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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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Description
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.

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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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