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The Search Function: Does yours work? ?

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FannyCornforth Mon 10-Oct-22 03:12:17

The topic of the search function has come up again in another thread.

I’m just intrigued (and a bit sad and boring) as to why it works for some and not for others.
Does it or doesn’t it work for you?
And what are you using?

It’s never worked for me.
Mobile site, Safari.

grannydarkhair Mon 10-Oct-22 03:15:45

It always works for me Fanny, I’m on the desktop option though on my iPad.

tanith Mon 10-Oct-22 08:42:18

I just tried to be sure and it works for me.

Juliet27 Mon 10-Oct-22 08:49:58

Works for me on ipad

ginny Mon 10-Oct-22 08:50:51

Never works for me. iPhone.

Grandmabatty Mon 10-Oct-22 08:52:25

It's never worked for me Fanny on my android phone

MerylStreep Mon 10-Oct-22 09:02:22

As you know, Fanny, it works for me ?
Can posters tell us what they get when they do a search.

FannyCornforth Mon 10-Oct-22 09:14:20

Thanks all! It looks like it could be a phone thing then. It’s an iPhone, previously an android, and it didn’t work then either.
However, the MN search function works/ed on both.

MerylStreep Mon 10-Oct-22 09:17:09

We’ve always known that MN is the rich relation ?

Pittcity Mon 10-Oct-22 09:19:25

I don't bother using it.
To find something on GN I use Google and type in "Something Gransnet"

FannyCornforth Mon 10-Oct-22 09:23:14


We’ve always known that MN is the rich relation ?

When they have their fancy new functions, which they seem to every other week, I always think; can GN have the old cast off ones, please? ?
If we had a voting function, there wouldn’t be a single decision I’d make without consulting here first ?

Casdon Mon 10-Oct-22 09:50:12

The search facility on Gransnet works on my iPhone, even when I’m not signed in, I just checked it to make sure, and on my iPad. It’s a mystery.

FannyCornforth Mon 10-Oct-22 09:54:04

Oh Casdon! You’ve blown my theory right out of the water!

nadateturbe Mon 10-Oct-22 09:55:32

It works on my Galaxy A52 and works well.

FannyCornforth Mon 10-Oct-22 09:59:00

This is what I get every time

Casdon Mon 10-Oct-22 10:09:06

I took a photo of my phone screen with my iPad to show you.

Nannytopsy Mon 10-Oct-22 10:36:14

Doesn’t work on my iPhone either.

AnnieGransnet (GNHQ) Tue 11-Oct-22 10:47:54

Hi everyone - it would be good to know what search terms people are using when they're not getting results. We'll look into it.

Thanks all for suggestions on the features you'd like to see - we're giving all of this consideration.

FannyCornforth Tue 11-Oct-22 10:55:36

Thanks Annie
As a test yesterday, I put in usernames and dates from a few years ago to today.
I also searched for ‘dogs’.

FannyCornforth Tue 11-Oct-22 11:00:36

Here are some screenshots from just now

Mollygo Tue 11-Oct-22 11:24:46

Doesn’t work for me (iPhone) I just get the no results answer, whether I put in a title which I know exists, or a date when I know I posted or a poster’s name.
I don’t use GN on my laptop as it’s linked to my job.

Casdon Tue 11-Oct-22 11:36:39

I don’t understand it, I type in any word, eg I typed Fanny yesterday as you can see from my pic above, I hit the return button on my phone or iPad and it comes up straight away. If you are also hitting return and it isn’t coming up on yours I think it must be something to do with the way the settings are configured on your phones?

Mollygo Tue 11-Oct-22 12:36:22

I can type anything re GN into Google and get more info than I ever needed. Just not on GN.

nadateturbe Tue 11-Oct-22 13:03:59

I put in FannyCornforth 2022
Sorry it's a bit blurred for some reason.

nadateturbe Tue 11-Oct-22 13:06:03