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[Resolved] Search function dead?

fryske says:

Seems to return no results for a range of words - both in my photostream and all of flickr¬!
Posted at 12:45PM, 27 June 2013 PST ( permalink )
eMiLy @_@ (staff) edited this topic 66 months ago.

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waferbaby says:

One of the search boxes is having a Bad Day™ - we're on it.
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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Eli Bishop Urbex Photgraphy says:

Ok, glad someone is working on it, I had to come here to find out why I couldn't search for anything. I'll check back later, thanks for being proactive!
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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bad_juju2 says:

Bummer, I was hoping you were fixing the justified view in search.
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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ColetteSimonds says:

Search for groups no longer works for me!
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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harsh balance says:

Yawn......yet another glitch.
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339***Incognito says:

Yep, also searching the Help Forum gives no results - *Browser*, *Firefox* *Safe Search* >>>> etc.
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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billowy sign says:

Search is dead
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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mag3737 says:

Long live search!
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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Tambako the Jaguar says:

R.I.P. Search...

I hope that it's (at least) connected to an update to optimize the search!
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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Pianowerk says:

Confirming search does not work on my photostream yet suggests alternative search terms which also do not work. So it can see tags associated with my search term and display them as suggestions but cannot find any photos.
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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andyhutchcraft says:

5 weeks in - search on a photo sharing site is dead - awesome! (with more awesome to come).
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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Orbmiser says:

I'm Seaching for Search! :-)
How can I do searches related to lost search function?
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Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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giddygirlie says:

Same issue -- could not even search for help topic.
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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Petaliaw says:

Search doesn't work for me either. I can only see photos of my contacts and my own, and recent activity, but nothing else. I don't particularly like the new Flickr format, older version was more user friendly.
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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loupiote (Old Skool) pro says:

yep. i get a "bad panda" page, or a page showing no results.

NOTE TO STAFF: the flickr.photos.search API is also returning no results.
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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Orbmiser says:

Also just now did a search using tags and clicked on image to images photo page>Did the three dots Add to group function and getting "Something Wrong" when trying to post image to groups.

Man-O-Man! :-)
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Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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First PMT says:

We''re getting the "Bad Panda" too...
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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loupiote (Old Skool) pro says:

this search issue also affects all the apps that are using the flickr API. hope they'll fix that soon!
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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ColetteSimonds says:

Looks like Flickr is sick of all of us!!!
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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jakerome says:

Ditto!

www.flickr.com/search/?w=35387868@N00&q=pink%20dress
www.flickr.com/photos/jakerome/5512853757/in/set-72157632...
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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pocket.calculator says:

It really should be much slickr
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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Pianowerk says:

reminds me of the dead parrot sketch by Monty Python. Sorry OT.
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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Roamer61 says:

Not working. Please fix.
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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BourneFree says:

How about admitting there is a problem - PUT IT ON THE FRONT PAGE

Remember 'Customer Service' ?
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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rich_new_mexico says:

Search does not find flickr...
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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loupiote (Old Skool) pro says:

Good news: looks like the search API is now working again.

Hopefully the search boxes will work again soon!
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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David C. Foster says:

Same here.

Here’s the search results for “protest”

We couldn't find anything matching your search
Would you like to try a search for demonstration, rally, police, march or london instead?
A few suggestions:
• Check your spelling.
• Try more general words.
• Try different words that mean the same thing.


And when I perform the suggested search of demonstration I get no results and it suggests I search protest….with no results again…
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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Photoinfatuation says:

oh I see shoot I thought maybe it was something I did wrong thanks
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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Vicky GH says:

Same thing when I search for 'street'...

We couldn't find anything matching your search

Would you like to try a search for city, night, people, urban or light instead?

A few suggestions:

Check your spelling.
Try more general words.
Try different words that mean the same thing.


When I take their suggestion and do a search on 'city', I get this...

We couldn't find anything matching your search

Would you like to try a search for street, night, urban, sky or building instead?

A few suggestions:

Check your spelling.
Try more general words.
Try different words that mean the same thing.


I think they call that an endless loop :-/
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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we are Mallorquins says:

When do you plan to have the search function back?
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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modifacts says:

fryske:

I have not used Flickr in months and the new format seems to be twice as slow and twice as frustrating.......please revert to older simpler style!

Thanks in advance.......k.i.s.s............. keep it simple stupid!
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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Neil Fitzgerald says:

It's a fault? Oh good. For a minute then I thought everyone had followed through on their threats to leave Flickr.
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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Roamer61 says:

Haha Neil. I may hold off next month from renewing my Pro Acct if they don't get their act together.
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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chaplinfan1970 says:

waferbaby:

glad it just not me having trouble with search :)
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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*Margareta* says:

Neil Fitzgerald:
Hahaha!
I searched for water and suspected a bug, I'm surprised that it has taken 3 hours to fix. So far...
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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Epicyclic Transmissions says:

If it comes back displaying a justified view in endless scrolling... they should just kill it dead and leave it that way.
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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Ned Basher says:

It's not totally dead. If you type in "dog's dinner", the search function will direct you to one.
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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modifacts says:

I feel i'm being abused by flickr...........This site is totally useless now.....Thx
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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*Margareta* says:

4 hours now, you should have something to say, staff. Like that you're sorry it doesn't work.
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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mag3737 says:

Search has been working for me again for the past 25 minutes.
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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*Margareta* says:

Works for me too now. I still think they should say something like sorry!
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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Flickr Staff

eMiLy @_@ says:

Search is back to normal now. Thanks for bearing with us!
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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BlueFoggyDay says:

eMiLy @_@:

It's still not working for me.
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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Lú_ says:

BlueFoggyDay:

It's still not working for me.

What exactly isn't working in it? (It's not a sitewide problem -- I've been using search a lot today.)
Posted 66 months ago. ( permalink )

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A30yoyo says:

There's a more fundamental search problem with the justified display when large numbers of results are returned. Because there is no pagination the scroller tries to go on to 'infinity' and the search eventually stalls and crashes due to finite memory and computing power. For smaller numbers of returns (say around 200) with good connections and the right browser it can work, but the old search could handle any number of results by pagination.
Examples Convair 240 (115 results...works) and Convair (probably 5,000? results...collapses) in the San Diego Air and Space Museums 150,000+ flickr photos
www.flickr.com/search/?w=49487266@N07&q=convair%20240
www.flickr.com/search/?w=49487266@N07&q=convair

Convair was a huge airplane builder in San Diego, and at one time held the record for the largest corporate financial disaster(edit:short of bankruptcy )(The Convair 880 and 990 airliner program)...this may now have been overtaken
Posted 65 months ago. ( permalink )
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Patrick Costello says:

A30yoyo:

I just searched for Convair,
I scrolled and scrolled and it fetched and fetched. At no point did it stall or crash.
Posted 65 months ago. ( permalink )

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Argentem says:

A30yoyo

I searched for 'largest corporate financial disaster' and it started fetching oodles of photos. No mention of Yahoo.
Posted 65 months ago. ( permalink )

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amazingstoker says:

Patrick Costello:

I scrolled and scrolled and it fetched and fetched. At no point did it stall or crash.

What horizontal window size are you using? I've found the search is much slower and more unstable if the window size is 1920pix wide than if it's around 1024pix wide. I now only use search in a narrow window.

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Patrick Costello says:

amazingstoker: www.ipernity.com/home/amazingstoker:

1600 x 900 on this laptop. I'll try it on my widescreen monitor later.
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Argentem says:

amazingstoker: www.ipernity.com/home/amazingstoker

I now view Flickr in a tall window. I increase the width (in the help forum) until the horizontal scroll bar at the bottom just disappears. This is about half of my 1920 px wide display.

I understand Win8 users can't do that. I am so glad I bought a new PC with Win7 earlier this year.
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amazingstoker says:

Argentem:

I increase the width (in the help forum) until the horizontal scroll bar at the bottom just disappears. This is about half of my 1920 px wide display.

Yes, this is what works for me, makes a noticeable difference here.


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A30yoyo says:

Patrick Costello/Argentem...
2 apologies, I put the link for the all-flickr search for Convair not just in the SDASM archive , now corrected...
www.flickr.com/search/?w=49487266@N07&q=convair
this time my browser merely stalled on grey squares.... still don't know if it's possible to get to the end.

The Convair loss of $425m in 1961 was the biggest then recorded by a US Corporation not filing for bankruptcy
citation.allacademic.com/meta/p_mla_apa_research_citation...
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corautmorsid says:

Still not working for me. I keep getting zero search results back.
Posted 65 months ago. ( permalink )

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amused jam says:

Yep. Broke here. Again.
Posted 65 months ago. ( permalink )

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misscandydarling says:

Yes. Same here.
Posted 65 months ago. ( permalink )

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Polapremium says:

Not working for me either.
Posted 65 months ago. ( permalink )

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Florian Hardwig says:

Yes, search is broken again.
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MabelAmber️®***Pluto5339***Incognito says:

But meanwhile resolved ...again.
Posted 65 months ago. ( permalink )

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