:59 PM 1304 views 0 times favorited 32 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Slyy

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01-27-2018 05:59 PM

I’ve seen a few others having this issue.

It seems that, no matter what I search for in the LJ’s search box, I keep getting blank search returns where nothing is displayed under the search window. I noticed this beginning yesterday, 1/26/2018.

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


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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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Gilley23

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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 :-(

-- Alex...builder of wooden wings for vintage sport biplanes...I'm your wingman :)

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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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Woodknack

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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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Lazyman

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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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#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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Andybb

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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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