Search enhancement request

Discussion in 'Forum Information' started by ban-all-sheds, 29 Oct 2014.

  1. ban-all-sheds

    ban-all-sheds

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    Could the Forum search be modified to default to the forum the user is in when he clicks [​IMG] Search?

    e.g. clicking it here would get:

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    This feature is already provided.

    Go to the index page for each Forum and there is a link, just above the table on the right, "Search this forum".
     
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    It's not the same search
     
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    How right you are.

    Have you noticed that the search engine does not do string searches, i.e exact phrase searches, even though the string is enclosed in "..."? I did a search for "ban-all" and it came up with the correct answers as well as results for "all" and "ban".
     
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    I've yet to find (since the demise of AltaVista) a search engine which searches for exactly what you ask it to do, rather than thinking it would be a good idea to be"helpful" by assuming you're an idiot and that it should give you stuff you might have asked for if you weren't an idiot.
     
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    Now that takes me back to when I had a dial-up connection and AltaVista was the search engine of choice - until colleagues at work started going on about how marvellous Google was. Tried it, and went straight back to AV.
     
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