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The search bar does not work!

From the explore page (https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/) I tried to use the search bubble at the top right. I typed USB charger for example, and it takes me to a search page (https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/?sort=none&q=usb+charger) but that page only has a grey bar with the words "Let's make 'USB charger' with an option to choose different categories, e.g. everything, technology, etc... That page doesn't show any search results. It appears to be the main search page, because it has a little magnifying glass button after the text, but when I click it, it just returns me back to the "Explore" page cited above. I can't figure out how to search the site. 

Also I tried to attach a screenshot but neither the new uploader nor the "old" uploader are responding to my clicks.

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mikeasaurus3 years ago
Any script-blocking add-on that prevent any portion of the page to load can create these results. Completely disable all browser add-ons, log out, clear your browser cache, refresh the page and log back in.

Then try your search again.
I turned off the adblock and such; still doesn't like me. I'm using Chrome on WinXP.
Any script-blocking add-on that prevent any portion of the page to load can create these results. Completely disable all browser add-ons, log out, clear your browser cache, refresh the page and log back in.

Then try your search again.
I think it's my adblocker.........
Ditto, I've gotten so frustrated with the search; sometimes it works but mostly not.
quikcrv3 years ago
I found that neither the search box nor the search bar either one will work in Insturctables if you have Tracking Protection turned on in Internet Explorer.
You can turn off Tracking Protection when it is on by clicking on the blue circle with the line across it, seen in the address bar of Internet Explorer and then clicking on 'Turn off Tracking Protection' from the drop down menu.
I left my Pop-up blocker and all my add-ons running and found that Insturctables search will work just fine with them on, as long as you turn off the Tracking Protection.
Kiteman3 years ago
Works for me - what operating system and browser are you using?
waslater (author)  Kiteman3 years ago
OSX 10.8.4 and Safari 6.0.5.

I just tried it, and it works on Chrome 28.0.1500.95. I tried the same search in Safari, and it appears that the results page (https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/?sort=none&q=usb+charger) is not populating with search results. It just shows up blank.
I've checked in Firefox, Chrome & default Android on my tablet, and iOS on my iPod, and they all work.

Have you got any add-ons running that affect what is displayed, such as an adblocker?
waslater (author)  waslater3 years ago
In fact lots of page elements don't appear to be working properly for me in Safari. The Post and preview buttons were non responsive, as well as the file uploaders mentioned before. I just switched over to Chrome and now everything is working fine. I know this isn't by design though...