Pardon me for bumping this question back to the top. It may have been off the radar over people's holiday period. Or maybe I am a boring dweeb. But I am really baffled about how extraordinarily useless the search function is now. It used to be really good.
Originally posted by heinzkat That's a google problem not an RHP problem?
It's a problem with the functionality of the RHP web site and it is a degradation of service that is very unlikely to have been deliberate on the part of RHP. I suggest it needs to be looked into and the previous functionality restored.
Originally posted by FabianFnas But I doubt there is a better...
Custom Google Search is good for small sites but crap for sites with large amounts of pages (like RHP forums). People generally only use because they get a bit of revenue from all the Google Ads in the search results.
If RHP built their own search system it would be far more efficient and generate much more accurate results. However, it would be quite a big drain on database resources and would only work well if the database was well organised.