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Offline VekseidTopic starter

Search has been restored.
« on: August 31, 2013, 04:36:13 AM »
For those not familiar, we use a program called Sphinx Search (currently running on the slave) as our search daemon. This is a powerful little application that essentially becomes the only option for searching major forums like this.

In not-too-technical speak, Sphinx works by sacrificing freshness of results for performance. As before, it runs on the slave server, because reindexing hits the disk rather hard.

The base index gets reindexed at 3:40 AM/PM US Central time. Thus, it may take up to twelve hours for a post edit to get reflected in the search.

The delta index gets reindexed every five minutes. Thus, it may take up to five minutes for a new post to be seen.

If the above aren't working for an extended period (posts not showing up after more than a day at most), something is possibly very wrong - please let me know. If it goes on for too long, I'll need to shutdown Elliquiy and Blue Moon for a couple of hours in order to fix it. We don't want that : (

Feature note: Using the search function up top while within a board or thread will search only within said board or thread. If you're in a thread and want to search the whole forums, use the search button. Conversely, if you want to search a specific board or thread, the fastest way is to just go to said board/thread and use the search box. : )



In completely unrelated news, we're 19 million words from having written one billion words (of two letters or more).
« Last Edit: August 31, 2013, 04:39:12 AM by Vekseid »

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Re: Search has been restored.
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2013, 05:53:41 AM »
Thanks Veks, that's awesome!

Offline Dovel

Re: Search has been restored.
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2013, 06:14:11 AM »
Thank you Veks for all the hard work you have put into this and everything else.


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In completely unrelated news, we're 19 million words from having written one billion words (of two letters or more).

That is quite a lot of words.

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Re: Search has been restored.
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2013, 06:18:16 AM »
Very cool. Thank you!

Offline RedPhoenix

Re: Search has been restored.
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2013, 11:40:03 AM »
Wooooooooooooooooooooo!

Offline Ember Star

Re: Search has been restored.
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2013, 12:01:55 PM »
dang it! You mean all my I's don't count? *shakes fist* LOL.  Thanks for the search function! Sounds handy!

Offline Formless

Re: Search has been restored.
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2013, 12:24:31 PM »
Thank you Vekseid!

Offline ObscureObscenities

Re: Search has been restored.
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2013, 01:57:45 PM »
As always thanks for your work Veks!

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Re: Search has been restored.
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2013, 02:17:42 PM »
Oooooooh, thank you for this much awesomeness! :-*

Offline Kyrsa

Re: Search has been restored.
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2013, 10:43:55 PM »
Thank you, Veks!

Offline Blythe

Re: Search has been restored.
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2013, 10:47:54 PM »
Yay, search is restored! It will be wonderful to have access now to the search function on a forum of this size. Thank you, Veks! ;D

Offline realisticwordweaver

Re: Search has been restored.
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2013, 11:25:08 AM »
Freaking Awesome. Thank you  :-)

Offline Oreo

Re: Search has been restored.
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2013, 02:52:06 PM »
*huge bear hugs*

Offline Falanor

Re: Search has been restored.
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2013, 02:59:43 PM »