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Old 7th September 2010, 07:53 AM   #1
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Default Forum search inefficient

Hello.

Whenever I use the forum search feature, I get plenty of thread results, but many of these threads have several tens or hundreds of pages, I don't have the time to look through all of them to find what the search found.

Is there a way to display the thread pages that the search terms were found on, rather than just seeing the thread and having to look through an indefinite number of pages to find it?

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Old 8th September 2010, 07:08 AM   #2
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Hi KT,

I agree wholeheartedly that the current forum search needs much work, and it's going to get fixed soon.

To answer your question, when you are in a thread there is a dropdown "search this thread" option at the top of the first post on the page.
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Great! Keep up the good work.

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Old 8th September 2010, 07:44 PM   #4
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Also, go to advanced search and then under keywords: "search thread titles only" Works like a charm.
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Old 8th September 2010, 07:52 PM   #5
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I may be wrong, but seems to me like the search machine is selective with whether you use small letters or capital letters

and it sometimes seem to only search inside a specific forum

if you go to a specific forum section theres a function search this forum
seems to me like it gives better search results
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Old 8th September 2010, 08:00 PM   #6
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Also, go to advanced search and then under keywords: "search thread titles only" Works like a charm.
Yes, but this would find your keywords only within thread titles. The OP wants to find his keywords in the threads, but have the search display the post within the thread, rather then have to look through 200 pages himself

Some search engines on forums, will display the thread your keywords hit a match to, but also show the specific post within that thread too. I agree that this would be a useful feature to add in here, as I too have simply ignored long threads for the OPs original reason.
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Advanced Search --> Show results as Posts .... It's in the lower left hand corner.
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Old 27th September 2010, 10:50 AM   #8
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Thanks Dan. It's so intuitive isn't it lol

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Old 27th September 2010, 11:44 AM   #9
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You can also use google by adding site:diyaudio.com to the search example
With google you can also search on 2 letter words
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Old 27th September 2010, 05:55 PM   #10
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If you want to search with google you can just use our custom google search which is basically the same as going to google and using site:diyaudio.com but you never have to leave our site.
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