Customize Text Content Search results missing


(Robert McIntosh) #1

I’ve tried, at various stages, to review and customise the text in the Narrative Bot process. Each time I failed to find the relevant files and became frustrated.

I have now realised that when you do a search in the ‘Text Content’ admin page, it only lists (I believe) the first 50 results. There is no pagination to search beyond this list, but no indication that there are further results or how to filter that list. Is this intentional?

Since there is no clear list of narrative bot filenames (that I know of), I simply searched for narrative and the majority of results relate to 8-ball and quotes. I couldn’t see a single relevant file.

Thankfully I found a link to part of the discobot welcome message, and using that insight I searched for new_user_narrative instead to find a whole list of text elements that I had never found before.

Is it correct that search results should be limited to the Top 50 with no indication that there were more results not showing?

Also, regarding the Narrative Bot, would it be possible to pull this process together in some way, or give some list of filenames and order, so we can edit it with a clear overview?


(Daniela) #2

Sincerly I’ve zero difficult to find the text to translate or change inside the text content and I’ve never had 50 results to check.
When I don’t know the strings , I search for text or terms first (e.g. the first message of discobot is: “Thanks for joining Discourse Meta, and welcome!”, so I can search “Thanks for joining” with only 2 results:


(Robert McIntosh) #3

If you know the text, that works. I did not have it specifically (in this case) but knew more or less what the code name should be, so searched for that.

I was not aware that I would be limited to 50 results, so when I found a long list of results, none of which contained the file(s) I was looking for, I was confused.

I just think it should be clear that these are not all the results, especially since I don’t think the search box uses Boolean and so you can’t use key terms, only exact text search


(Daniela) #4

I don’t know if this is the correct way but you can search the strings that you can find on github for discobot.

For example take a look on the lines 147 and 148, you can search “reset_trigger” and “cert_title” and so on

For the rest, you have to wait for a team member to answer you, sorry.


(Jeff Atwood) #6

Ooops wait a minute, I think I got a little too excited answering my search terms! I don’t think this is fixed, apologies :frowning:


(Robert McIntosh) #7

Ah, I assumed it wasn’t working for me since it might not be updated on our site yet - will await further instructions :slight_smile: