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cgottsch

I was wondering if there was advanced searching, as i can't find info on searching syntax.  If advanced searching isn't available, will it be likely it will be added in the future?

By advanced searching, i mean options like what fields to search (subject, author) or maybe date ranges.  Right now it seems that searching looks for any of the words provided in any order in any text anywhere in the forum.  Which isn't useful if i'm looking for something specific that uses multiple general words to describe.

I could just look at all the posts in the related subforum, but each subforum has pages and pages and pages and it would be much quicker if i could choose the forum and where to search and such.

codlink

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Apr 16, 2013, 11:19 pm Last Edit: Apr 16, 2013, 11:25 pm by codlink Reason: 1
No, there isn't an advanced search here.  But, you could use google to help searching the forum

Go to:  http://www.google.com/advanced_search?hl=en
put in key search words,
use site or domain:  http://arduino.cc/forum
or in a google search box put key words site:http://arduino.cc/forum

For example, search "stepper driver site:http://arduino.cc/forum" brings up hits only for the forum.  You can also narrow the search to individual sections by adding to the link i.e. "stepper driver site:http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/board,11.0.html"  (for the Networking, Protocols... Section)
//LiNK

SurferTim

Sure there is. Login and select "Search" at the top of the page next to "My Messages". Isn't that good enough?

codlink


Sure there is. Login and select "Search" at the top of the page next to "My Messages". Isn't that good enough?



I don't think it's good enough, IMO.  Have more than 2 words in the search box and you will never find what you're looking for.  There are no search parameters like using quotes for a phrase.

I like the simple and clean layout, but there are ways to make this forum work better for the members, and I don't understand why no one has implemented any upgrades.  I believe that, a site should always be moving forward. 

I have 3 sites of my own and always looking to improve their functionality. 
//LiNK

WizenedEE

By advanced searching, i mean options like what fields to search (subject, author) or maybe date ranges. 
There is: http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php?action=search

codlink


There is: http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php?action=search


Well, I'll be a monkeys uncle.  Never knew that search page was here.  Thanks, bookmarked!
//LiNK

WizenedEE



There is: http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php?action=search


Well, I'll be a monkeys uncle.  Never knew that search page was here.  Thanks, bookmarked!

It's also at the top of every page, even when you scroll down, right between "logged in as ..." and "My messages"

codlink

But it's not advanced..
//LiNK

WizenedEE


codlink

Ah, so there it is.  Somewhere that nobody can find it. 
//LiNK

WizenedEE


Ah, so there it is.  Somewhere that nobody can find it. 
I don't see how being one of the six links at the top of every page on the forums that follows you around and being labeled "search" is hard to find.

SurferTim


Ah, so there it is.  Somewhere that nobody can find it. 

Only if you did not read reply #2.

codlink

Funny..  I guess you guys are the smart ones.  Can I be your friend?
//LiNK

SurferTim

My bad. I forgot to end that with  :)

If you haven't noticed, the search function has one annoying feature, at least to me. If you search for something and select one on the items, when you press the back button, it gets weird about the reload. It isn't too bad unless you have gone a few pages forward to find the item you want, but "back" sends you back to page 1.  :~

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