Howdy. So I was looking for a thread (Manda JO’s ‘healthy rules for relationships’ thread from MPSIMS, definitely less than a week old, if anyone would care to save me here) because I wanted to link to it in another thread. Searched for it. Didn’t find it. Changed search terms. Didn’t find it. Changed search terms. Didn’t find it. Finally I picked one word that I knew had been in the title (‘healthy’), searched all open forums (searching in title only) for the last 2 weeks (up until this point I had been searching one forum only, last week only, to try to keep the server strain low)… still didn’t find it.
‘Hmm,’ I think, ‘I wonder if there’s something weird going on here.’ So I look at the thread I had just been reading, pick a word from the title of that thread (‘diplomacy’), do a search on that word in thread titles from that forum (MPSIMS) in the last week.
Nothing. Now, I know this thread exists, and I know this word is in the title – I’m looking at the thing. But it doesn’t show up when I search for it.
Anyone else had this problem? Is this still the database-being-built thing?
Thanks in advance for any help or advice or commiseration about this intensely frustrating experience (actually it was kind of a relief once I figured out that it wasn’t just me being unable to find this one thread. Although I still haven’t found it. I’m going through the MPSIMS thread list one by one now. I will not be denied!).