slogworx
 member, 3 posts
 https://slogworx.com
Fri 12 Jun 2020
at 02:46
Search Doesn't Seem To Work
Perhaps I'm not doing something correctly, but I haven't successfully been able to get search results for GMs, Games, or rules that I know exist. Anyone else having issues?
nauthiz
 subscriber, 653 posts
Fri 12 Jun 2020
at 03:45
Search Doesn't Seem To Work
Are you getting zero results at all, or just not getting the results you expect?

Via the responsive site, I was able to find specific games by name, find games I know exist by searching for a specific system from the list, etc.

Make sure you pay attention to the search options you have checked.  When I've needed to use the "Browse/Search Games" section and had unexpected results, it's usually because I had the wrong options checked (or unchecked).
NowhereMan
 member, 368 posts
Fri 12 Jun 2020
at 05:30
Search Doesn't Seem To Work
quote:
When I've needed to use the "Browse/Search Games" section and had unexpected results, it's usually because I had the wrong options checked (or unchecked).


I often forget to uncheck the "Only active games requesting players" when searching for games by a particular GM or when looking at how many games are out there for a particular system.
Evil Empryss
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Fri 12 Jun 2020
at 05:51
Search Doesn't Seem To Work
I forget to uncheck it so often that I regularly curse that all the choices aren't "opt in" choices so I don't have to run so many repeat searches.
azzuri
 member, 540 posts
Fri 12 Jun 2020
at 06:12
Search Doesn't Seem To Work
Pay attention to spelling, spaces, and punctuation.
sean213
 member, 9 posts
Fri 12 Jun 2020
at 07:31
Search Doesn't Seem To Work

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slogworx
 member, 4 posts
 https://slogworx.com
Fri 12 Jun 2020
at 16:13
Search Doesn't Seem To Work
In reply to nauthiz (msg # 2):

I was getting zero results for specific games when I was searching by exact game name (yes, spelled correctly with identical punctuation).

It was the "Only active games requesting players" option. Thanks!
bigbadron
 moderator, 15899 posts
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 but mostly he's Ron.
Fri 12 Jun 2020
at 16:58
Search Doesn't Seem To Work
In reply to slogworx (msg # 7):

Is it possible that the game in question didn't have the "requesting players" flag switched on?
slogworx
 member, 5 posts
 https://slogworx.com
Fri 12 Jun 2020
at 20:46
Search Doesn't Seem To Work
In reply to bigbadron (msg # 8):

It did not. It was actually one of my own games. I added a player to it and they were new to rpol.net and having problems finding it immediately after I added them. Apparently it takes a little while sometimes for the UI to update with the games you are participating in. When I tried to search on my account, it wouldn't come up. Searched on my wifes account and it didn't come up, either.

When somebody mentioned the the search flags I figured it out after playing with them a bit. Again, thanks for the help folks!
jase
 admin, 3756 posts
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Sat 13 Jun 2020
at 02:31
Search Doesn't Seem To Work
Defaults are always a tricky one.  The logic (and I use the term loosely) here was that the majority of the time members would be looking for games to join... which generally requires the "looking for players" flag.  Happy to change defaults if required, but think it makes the most sense.