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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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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2008 05:40:27 AM »

YAYYYYY! Grin
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« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2008 05:53:08 AM »

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« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2008 06:14:00 AM »

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« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2008 06:21:14 AM »

Alllllriiiiight!!!  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2008 07:22:14 AM »

Super sweet!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2008 08:10:39 AM »

Thanks Leah!
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« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2008 08:20:34 AM »

AWesome! Thanks Leah!
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my BF is so in love with Eddie Van Halen and even in thumbnail form I knew it was Van Halen...I was disappointed it wasn't a Van Halen project but effing thrilled with this improvement with the searching....thank you!.! now I am going to have to post some of the VH things I've made for my boy  Tongue
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« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2008 09:49:15 AM »

Yay!! That will be so much nicer!
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« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2008 10:21:19 AM »

Thanks for outlining this, Leah! 

There's always a good reason for adding pictures of Van Halen.   Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2008 10:33:47 AM »

Thank you so much Leah Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2008 10:36:43 AM »

Thanks Leah!

I have a question about SEARCH. I know there is an option of getting your RESULTS as BRIEF MESSAGES or COMPLETE MESSAGES.  Is there a way to set COMPLETE as the default, instead if BRIEF?
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« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2008 10:38:09 AM »

Sadly no. There isn't a way right now.

sweets4ever -- Can you add this to our feature request list?
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sweets4ever -- Can you add this to our feature request list?

Sure thing!
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« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2008 11:02:04 AM »

Van who? Oh, you mean Mr Valerie Bertinelli!

This is a truly useful feature. I too did not know about excluding from a search. Great stuff.
Is this why I have some access problems over the past couple of days?


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Yay Van Halen! Oh, and the search tips!  Wink
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« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2008 01:08:23 PM »

Thanks Leah & Sweets.
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« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2008 01:32:20 PM »

thought someone had made there own van halen outfits LOL

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« Reply #28 on: April 22, 2008 01:46:54 PM »

great!
thak you so much for the brand new "Phrase searching" Wink
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« Reply #29 on: April 22, 2008 02:24:45 PM »

way to get me to read a post!!! I was like "Van Halen Crafts?!??!!?!? YES!!!!"  Cheesy
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Thanks Leah and ... WHOA, look how young they are!!
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« Reply #31 on: April 22, 2008 03:38:13 PM »

Thank you Leah! You rock the party!
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« Reply #32 on: April 22, 2008 04:12:16 PM »

Thank you! This is a fabulous improvement!
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« Reply #33 on: April 22, 2008 09:11:43 PM »

What a great addition to the search! Thanks!
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thank the lords, you have just saved me from so much pain and anguish!
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« Reply #35 on: April 23, 2008 05:16:31 AM »

Hooray! And BTW, I just did a search for "giant felted disaster" and came up with two hits. I somehow was compelled to see if there was anything to find with that phrase.

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« Reply #38 on: April 28, 2008 02:49:46 PM »

I know it's been a week, but I guess I've been slacking in the paying attention department. I just want to add my thanks for this great feature! It's one that I know I have wanted for awhile, so thank you thank you thank you!
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