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Mele20
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[bug] Find forum from All Forums doesn't work

If I type in the name of a forum in search on All Forums page, all that happens is that what I type in disappears from the search box. I am not taken to that forum nor am I taken to the area of All Forums page where the forum is located.

So what is search for? It does nothing. This is on Fx 10.0.12 ESR.
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When governments fear people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. Thomas Jefferson



state
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Type in the name of the forum (or search term) but don't hit enter, hang on a second or two and a list should appear.



Mele20
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Ahhh...that works.

Why is the "Go" button there then? It took about 4-5 seconds and who would wait that long with a "Go" button there if they didn't know to wait?
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When governments fear people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. Thomas Jefferson



tmpchaos
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It was quite fast when I tried it. The go button is to go to the forum you've selected from the list.



skj
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reply to Mele20

It took about a second for me and a list came up even before I finished typing.



state
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Not quite that peppy for me, IIRC, the few times I've used it there was lag.

Trying again:
Firefox 4-5 seconds
Chrome 7 seconds
Safari 6 seconds

Maybe the search term has something to do with it.



tmpchaos
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What term are you trying?


Mele20
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reply to state

"General Questions" took 3 seconds. "Security" took 6 seconds on Fx 10 ESR.

If the "Go" button is to go to the forum in the drop down list that you choose then why does the name of the forum appear clickable? That's a bit confusing and one reason if the list doesn't appear quickly one might assume "Go" button was to be used to get the list.

On Opera 12, both (General Questions and Security) take about 6-7 seconds to appear. Rant, Raves and Praise takes 2 seconds on Opera and Fx! Besides General Questions, the other one I usually am looking for using All Forums is one not available until you apply to belong and are accepted. So, when I put the name of it in the search box, a bunch of other not relevant forums were shown. I suppose this is why we are told to set up "favorite" forums instead.
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When governments fear people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. Thomas Jefferson



tmpchaos
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That field is actually designed to find forums by keyword, not necessarily forums by name. The easier way for you might be to expand all, then use (if available to you) command-f to find the name on the page.
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skj
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reply to state

It must be my peppy internet connection. I am using Firefox. Actually, it does take a few seconds to populate the whole list, but suggestions come up immediately while typing the search term.



state
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reply to tmpchaos

"Security"