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« on: June 30, 2007 09:07:19 PM »

It seems whenever I do a search for ANYTHING, I always get a few pages of huge swap messages before I get any real project results. I know you can use advanced search and everything, but I think it would be great to not include posts on the swap boards automatically.

I know it's not a practical suggestion and I should use advanced search, but it's so annoying to type in "Japanese lucky cat" and get Cat Lovers Swap and ATC Swap as the first few results.
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2008 10:31:45 PM »

(well... at least I think it would be an improvement  Wink)

What if the default for searching was only listings of completed projects? One could select all boards in advanced search.

The reason I suggest this is because first time users may come to the site, enter a search item, and then become confused when only discussion topics and swap related topics are returned.

For example, I just typed "hello kitty" into the search field. The first three posts are all swap related. For a first-time user, that is like reading a foreign language.

My friend wanted to see examples of homemade books, so of course I told her to come here. Her first instinct was to use the search engine, but she couldn't understand the search results Sad I gave her the link for completed papercraft and bookmaking projects.

Sometimes I just want to see what people have made that has to do with some theme (e.g. Passover, the upcoming big Jewish holiday). I don't want to go into advanced search and select all the completed boards.... I would prefer to just type in "passover" and see some crafty goodness  Grin

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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2008 04:17:19 AM »

Perhaps another dropdown box like the Limit Search menu.  This one could say All Topics or Completed Projects.  Though, I'm not sure we could fit another menu up there. Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2008 07:18:42 AM »

Holy smokes! Congrats on getting knocked up!!!!!

Nothing like putting an ultrasound on a website with 134,572 members  Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2008 07:19:54 AM »

Cheesy  Thanks!

I didn't put it on here, though.  I put it on Photobucket.  I just put the link to it on here, haha!
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2010 09:33:46 PM »

hey guys-so ive been trying to search for things and for a while my searches were turning up items that were not really relevant-and then id search for a swap that i knew existed and it wouldnt show up, or at least not until 20 pages later!is there any way this can be fixed? its really annoying me!
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2010 04:56:33 AM »

Hi there!  Could you give me the exact search strings you were using, so I can reproduce the issue?

Also, have you tried using the Advanced Search?  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=search;advanced  You can select certain boards, titles only, most recent/relevant/largest threads, etc.  It's VERY helpful for me on a daily basis.
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2010 11:05:32 AM »

Yea, I definitely have to sing the praises of Advanced search.  It takes a little more time to set up but can really help narrow down results!
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2010 11:58:49 AM »

Hmmm I haven't used the advance search feature yet. Gonna try it. Oh and I searched for forest friends swap and it gave me the post I put on the new ideas board and not any of the past swaps
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2011 09:48:54 PM »

i have to agree. for a long time now i dont even use the search feature much because its so sporadic. i just searched dog diaper( which i know theres a lot of on here or used to be) and just cant find anything, even with advanced search. i like craigslists search system, you just type in two words and it matches pretty well. i looovve craftser, but the search makes me sad.
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« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2011 08:20:52 AM »

I'd suggest either trying quotes around your search phrase (ie "dog diaper") or when you're in advanced, tick ONLY the pet related boards. You could also try different words instead of diaper.
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« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2012 11:49:47 AM »

Hey there! We've just taken all swap related boards out of the boards that are automatically searched! You can still easily search for swaps just by ticking "include swap threads". Otherwise, they shouldn't show up! Smiley

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