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Forum topic by jstewart posted 2486 days ago 561 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jstewart

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2486 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: search

I often use the search button to find that most of the results are in the LJ.com store. Usually I’m looking for forum topics that discuss something like featherboards or router tables. Any chance you could implement some way of letting the user choose what types of results they want back? For example, I would like to search for “featherboard” in the forums and in blogs, but not projects or the store.

-- Joshua, Olathe, Kansas


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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2486 days ago

using the TAGS is a good option—but people need to be tagging the discussions with the keywords.

I think the current “Search” is just through Google so options are limited to the web/the site. .

I wonder if you searched for “featherboard, topic” you’d get the forum discussions first.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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jstewart

141 posts in 2677 days


#2 posted 2486 days ago

Perhaps Martin could just filter the results he gets back from Amazon. All of the forums results will look like lj.com/topics/... or lj.com/forums/... For projects, they all look like lj.com/projects/...

I love the tags. I try to put at least one good tag on everything I submit. Sadly, not all of the postings have them.

-- Joshua, Olathe, Kansas

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gizmodyne

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#3 posted 2486 days ago

That would be great. The search feature is not very helpful now due to the store crowding it.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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Martin Sojka

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#4 posted 2485 days ago

As Debbie said the search is right now implemented through Google AdSense and the features are limited. I will do some research about this. thanks.

-- Martin, http://lumberjocks.com | My Facebook: http://profile.to/msojka

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