Search not working as expected

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Search not working as expected

Postby blenky » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:33 pm

Hi, I'm revisiting Newsbin after being away for many many years! I just tried the Usenet search function but seems to not work as I expect. For example when I search for the subject EZ2QgzFSzwN7RVBsqb4CUQ3w nothing is found. However I know it exists as I can find it with other search tools. Similarly for bdr-bp2e1 nothing is found.

Am I doing something wrong?
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Re: Search not working as expected

Postby Quade » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:38 pm

There are some posting types that are NZB only. They don't follow any posting standard and can't be combined into files in a normal way by looking at the headers.

What group was this posted too?
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Re: Search not working as expected

Postby blenky » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:10 pm

Hi, both are in the group alt.binaries.hdtv. The SuperSearch function in Newsleecher and the search function in UsenetWire find them OK.
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Re: Search not working as expected

Postby dexter » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:24 pm

This is in our database. It is tagged as being password protected so it will be filtered by default. Go under Options -> Settings -> Spam Filter Settings and turn off "Hide Encrypted Search Results" and you should see it.

It'll also be hidden if you don't have an active Search subscription with us. The "free" searches have some built in filters set.
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Re: Search not working as expected

Postby blenky » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:05 pm

Thanks that worked. I don't have active search subscription just a licence for the app. I'm evaluating Newsbin with a view to moving away from Newsleecher as development has appeared to have stopped on it. If Newsbin can do everything Newsleecher can I will jump ship.

If I choose the standard search of 500 per month is there a count of how many I have left?
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Re: Search not working as expected

Postby dexter » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:12 pm

blenky wrote:If I choose the standard search of 500 per month is there a count of how many I have left?


Yes, there is a search count under Help -> About. It updates after each search. Searches that return no results do not go against your monthly search count usage.
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