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Asked: Aug 30 '12 at 15:23

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Last updated: Sep 04 '12 at 14:05

The search box at the top of the page in IQ disappears. I can still search the site using the SEARCH SITE box in the right hand part of the page though. Is it me or is it a software problem?

Many thanks in advance.


asked Aug 30 '12 at 15:23

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It is not a problem. The (old) search box at the top is intended to disappear on question pages. It is currently being dynamically hidden through Javascript.

The default search engines built into the software we use on IQ (and the previous software we used) were extremely poor and did not provide a good experience for the average user. As the amount of data on IQ has grown, it became clear that something needed to be done to address the situation since it was difficult for people to find exactly what they were looking for on IQ, even if they knew it was there.

The new search boxes, on the right and bottom of the page, are driven directly by Google searches and provide a much better and faster experience.


answered Aug 30 '12 at 16:05

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Simon Templeton ♦♦

@Simon Templeton Thank you for swiftly answering this for me and a big thank you for your work behind the scenes keeping this whole ship afloat!

(Aug 31 '12 at 13:40) Kate

@Simon Templeton Thanks for this - you are right - it is MUCH better than the old system!

(Sep 04 '12 at 03:45) Kate

I'm glad you prefer it @Kate. The new search should easily be able to cope regardless of how large IQ grows in the future.

(Sep 04 '12 at 14:05) Simon Templeton ♦♦
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