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Samm

Searching for threads by author

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Just a quick one;

 

On the old search engine it gave the ability to search for authors of content, but specify whether you wanted that specific users posts or threads.

 

Now the new one has the same function, but the "show as posts/threads" only defines the way it displays the results, as individual posts or as a topic list.

 

Any such searches only display a list of topics that the user has posted in.

 

 

E.G.

 

I've been trying to find renegadecow's old build threads, but to no avail;

 

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Roll mouse over RC's nickname on the top left of any of his posts. Wait until a pop-up appears.

Click the "Find content" button.

Switch "See this member's" from "Topics and posts" to "Only topics".

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Aye, good effort but I forgot to mention that search mode, it only goes back a year :no:

 

There have been 14 items by Samm (Search limited from 21-January 11)

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I see what you mean. Technically the search system does what it should as does the profile page. I'll see what I can do about finding an alternate way to expand on user posts for you. It may have to be a suggestion for the next sub version.

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Indeed, I just can't remember how and/or why the old search engine worked better! The thread list on profiles works just great if only it went back further than a year.

 

Thanks Arn, much appreciated.

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I can expand our profile search to past a year, it's just locked down to that manually at the moment to reduce server load. Want me to increase it to two years or are you looking for longer?

 

I'm looking to see if we can expand the adv search feature of the forums to include the ability to search by topic author.

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If it's not a pain to implement that would be great.

 

Would there be a way to make searching past a year a separate option?

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