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Forum topic by CL810 posted 02-06-2013 04:01 PM 537 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CL810

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02-06-2013 04:01 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource

Cast your vote!

A search tool that would enable us to search within a thread would be EXTREMELY helpful. There are a number of threads that have thousands of comments. They contain an incredible amount of great information. But they are so long it is becoming all but impossible to find where certain topics are covered within that thread.

I know this has been suggested before but I just wanted to add myself to the number of requests for it.

Hope others add their vote as well.

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."


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zwwizard

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#1 posted 02-06-2013 05:01 PM

Also it would be nice to be able to search the SHOPS by state.

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#2 posted 02-06-2013 05:14 PM

Just navigate to a thread, press CONTROL + F in your browser and enter your search criteria. It will be highlighted.

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#3 posted 02-06-2013 07:35 PM

I just experimented with CTRL-F and it does not search the entire thread; it only searches the current page. HPOYD has over 500 pages so searching each page is not much of an option.

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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#4 posted 02-06-2013 07:41 PM

Here’s a way to search a thread.

I went to the workbench thread and copied this url:

http://lumberjocks.com/replies/on/1586054

Actually I copied it thus:

lumberjocks.com/replies/on/1586054

Then I go to Google.com

Then I type this:

site:

Then I paste the url behind:

site:lumberjocks.com/replies/on/1586054

Then after that I type a word I want to get all the
results for:

site:lumberjocks.com/replies/on/1586054 roubo

And that advanced search yields 31 results.

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#5 posted 02-06-2013 07:48 PM

Loren, I tried that and the results were just about worthless in my view. Not only were some completely unrelated the results take you to the individual member’s topics page. You then have to hunt through that page to find the members topic and then go to it.

Just suppose we had a thread search feature built into Lumberjocks, wouldn’t that be nicer?

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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#6 posted 02-06-2013 07:59 PM

You must doing something different then from what I do. It
doesn’t pull up member topic pages when I run these
sorts of searches, it goes to thread pages.

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#7 posted 02-06-2013 08:09 PM

Loren’s method is the way to do it. It worked for me.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#8 posted 02-06-2013 08:18 PM

Loren’s right I was typing in the topic number and not the number for view all replies. But I still find that extremely cumbersome. Think about it, wouldn’t it be better to have a search tool built in that would take you through the thread. Kinda like the search in MS Word were it shows you each find and you click next to see the next one? Or display a summary of the search results. Geez.

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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#9 posted 02-06-2013 09:09 PM

I like that idea. Go into a thread and have a little box near the top that’s something like “Search thread.” Sounds like a good idear to me.

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#10 posted 02-06-2013 10:04 PM

does the “find” not work when you click on the “view all comments”?

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#11 posted 02-06-2013 10:44 PM

Debbie -

The results are for the entire LJ site, not just the thread.

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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#12 posted 02-07-2013 10:26 AM

I’ll add it to our list to discuss.

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

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#13 posted 02-07-2013 02:43 PM

Thank you Debbie!

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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