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When searching by name for a game, and also when trying to put a link to the game page in a post, the BGG website search function turns up no results. If you can actually find the game's page and get the numerical ID for the game, BGG lets you search (and insert a link) using that number (but not by name).
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Re: Boardgame Search (by Name) function not working!
Search function on the Front page not working either.
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Re: Boardgame Search (by Name) function not working!
Not just games, search for designers' names doesn't turn up results either.
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Re: Boardgame Search (by Name) function not working!
Ditto here.
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I thought I was having a really bad spellig day. Glad to see it's just not me
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Re: Boardgame Search (by Name) function not working!
Same here...

Firefox 41.0.2

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Re: Boardgame Search (by Name) function not working!
prrt949 wrote:
I thought I was having a really bad spellig day. Glad to see it's just not me
My first thought as well. But after three tries of getting "India" right and it still not working...
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Yeah, even if you type in just one letter, you got No Results
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rocksnrolls wrote:
Yeah, even if you type in just one letter, you got No Results
Seems to be working OK for me (Firefox 42.0). Front page and inserting links
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Seems to have been fixed, it's working again for me too.
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Re: Boardgame Search (by Name) function not working!
Wasn't working here earlier either - but I got what I needed by following links by "board game family" and the like.

But it seems to be working now.
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Agreed. I did send a problem report to the admin, dakarp, so maybe he fixed the problems. I will edit the subject heading now.
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Show's how much websites rely on the basic search function, in the end to get to a certain game page I had to jump through pages of Designers to get to Avalon Hill and then a few more pages to find the specific game laugh.

I think a dozen years back this site used to have a page with alphabetical indexing of games, can't see that now (and not needed in today's websites) but it would have been helpful a couple of hours ago.

Well done the admins for getting onto it quickly.
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BeerAndBoard wrote:
Show's how much websites rely on the basic search function, in the end to get to a certain game page I had to jump through pages of Designers to get to Avalon Hill and then a few more pages to find the specific game laugh.
Putting "vivajava site:boardgamegeek.com" in google worked for me to find the game entry for VivaJava, for example.
 
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