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where's the dsf google search that was stickied

Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:48 pm
by xtcvsmistycold
it was useful

Re: where's the dsf google search that was stickied

Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:50 pm
by wub

Re: where's the dsf google search that was stickied

Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:53 pm
by RKM
why is the search function here so weird

Re: where's the dsf google search that was stickied

Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:40 am
by wub
RKM wrote:why is the search function here so weird
PHPBB search functions aren't especially intuitive in general.

You can't search for words of 3 characters or less, which makes certain acronyms very hard to find.

I find it best to use the Advanced Search functionality, ensuring that you set the sub forum of whatever you want to look in, and if possible to return only threads with the word in the title in thread format only, for example;

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https://www.dubstepforum.com/forum/search.php?keywords=criteria&terms=all&author=&fid[]=8&sc=1&sf=titleonly&sr=topics&sk=t&sd=d&st=0&ch=300&t=0&submit=Search
where 'criteria' is the word you're looking for. So if we take 'cats' as an example that would be;

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https://www.dubstepforum.com/forum/search.php?keywords=cats&terms=all&author=&fid[]=8&sc=1&sf=titleonly&sr=topics&sk=t&sd=d&st=0&ch=300&t=0&submit=Search
Which would show all threads in Production, with the word 'cats' in the thread title, and display the results in thread format only. Unfortunately, the presence of the [ ] tags in the search URL mean you can't embed the link directly outside of the Code tags as it's trying to close a parentheses that isn't really there.