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Report #:  107039   Status: Reported
Large numbers of dead links on search.
Project:  EDN Build #:  Website as of 2
Version:    2 Submitted By:   Nigel Hawkins
Report Type:  Basic functionality failure Date Reported:  7/10/2012 7:44:10 AM
Severity:    Serious / Highly visible problem Last Updated:
Platform:    All platforms Internal Tracking #:  
Resolution: None  Resolved in Build: : None
Duplicate of:  None
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Attempting to search on the EDN bring up lists of discussion forum articles which contain large numbers of dead links.

For example, searching for "codeguard" gives search results where only 1 of the 20 links on the first page of results actually goes to an article. The rest take you to a page that says "The specified message [number] was not found."

This 95% failure rate makes the search almost useless.
Steps to Reproduce:
1) Log in to EDN.
2) Type something in the search box and click the search button.
3) A list of discussion forum articles appears.
4) Attempt to read the linked articles.


Nigel Hawkins at 7/10/2012 7:51:58 AM -
This is searching from the box at the very top right of the screen.

Searching from the box that is center-top on the search results page gives a completely different set of results which doesn't seem to include discussion forum articles at all.

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