The last time search stopped functioning on our archived board Yuku fixed it without cavil. Now it seems they’ve changed things. Just received this email from them:
I’ve replied to you in the search topic at bugs.
Search does not work on abandoned communities because the indexing needs to be triggered by activity.
Please start a new topic, plus make a reply to it in order to trigger the indexing. The search should start working within 15 minutes after you post a topic and a reply.
Yuku Support Management
They never mentioned this stuff about ‘abandoned communities’ last time. It isn’t abandoned, it’s a damned archive, as I made quite clear to them, emphasizing that as such it’s of great importance to us. Alas, it’s clear that they see no qualitative difference between an archive and an abandoned forum.
Dave, any chance of you posting a dummy topic and reply every so often just to keep the search function alive? I can’t see any other way round it, short of shifting the whole archive (and I don’t even know whether that’s possible.)