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Search never works for me

Discussion in 'About This Site' started by Freedom, Nov 27, 2018.

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  1. Freedom

    Freedom Peer Supporter

    Every time I have tried to do a search over the past few months I get the error: Unauthorized access to internal API.

    I am using Chrome browser if that matters.
     
  2. AnonymousNick

    AnonymousNick Peer Supporter

    I have Chrome as well. When you search from the forum it seems to go to that error. There's a tab just above it titled "results from our forum only" -- click on that and you'll hopefully get where you meant to go...
     
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  3. JanAtheCPA

    JanAtheCPA Beloved Grand Eagle

    Yep, Nick found the trick. It's annoying, every time I suggest doing a search, I have to add that bit of info...
     
  4. cdub

    cdub New Member

    Can Forest it? Who's the forum admin?
     
  5. JanAtheCPA

    JanAtheCPA Beloved Grand Eagle

    The forum software is a program that Forest continues to pay for (since the forum produces no revenue to pay for itself). And honestly, he is so busy with his career (not TMS-related) and with different TMS-related activities, that he simply does not have time to spend tweaking our software. For the most part, it works great, and it's really stable, which is a blessing.

    The rest of of us who volunteer as admins don't have access to the deep XenForo settings - our "powers" are pretty much limited to managing posts and users.

    I'm a self-taught techno-geek, starting in about 1988, and I learned a huge amount back in the day by simply clicking on stuff to see what happens. That's how I figured out the little trick to using our Search function - I saw the tab "results from our forum only" and thought - "What the heck? That might have something!"

    ~Jan
     
  6. Forest

    Forest Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi everyone,

    I've been working on this a bit recently and have made a bit of progress. The problem was that Google updated their Custom Search Engine code from v1 to v2. Along the way, they blocked access by the old v1 code which we were using.

    The Google-powered search software that we use has two components. I've done a preliminary job of putting the search results in, so you should be able to see it now. I may be able to get the search box code in as well, but it depends on how it plays with the rest of the forum code.

    Anyway, just wanted to say that some progress has been made but that more is hopefully forthcoming.
     
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  7. JanAtheCPA

    JanAtheCPA Beloved Grand Eagle

    That's a huge improvement, Forest - it doesn't look like an error anymore, and you can still choose the second tab to limit results just to the forum. Thanks!
     

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