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Thread poster: John Farebrother

John Farebrother  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
French to English
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Feb 2, 2011

Hi everyone

today when I tried to search for some terms in the Proz databases, each result produced the complete list of entries for the language pair. Must be a bug, hopefully someone will sort it out soon.

regards


 

Helen Shepelenko
SITE STAFF
Please submit a support request Feb 2, 2011

Hello John,

Could you please submit a support request and provide a detailed description of the problem providing me with searching criteria used? This will help the support team to provide prompt assistance.

Also, please try and let me know if it works for you when indicating "Match entire phrase" and/or "Match whole words only".

Thanks in advance.

Best regards,

Hel
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Hello John,

Could you please submit a support request and provide a detailed description of the problem providing me with searching criteria used? This will help the support team to provide prompt assistance.

Also, please try and let me know if it works for you when indicating "Match entire phrase" and/or "Match whole words only".

Thanks in advance.

Best regards,

Helen
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John Farebrother  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
French to English
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TOPIC STARTER
tried that Feb 2, 2011

I've tried all the combinations, same thing each time.

 

Emanuela Pighini  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 06:32
Member (2008)
German to Italian
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Same problem here, Feb 18, 2011

I've just sent a support request.

 

Cathy Flick  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:32
Member (2004)
Russian to English
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tens of thousands of hits for RU>EN ... Feb 21, 2011

I think my RU>EN problem must have infected other language pairs... This sounds like my problem, too. I noticed it within the past few weeks, not sure exactly when.

When I try to search Russian > English for a term (in Cyrillic), it comes up with tens of thousands of hits (e.g., 28,732) which are useless. it's not entirely consistent, I think. But definitely a recent (and annoying) development.

I'm on a mac mini, OS 10.4.11 (Tiger), latest version of Safari for my OS (
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I think my RU>EN problem must have infected other language pairs... This sounds like my problem, too. I noticed it within the past few weeks, not sure exactly when.

When I try to search Russian > English for a term (in Cyrillic), it comes up with tens of thousands of hits (e.g., 28,732) which are useless. it's not entirely consistent, I think. But definitely a recent (and annoying) development.

I'm on a mac mini, OS 10.4.11 (Tiger), latest version of Safari for my OS (v. 4.1.3, build 4533.19.4). My interface language is English.

Peace, Cathy Flick
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Cathy Flick  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:32
Member (2004)
Russian to English
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still get tens of thousands of hits for Russian term search May 6, 2011

Updated from February: It's May 5, 2011 and the search problem persists. Now I'm in Snow Leopard Mac OS 10.6.7 (instead of Tiger 10.4.11) and Safari 5.0.5.

What's going on? It used to work fine for Russian.


Peace, Cathy Flick


 

Cathy Flick  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:32
Member (2004)
Russian to English
+ ...
the only way to avoid the tens of thousands of hits in term search... May 6, 2011

In case this helps anyone with the same problem, since it doesn't seem to be getting fixed very fast:

The only way I know to avoid the problem is to try to search outside ProZ, in Google: use the term (in Cyrillic) plus proz or kudoz as the search strings.


Peace, Cathy Flick


 

Alejandro Cavalitto
Local time: 01:32
SITE STAFF
Improved workaround May 6, 2011

Hello,

Site staff is aware of the problem with the term search, but it may take some time until it is fixed. I apologize for this.

I just wanted to say that a better way to search KudoZ using Google would be to make a search like this one:

(the term you are searching for)+site:proz.com

If you do that search, only ProZ.com pages will be searched. If you limit the search to proz.com/kudoz, only KudoZ questions will be searched.

Hope
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Hello,

Site staff is aware of the problem with the term search, but it may take some time until it is fixed. I apologize for this.

I just wanted to say that a better way to search KudoZ using Google would be to make a search like this one:

(the term you are searching for)+site:proz.com

If you do that search, only ProZ.com pages will be searched. If you limit the search to proz.com/kudoz, only KudoZ questions will be searched.

Hope this helps!

Best regards,
Alejandro
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