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Search word can only contain........

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LadyScozz Report 23 Apr 2012 04:17

searching for something on a board, I got this message:

Search word can only contain alphanumeric characters, hypens(-) or apostrophes (')

I didn't have ANY characters other than alphabet

I didn't have a hypen (not my spelling) or an apostrophe either


Reggie Report 23 Apr 2012 08:24

And you're surprised?

The site is a total shambles


LadyScozz Report 23 Apr 2012 09:45

lol Reggie..... :-D

I'm still laughing at the "hypen"


Estelle Advisor Report 23 Apr 2012 11:40

Hi Catherine, the search box works for me. Could you please let me know the words you used in the search box and I'll test it for you.

I will also report the typo.

Kind regards



KenSE Report 23 Apr 2012 15:16

Did you have a space in it Scozzie? Even if you ended the search word with a space it will reject it.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 23 Apr 2012 18:59

Same happened to me; all I had input was tip of the day


jax Report 23 Apr 2012 21:14

I have just searched for jax as there would be quite a few as I sometimes sign jax or someone says thank you jax.......over 1000 posts

First one on the list was dated march 2012 and was something to do with me, but the rest of the 1st page went back to 2007 and related to someone else who had jax in her board name. Why are all these old threads coming up first?



LadyScozz Report 24 Apr 2012 00:29

must have been the space........... I tried it again with John Smith........

I didn't want to put the name here because he's a living person (he added his full name to his post)


LadyScozz Report 24 Apr 2012 00:34

oops............ better explanation.........

On Home Page, discussion about Scotland.......... go to that......... there isn't a box for search, you have to click on (can't remember) something else to search.......I did that and a search box came up.........I had tried a few names........ no problem, but when I tried to find a message I had read (typing in the two names on the post) I got the alphanumeric message

more than one word and you get the "hypen" message


jax Report 24 Apr 2012 00:43

It does say single words or hyphenated words like Bishops-Stortford


LadyScozz Report 24 Apr 2012 01:06

I'll go clean my specs :-D

At least I've helped......... got the typo fixed lol