@rra @320x200 "Searching posts by their content is not enabled on this Mastodon server." did you deactivate this function for a reason?

@entreprecariat @320x200 it is not enabled by default. Enabling it requires elasticsearch which is a bit too heavy for our current infra

@rra @320x200 yeah, I guessed so… then I'm glad I can easily retrieve content from my mastodontic thread :)

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@entreprecariat @rra It's a real shame though, but requirements are simply not reasonable for most instances.

elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsea

I'm not familiar enough with this software, but it seems that it's essentially designed for very very very large amounts of data and fast/instant real-time search. Small instances running on modest servers do not fit in this picture sadly, feels like it's a rather painful blind spot of the project.

At a quick glance, the only relevant issue I found was this

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

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@320x200 @entreprecariat @rra Is this any better or different on other fedi systems like pleroma?

Even on instances where it works I find it not very usable. I'd like to be able to search in certain contexts like my own posts or by a certain user or posts I have seen or faved but these constraints do not seem to exist.

@praxeology @entreprecariat @rra no idea if/how does that. But I think/recall that was planning to drop elasticsearch?

@320x200 Mentioned in a different thread that the android client Fedilab has a function to index and search your own toots btw @praxeology @entreprecariat

@praxeology @320x200 @entreprecariat @rra

On the instances where search is active, the constraints are that one can only search there own posts (to prevent abuse).

From the documentation: "Mastodon’s full-text search allows logged in users to find results from their own toots, their favourites, and their mentions."

https://docs.joinmastodon.org/admin/optional/elasticsearch/

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