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Can't easily search forum messages

PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:11 am
by glaucon
I'm having a problem with the bluetooth connection on my Macbook Pro, as preparation for the PA connection. But when I type in either the word "bluetooth" or "macbook", I get messages saying the search word was ignored because it was too common. That's ridiculous, I've never seen a search engine not accept relevant key words like this.

Re: Can't easily search forum messages

PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:31 pm
by psichel_adm
Were you able to make sense out of the Bluetooth troubleshooting suggestions here:

http://www.sustworks.com/pa_guide/btConfig.html

As to why keywords are not easily searchable, I'm not a phpBB expert or developer. If anyone is interested in helping to moderate or maintain this forum, I'd welcome the assistance. The forum isn't terribly large so every topic can be scanned in under a minute. It would probably help to begin consolidating the many Bluetooth questions.

Bluetooth is a complex radio system whose behavior is not always consistent in every environment. On top of that, there are bugs and limitations in the actual implementation, and Mac OS X is no exception. Unlike WiFi which borrowed heavily from Ethernet and TCP/IP to provide smooth interoperability, Bluetooth re-invented the entire network stack while borrowing driver concepts from USB.

In my experience, when your WiFi goes down, you don't blame your web browser. When Bluetooth goes down, you blame Phone Amego :-)

Kind Regards,

- Peter