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#1 A3

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Posted 29 April 2020 - 06:42

What's happening with the search engine? It doesn't work anymore, nog giving results or I get a website time out.



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#2 Tim Murray

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Posted 29 April 2020 - 07:03

It’s part of the current forum software problems - see the discussion in this thread:

View New Content bost again

The Autosport technical team are aware of the problems and are working on a solution.

#3 Vitesse2

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Posted 29 April 2020 - 08:17

As a workaround, you can use Google site search. I'd suggest looking for a particular exact phrase that you know is in a post; enclose it in double quotes and then add the phrase site:forums.autosport.com

 

So searching for (for example) "Reading up on some old F1 articles" site:forums.autosport.com will bring up the Motorsports ‘What If and almost’s’ thread as the only result.

 

Works everywhere except - obviously, as it's private - Paddock Club.



#4 SophieB

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Posted 30 April 2020 - 06:48

Search is still down but I'm getting emailed notifications of updates to topics that I've followed again.