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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:23 pm    Post subject: Advanced Search Reply with quote

Hi all

You may notice I've added a new link at the top of the page.

'Advanced Search'

This is a google site search that hopefully is a lot better than the standard forum search.

Have a play and let me know !!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that is better, well done and thanks clap

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice....wow, that's quick Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In short - a huge step backwards - first of all it searches the entire site and you cannot limit it to the forums - hence it searches the registers, stats, anywhere within the site structure..

Neither can you set it to search for a set of words - it will simply search for every single individual word and list it.

Was this tried in any way before it was implimented?

It has simply destroyed the ability to search the forums for specific useful pieces of information and made every attempted search a mindless trawl through endless dead ends.

Sorry - but that's how non-forum specific search engines work.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

E24man wrote:
In short - a huge step backwards - first of all it searches the entire site and you cannot limit it to the forums - hence it searches the registers, stats, anywhere within the site structure..

Neither can you set it to search for a set of words - it will simply search for every single individual word and list it.

Was this tried in any way before it was implimented?

It has simply destroyed the ability to search the forums for specific useful pieces of information and made every attempted search a mindless trawl through endless dead ends.

Sorry - but that's how non-forum specific search engines work.

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Don't panic the original search is still there !!

I can also create another site search that only searches the forum (I'll do this just for you !!)

I'll keep you posted
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm nothing but efficient !

try this :

http://www.thealpinaregister.com/alpforumsearch.php
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way put all the terms in " " then it will search for the exact phrase.

"B10 V8 Spoiler"
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am I the only one who can't see what I'm typing because the box is just 5mm wide?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chas wrote:
Am I the only one who can't see what I'm typing because the box is just 5mm wide?

getting this too.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vblanche wrote:
Chas wrote:
Am I the only one who can't see what I'm typing because the box is just 5mm wide?

getting this too.


I'm getting a 20mm box ..... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Know what you mean - I don't seem to be able to change that easily

I'll let you know....
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