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« on: April 21, 2008 06:55:54 PM »

Howdy all,

I wanted to let you know about an improvement I added today to the search function and to point out a few things you may not have noticed about how the search box works.



1. New! "Phrase searching"

If you put this into the search box your results will include any posts that have the words giant, felted and disaster in them but they could be mixed up within all the other words in the post:

giant felted disaster

But you can now put that same phrase in double quotes and only get posts that have the exact phrase:

"giant felted disaster"



And here are some tips for searching which aren't new but maybe they'll be new to you!

2. Specifically exclude certain words

If you want to search for posts containing "Van Halen" but you don't want posts that also contain Hagar (cuz let's face it, there's a big difference pre-Red Rocker and post-Red Rocker, right?), then you'd type this into the search box:

"Van Halen" -Hagar

3. Search only the thread you are currently reading

Whenever you are reading a thread, you can search only within that thread if you'd like. You do this by clicking the drop down menu in the search bar labeled Limit Search: and choosing Current Topic Only.

4. Search only the board you are currently reading

Whenever you are in a certain board, you can search only within that board if you'd like. You do this by clicking the drop down menu in the search bar labeled Limit Search: and choosing Current Board Only.



Some day we'll document all the ins and outs of the Search function but I hope this is helpful for now! Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2008 07:01:01 PM »

yes! I love you for this!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2008 07:02:01 PM »

yay!  thanks leah!!    Smiley

and i never knew you could exclude certain words.  that's pretty cool. 
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2008 07:09:40 PM »

Yay! This is awesome!  Kiss  Kiss You rock my socks Leah!
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2008 07:15:01 PM »

very nice!  I know I've been wanting that function for a while.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2008 08:04:44 PM »

LEAH I LOVE YOU! This is so awesome, I am so happy I can't even explain how happy I am.
Yes, the search function is really this important to me! Wink
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2008 10:49:20 PM »

yaay!! that's awesome! i'm so glad we can do search phrasing now, that will make things so much easier!
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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2008 10:54:51 PM »

thanks for the new features and the brilliant Van Halen analogy!! keep up the good stuff i love this site! Grin
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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2008 05:11:28 AM »

Faaaabulous! Smiley
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YAYYYYY! Grin
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