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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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