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Disappearing option of Search this forum

Jul 11, 2011 4:48 AM

There used to be a Search this forum button in the Illustrator forum, but now it has disappeared altogether.

 

While it was still there, some of us had hopes of its beginning to work again, some day, maybe.

 

But now it is gone.

 

What about other forums?

 

Any hopes left?

 
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  • Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 11, 2011 6:41 AM   in reply to Jacob Bugge

    I don't recall to have seen any such button in the forums I frequent.

     
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    Jul 11, 2011 8:58 AM   in reply to Jacob Bugge

    As far as I know, that is not a "global" option for the forums, it is something that the individual forum moderator must activate 

     

    Since the global search has been broken for so long... recently fixed according to another message I read... it may be that the individual mod has not put the "this forum" search back in place... or, the global fix MAY preclude a "this forum" search

     
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    Jul 11, 2011 9:01 AM   in reply to John T Smith

    Hi folks

     

    As a volunteer forum moderator I had installed the wonderful "Search This Forum" in the forums I assist with moderating. I recently removed all mine as well. As I understood it, this function broke and wasn't likely to be fixed anytime soon. So I removed mine because there were so many reports of it not working.

     

    Hopefully Adobe will be upgrading the forums software this summer and we will have improved search capabilities.

     

    Cheers... Rick

     
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    Jul 11, 2011 9:27 AM   in reply to Captiv8r

    >Hopefully Adobe will be upgrading the forums software this summer

     

    #05 here http://forums.adobe.com/thread/865474?tstart=0

    #02 here http://forums.adobe.com/thread/862372?tstart=0

    #19 here http://forums.adobe.com/thread/851578?tstart=0

     

    All indicate a forum upgrade "sometime" this year

     
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    Jul 11, 2011 12:59 PM   in reply to Jacob Bugge

    Jacob,

     

    When those "Search This/These Forum(s)" was active, they were added by the various MOD's, like John T. mentions.

     

    Then, Search broke again, and now I do not see them in the forums, that I frequent.

     

    Do not know if they will be implemented, but would assume that they will be at the discretition of the various MOD's.

     

    Good luck to us all,

     

    Hunt

     
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    Jul 11, 2011 2:41 PM   in reply to Bill Hunt

    When the forums are updated that widget shouldn't be necessary. The newer version of the forum software lets you select to search all or search the current space and below.

     

    Where the widget would be nice is in places where you want to search 2 or 3 different spaces that are not related hierarchically. So, a moderator could set one up to search both Photoshop and Camera Raw or some combination like that.

     
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    Jul 12, 2011 8:50 AM   in reply to Jacob Bugge

    >obvious question

     

    Grin... I think we would ALL like to know the answer(s) to when and which version of Jive

     
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    Jul 12, 2011 9:18 AM   in reply to John T Smith

    I'm sure John is very reluctant to state a vague time. Factors beyond his control change the date and end up making him look the fool. And nobody enjoys looking the fool!

     

    Personally, I'm just happy to know it is planned this summer...

     

    Cheers... Rick

     
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    Jul 12, 2011 9:48 AM   in reply to Captiv8r

    I can give you the version number, 4.5.6.1. But not the date. I had originally expected it to be in place in July, but now that we're almost half-way through, I'm re-setting my expectations for September.

     
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    Jul 12, 2011 10:01 AM   in reply to adobe-admin

    That would be great... just in time for all the new college students who are using Adobe products for the first time in their Freshman design classes 

     

    Does that upgrade to 4.5.6.1 price include automatic Jive updates within the 4x version... or is the Jive code customized for Adobe so updates are too difficult to just apply as received from Jive?

     
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    Jul 12, 2011 10:25 AM   in reply to adobe-admin

    Thank you for that update on the update - hm-m-m, say that ten times quickly.

     

    Looking forward to Search working better.

     

    I was just invited to take a survey on the Adobe Forums (Adobe sponsored, but 3rd pary survey firm), and Search was one of the topics with 2 - 3 questions.

     

    Hunt

     
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    Jul 12, 2011 10:29 AM   in reply to John T Smith

    Also, if that date holds, it will happen about the release of Premiere Elements 10.

     

    Should be plenty of opportunities to test the update.

     

    Hunt

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Jul 12, 2011 8:17 PM   in reply to adobe-admin

    Any idea whether there will be continuity with the massive post database that has been accumulated?

     

    I note that a LOT of people find posts here via Google.  I hope the URLs aren't going to change!

     

    -Noel

     
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    Jul 12, 2011 8:19 PM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    Can't imagine any reason they would change

     
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    Jul 13, 2011 5:40 PM   in reply to adobe-admin

    Can't imagine any reason they would change

     

    Great news.

     

    Some of us "old timers" recall several times, when the older posts got dumped.

     

    There was the aborted forum software issue - forget the dates, where much was lost. Some was saved to an archive, but the thread titles were all gone, so one only had page after page of "Post 15059686776," followed by "Post 15059686777," and so on. After a false start, the old forum was reinstated, but with the loss of the older posts.

     

    Then, there was Jive.

     

    Seems that I am missing a big dump of older posts, and someone will refresh my memory.

     

    Anyway, a lot of us rely on those older posts, even when a product's version number has moved up a few notches.

     

    Thanks,

     

    Hunt

     
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