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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9240 on: December 14, 2021, 08:23:31 PM »
Seems like the original post doesn't / the search box doesn't search for those fields.
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9241 on: December 14, 2021, 08:24:29 PM »
Thanks, and I did get 30 results. Some were quotes but most were DansDeals. Want to guess the member?  :)
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9242 on: December 14, 2021, 08:32:40 PM »
Thanks, and I did get 30 results. Some were quotes but most were DansDeals. Want to guess the member?  :)
Him, him, him, him, or him ? :)

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9243 on: December 14, 2021, 08:32:47 PM »
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9244 on: December 14, 2021, 08:35:36 PM »
30 posts is a killer. Why canít there be a few pages of results ?

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9245 on: December 14, 2021, 08:46:04 PM »
Those posts have the text name of the author in their content. Seems like the original post doesn't / the search box doesn't search for those fields.
Correct.
Not good
Well it makes sense..
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9246 on: December 14, 2021, 08:48:05 PM »

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9247 on: December 14, 2021, 08:48:49 PM »
Is there a way to search one thread for all the posts made by one member in that thread?
There is a way to do this, but I don't think there's a form to do it. I can create a bookmarklet for this, when I get a chance. Else maybe @Yo ssi @etech0 or someone else wants to do it:

This is what the body of the request would look like:

Code: [Select]
search:-qzqz qzqz <--- workaround for the required term input
submit:Search
advanced:1
topic:16069 <--- example
userspec:collusion <--- example

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9248 on: December 14, 2021, 08:49:32 PM »
How ?
Makes sense that that's why searching by name doesn't find all posts. Doesn't make sense that it SHOULD be like that though.
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9249 on: December 14, 2021, 08:56:27 PM »
Makes no sense why searching a member only picks it up if quoted.

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9250 on: December 14, 2021, 08:57:07 PM »
Makes no sense why searching a member only picks it up if quoted.
I agree
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9251 on: December 14, 2021, 08:58:49 PM »
I agree
Wasn't part of the acceptance criteria :P

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9252 on: December 14, 2021, 09:06:17 PM »
Makes no sense why searching a member only picks it up if quoted.
Makes sense that that's why searching by name doesn't find all posts.
It wouldn't make sense for it to search for text not in the post body.
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9253 on: December 14, 2021, 09:08:25 PM »
There is a way to do this, but I don't think there's a form to do it. I can create a bookmarklet for this, when I get a chance. Else maybe @Yo ssi @etech0 or someone else wants to do it:

This is what the body of the request would look like:

Code: [Select]
search:-qzqz qzqz <--- workaround for the required term input
submit:Search
advanced:1
topic:16069 <--- example
userspec:collusion <--- example
Unfortunately I'm not familiar with bookmarklets.
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #9254 on: December 14, 2021, 09:16:35 PM »
Unfortunately I'm not familiar with bookmarklets.
Maybe we should have a DDF Toolkit chrome extension which would have assorted features (Amazon link generator, advanced search, etc.)

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« Reply #9255 on: December 14, 2021, 09:20:24 PM »
Maybe we should have a DDF Toolkit chrome extension which would have assorted features (Amazon link generator, advanced search, etc.)
Sounds great, though I'm not familiar with chrome extensions either :D
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« Reply #9256 on: December 14, 2021, 09:51:30 PM »
It wouldn't make sense for it to search for text not in the post body.
Why not? I search for emails based on content/sender/subject all the time.
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« Reply #9257 on: December 14, 2021, 09:54:57 PM »
Why not? I search for emails based on content/sender/subject all the time.
Databases (especially old ones) don't work based on intent.
It would make sense to have an option to search for keywords in the subject if they are advanced enough ;)
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« Reply #9258 on: December 14, 2021, 09:59:46 PM »
Databases (especially old ones) don't work based on intent.
It would make sense to have an option to search for keywords in the subject if they are advanced enough ;)
The point is that the intent should be to allow searching for posts based on their author's names.
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« Reply #9259 on: December 14, 2021, 10:41:28 PM »
@Yo ssi you're talking about technical limitations to the current implementation
@etech0 you're talking about product requirements

Yes, there are obviously limitations to how they implemented search, but they should've been smarter about the implementation and searched in multiple columns; it obviously wasn't a requirement hence they didn't implement it.