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Dans Deals forum search
« on: August 24, 2010, 01:13:35 PM »
Whenever i put in my search terms in the search box, most of the time i get 0 results. only when clicking revise search in that new window does it find results. Also, after i do get results from the revise search button, if i put the same search terms back into the regular search box i get much more and different results.

Am i alone here?
« Last Edit: August 24, 2010, 01:16:58 PM by beej »

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Re: Dans Deals forum search
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2010, 01:18:53 PM »
Wow. I knew i had seen this somewhere. found it...http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=2447.msg23174#msg23174

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Re: Dans Deals forum search
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2010, 01:20:56 PM »
The search engine is actually extremely smart and powerful.

If you’re on the home page the search engine will search everything on the entire forum. 
If you’re in a specific board the search engine will only search that board. 
If you’re in a specific post it will only search that post. 
Easy as 1-2-3!
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Re: Dans Deals search
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2010, 01:21:38 PM »
Its not a fantastic search.

Implementing below the current search or instead would help:

Code: [Select]
<form action="http://www.google.com/cse" id="cse-search-box" target="_blank">
  <div>
    <input type="hidden" name="cx" value="partner-pub-7925127692422457:rlr45w-o3g4" />
    <input type="hidden" name="ie" value="ISO-8859-1" />
    <input type="text" name="q" size="31" />
    <input type="submit" name="sa" value="Search" />
  </div>
</form>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.google.com/cse/brand?form=cse-search-box&amp;lang=en"></script>

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Re: Dans Deals forum search
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2010, 01:24:10 PM »
Wow. I knew i had seen this somewhere. found it...http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=2447.msg23174#msg23174
ok thanx but still leaves one problem open. Why would the revise search button (which im assuming search the whole forum since you not on any specific page anymore) give for example 4 results, and then another regular search from that page (which also should search the whole forum) give 12 results?

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Re: Dans Deals forum search
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2010, 01:24:31 PM »
The search engine is actually extremely smart and powerful.

If you’re on the home page the search engine will search everything on the entire forum. 
If you’re in a specific board the search engine will only search that board. 
If you’re in a specific post it will only search that post. 
Easy as 1-2-3!
Is there a way to search a specific member's posts? Like I knew you had posted this before and was trying to find it. It may have been eaiser to just search posts that you authored.

Also, once we are on the topic, is there a way to search pms that i sent? I cant seem to find a way.

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Re: Dans Deals forum search
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2010, 01:25:36 PM »
ok thanx but still leaves one problem open. Why would the revise search button (which im assuming search the whole forum since you not on any specific page anymore) give for example 4 results, and then another regular search from that page (which also should search the whole forum) give 12 results?
Perhaps the "revise search" searches only the "board" you are on.

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Re: Dans Deals forum search
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2010, 01:28:12 PM »
Its not a fantastic search.

Implementing below the current search or instead would help:

Code: [Select]
<form action="http://www.google.com/cse" id="cse-search-box" target="_blank">
  <div>
    <input type="hidden" name="cx" value="partner-pub-7925127692422457:rlr45w-o3g4" />
    <input type="hidden" name="ie" value="ISO-8859-1" />
    <input type="text" name="q" size="31" />
    <input type="submit" name="sa" value="Search" />
  </div>
</form>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.google.com/cse/brand?form=cse-search-box&amp;lang=en"></script>


Thats a google based search of DD

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Re: Dans Deals forum search
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2010, 01:29:07 PM »
Is there a way to search a specific member's posts? Like I knew you had posted this before and was trying to find it. It may have been eaiser to just search posts that you authored.

Also, once we are on the topic, is there a way to search pms that i sent? I cant seem to find a way.
Yes and yes:
http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?action=search
http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?action=pm;sa=search
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Re: Dans Deals forum search
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2010, 01:33:15 PM »
Yes and yes:
http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?action=search
http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?action=pm;sa=search
The first one works. Dont know how i missed that.
The second one allows you to search your PM "inbox". I was asking about searching the PM "outbox"?

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Re: Dans Deals forum search
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2010, 01:33:57 PM »
Perhaps the "revise search" searches only the "board" you are on.
you are right i just did a test and after searching the words credit card from the current thread i got nothing. but the revise search page still had me under the "general discussions" board as highlighted below

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Re: Dans Deals forum search
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2010, 01:35:04 PM »
The first one works. Dont know how i missed that.
The second one allows you to search your PM "inbox". I was asking about searching the PM "outbox"?
Interesting, that seems like a bug.
You can PM Eli and maybe when he has the time he'll be able to look for a fix.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Dans Deals forum search
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2010, 01:52:10 PM »
You can always searsh google and insert site:dansdeals.com/forum after the search term. I do it all the time.

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Re: Dans Deals forum search
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2010, 02:36:07 PM »
thats what my code does.

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Re: Dans Deals forum search
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2010, 03:15:08 PM »
I figured as much. But this was what the OP can do.

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Re: Dans Deals forum search
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2010, 02:07:55 PM »
Interesting, that seems like a bug.
You can PM Eli and maybe when he has the time he'll be able to look for a fix.
It's not a bug, just the way the forums work. And I don't want to mess around with the code and possibly mess things up so we're just gonna leave it for now.
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