<Weird unicode characters thread issue>

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Re: <Weird unicode characters thread issue>

#31 Post by SYSTEM » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:18 pm

Andrew Lee wrote:I just checked the web logs, and they are legit searches. Some characteristics I have discerned:

1) They are mostly from different IP addresses with no discernible pattern.

2) They have different web browser IDs, from AppleWebKit to Firefox Gecko.

3) They are mostly not clustered in time.

I'm not sure what we can do about them. Suggestions?
Could it be that there simply is a link to such a search somewhere (and people are clicking it from time to time)?
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Re: <Weird unicode characters thread issue>

#32 Post by __philippe » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:37 am

Andrew Lee wrote:...I'm not sure what we can do about them. Suggestions?
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Re: <Weird unicode characters thread issue>

#33 Post by Andrew Lee » Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:51 am

Could it be that there simply is a link to such a search somewhere (and people are clicking it from time to time)?
A google for the text didn't turn up anything obvious.

Even assuming there's a link somewhere that links to this search, there's still no easy solution to this problem other than manual intervention at our end.

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Re: <Weird unicode characters thread issue>

#34 Post by Midas » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:20 am

Andrew Lee wrote:Suggestions?
  • Do such queries return any results at all? If negative, then they're just channel noise that can be filtered out... :arrow:

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Re: <Weird unicode characters thread issue>

#35 Post by Andrew Lee » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:40 pm

Do such queries return any results at all? If negative, then they're just channel noise that can be filtered out...
Actually, the current logic already does. But this led me to find out a quirk in the search logic that returned results for that particular search. That quirk was fixed, and the search no longer returned any results, so it should no longer appear in the popular search list.

Thanks for the suggestion!

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Re: <Weird unicode characters thread issue>

#36 Post by __philippe » Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:05 am

Minor annoyance neatly nipped in the bud... :twisted:
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