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New "super" Search

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You may or may not have already noticed, but we have a brand new "super" search! I say super, as it really is quite super.

You can jump right in and try it by typing a query in to the search box:

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Previously the main search was powered by Google, but as support for this was recently dropped, and the fact it wasn't particularly good, we decided it was time to design our own search engine.

Dan, myself and Vassilis (one of our part time programmers), have been working tirelessly for weeks to create a new search that allows for better and more accurate content discovery.

Not only are the results more accurate but you can now refine the results in more ways and also see results from other sections of the website using the tabs as seen below.

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If you search from the homepage or any other article page, you'll be sent directly to the "All" tab, which will give you an overview of results from the different sections of acne.org i.e forums, reviews, articles etc. However, if you perform a search from the forums, you'll be send directly to the forums tab, same for reviews, gallery etc.

The red badges indicate the number of results in the other sections of the website. This is particularly useful if you search a section and little or no results are returned, you can see results from other sections at a glace.

The reviews section now also takes advantage of the new engine. Rather than being asked to enter a "Brand" and "Keywords" in to the search, you are now presented with a single box. This makes searching reviews much easier. Previously many users were confused as to whether they should enter the term "accutane" in to the brand or keywords box, now that confusion is removed.

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The new search is awesome! Only issue I've noticed is that when I go to the Advanced Search, anything that is typed into the "tags," "author," or main search field is automatically entered into the other two fields. Not sure if anyone else experiences this but I've tried it in two different browsers.

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I just wanted to say that the search function is not working for me :S at all. And I like to search for things, all the time..it seems when I search for something it just comes up a BLANK screeen?

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^perhaps you are being too specific? Search in general terms, then narrow with specifics if the results warrant it.

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Just want to give credit where credit is due - the new search is excellent. Very well designed, nice work.

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What I notice is when I use my kindle OR mobile phone in workes, but when I use my home computer (which I use most) it doesn't.

Im trying to print the screen to show you guys what happens but I don't know how to paste it on to this? And no, Im not being too specific Im searching for everything I actually used to search for.

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When you reply, click "More Reply Options" next to "Post". This will allow you to attach screenshots etc.

The screenshot will be very useful, thanks.

What's strange is that both mobile and regular website use the same form and results. But hopefully your screenshot will help us get to the bottom of it.

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Jeez that took me AGES to do that. Okay so that is what happens ^^ That is after I searched for "spironolactone"

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I don't know what happend but it has fixed! I literally just searched for something there just now and it actually worked. Thankyou :)

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