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 Post subject: using the search...pyramorphix
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:21 am 
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i try typing in, for example pyramorphix on the search. i cant get it to work. other certain searches also are not working.
i was looking for posts about the pyramorphix flip being sold on mefferts. when i enter pyramorphix flip, i get tons of pages with the word flip highlighted.
dont scream at me, im trying, but could someone maybe help me out with some tips on what i might be doing wrong? i never had any search related problems like this on the older board.


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 Post subject: Re: using the search...pyramorphix
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:18 am 
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Click "search for all terms"

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 Post subject: Re: using the search...pyramorphix
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:28 am 
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i have done that, as well as the other option.
search for all terms is already set as the default.
could you try typing in pyramorphix and see if it works for you?


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 Post subject: Re: using the search...pyramorphix
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:35 am 
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Hmmm. Pyramorphix is being ignored as a search term because it is apparently too common. Looks like I have to rebuild the search indexes with less stringent exclusionary rules.

That will take a number of hours of server churning. I'll try to do it as I'm working on the style, but if it gets in the way I'll stop it to focus on the style upgrade today.

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 Post subject: Re: using the search...pyramorphix
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:26 pm 
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Turns out that if a word is in 5% or more of the forum posts it is considered common and is not indexed. Obviously this threshold has to be set somewhere since we really don't need to search for the word "the". The higher it is set, the larger the search index tables get and the slower searches get.

I haven't done the reindexing yet... just thinking out loud.

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 Post subject: Re: using the search...pyramorphix
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:40 pm 
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1 in every 20 posts contains the word "pyramorphix"?

That's unbelievable...

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 Post subject: Re: using the search...pyramorphix
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It should be noted that 4x4x4 s also being ignored. It so happens that I was looking for this thread and was totally unable to find it using the search. (I didn't remember who made it.) Fortunately google does not ignore such words, and it was able to find the thread for me.


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 Post subject: Re: using the search...pyramorphix
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Fred Plateus had trouble finding something earlier, I managed to help him, but that is because I remember most of the threads that knock about on here....

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 Post subject: Re: using the search...pyramorphix
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Yeah, good point. More research required, then.

Things are going slow on updating this style. My kids decided it would be fun to coat an entire level of our house (and their entire bodies, inside and out) in drywall powder. It was funny for about 5 minutes. Man, that stuff is a pain to get off.

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 Post subject: Re: using the search...pyramorphix
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:10 pm 
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Sandy wrote:
Turns out that if a word is in 5% or more of the forum posts it is considered common and is not indexed.


yeah, skewb, skewb ultimate, etc., most everything i have tried searching for has the "too common" error, and wont search.
the weird thing though, is that when i searched for pyramorphix flip, it brought up an enormous amount of pages containing the word "flip" , which is surely a more common word on this forum than pyramorphix, i would think...


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 Post subject: Re: using the search...pyramorphix
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:51 pm 
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Sandy wrote:
My kids decided it would be fun to coat an entire level of our house (and their entire bodies, inside and out) in drywall powder.


entire bodies, inside and out? wow, weird and gross... :P

anyways...i was wanting some info on this "pyramorphix 8 color flip" from mefferts, feedback, etc.
i found out on wikipedia that it is known as the "Hoberman BrainTwist".
I want a pyramorphix more right now than any other puzzle (dont ask why, i just do), and searching on mefferts, i noticed the "pyramorphix, 8 color flip", and i thought it looked kinda ugly and i didnt understand it. then, after finding it on wikipedia as the "Hoberman BrainTwist", i am now VERY much intrigued by it. originally, my (failed) search on this site was before i found it on wikipedia, and was wanting to read about it by people that have experience with it, and i guess i am still wanting that.
so...any thoughts, etc. about this particular puzzle? is it worth purchasing, etc.?


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 Post subject: Re: using the search...pyramorphix
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:09 pm 
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The brain twist is more interesting because of its mechanics versus its puzzling challenge, but is still nice to have.

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