whenever I search the discussion boards "for "platinum china" my search result is:
Are there more word-combinations that give this result?
Are there more people out there who can reproduce this strange situation?
Hi ramoneur! Are you searching for a particular thread or blog post when typing those search words in? If you're looking for something in particular, let me know and I can investigate for you. I've been playing around with the search bar and have not been able to recreate the error message. I'd be curious to hear if any other Insiders, who are not moderators, are running into this same issue.
not looking for specific thread;
just for any thread with "china" and "platinum";
this combination of search terms still gives the "unauthorized"-result
maybe a weird result of Shina's digital firewall;
or maybe one of the search results links inadvertently to a hidden moderation subforum or topic?
Good Morning, ramoneur! While our team is still looking into this, we wonder if it may be helpful to search "china platinum" instead of "platinum china." Not sure if this would solve the issue, but perhaps a simple change may work. Let us know. We will keep you posted on what our team has to say.
other way around gives same result
maybe this has something to do with the correct question to the answer "42"?
Our team has informed us that the issue has been resolved and the term "platinum China" is now searchable for all users. Please let us know if you are still having issues with this search, or any other combination of words.
Thank you for posting about the issue, we are always willing to relay issues such as this to our IT team!
it is indeed resolved
(funny thing is, the specific search "platinum china" has this topic as first result; we may have caused a dangerous causality loop here...)
just out of personal curiosity, can I please be informed what was wrong c.q. what caused it?
I like ICT, databases, information processing, SQL querying (;-)), etc., and I would like to know which one of my theories about possible cause was correct;
hint/explanation can also be sent as a pm if needed ;-)
Hi ramoneur, we were informed that there was a bug in the system that caused this to occur. Hope that helps answer your question!
I am not a windows-fanboy,
(started with 3.11 for workgroups),
but it is amazing what Windows did for the market
btw (for all those who do not know; and I suspect bob to be one of those people who DO know ;-))
real bugs were real problems;
they were real bugs in machine;
the first computers, in the 50s, were the size of a house, with the calculating power of an 70s casio calculator;
constructed out of millions of semiconducting vacuum tubes,
where real bugs were, well, real buggers