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Forum search

Postby SolidSnail » Thu 09.21.2006 4:17 am

I think the search function in the discussion forum should have the options to search in just thread titles OR in posts.
As it is now (search in posts) some searches are not efficient. Some keywords, like 'kanji', although appearing in a relatively small number of thread titles, appear in hundreds of posts and it is impractical to view all of them. This may even disencourage the use of the search function.
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RE: Forum search

Postby paul_b » Thu 09.21.2006 5:13 am

I'm half expecting a reply of "ARGH! Fusion sucks!"

Incidentally half the time when I'm looking for something here I do a google search with thejapanesepage added as a search term.
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RE: Forum search

Postby Infidel » Thu 09.21.2006 5:41 am

There are lots of sites where the search button is combined with google. So there is a checkbox, google (this site) or (the web). Maybe we should get that if the fusion based one sucks so much.

I've actually been using google a bit myself. Albeit not so much as Paul.
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RE: Forum search

Postby SolidSnail » Thu 09.21.2006 5:51 am

the google search is something different, since it searches not only forums but also other site pages.
Nevertheless, I tried googling "thejapanesepage forum search", and it didn't even find this thread.
What I meant is a search function to specifically find forum threads whose titles contain the search keyword.
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RE: Forum search

Postby paul_b » Thu 09.21.2006 7:12 am

SolidSnail wrote:
Nevertheless, I tried googling "thejapanesepage forum search", and it didn't even find this thread.

Well, duh. Just how often do you think Google reindexes the web?
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RE: Forum search

Postby SolidSnail » Thu 09.21.2006 9:03 am

lol.
But, anyway, it still isn't very practical.
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RE: Forum search

Postby Infidel » Thu 09.21.2006 10:12 am

If you don't want to wait for google, you can just do it yourself.
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RE: Forum search

Postby zengargoyle » Tue 09.26.2006 12:22 am

the Search page now has a Subject option. when Subject is selected, only the title/subject of the posts will be searched. the Forum Posts selection still searches both the title/subject and the body of the posts.
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