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Wildcard Search Function

Post by SophieDophs on August 24th 2012, 5:06 pm

I note from previous threads that the Wildcard search function has been removed.
@MadFranko wrote:Like the title says this is ridiculous, after the recent shambles of Forumotion removing the ability to use the "*" character for those of us who NEED to display the most recent posts on our sites and causing me and many others great inconvenience, not to mention many days of hard work trying to find a solution and fix it...
@Darren1 wrote:I'm sorry for this. The reason for the removal of your fix is because the same error was being caused on the server.Leeloo will be by shortly to confirm, or deny this, I'm sure.
Leeloo wrote:It won't be put back again, sorry. I already told you why the techs have made this choice. The techs have only disable the wildcard function in the advanced search because it was a request too heavy for the server
Whilst I accept this, the problem I have on my forums is that I had set up quick links in the menu bars that showed 'Posts Last 24 hours' and 'Posts Last 7 Days'. These were created using the wildcard function, then saved as a tinyurl, and then added to Redirection URL in the Navlinks (under Headers & Navigation in the CP).

These links were vital for members that do not visit the forums every day and the links were more reliable than the 'recent posts' link, i.e. they didn't time out when members clicked off the search index and gave more flexibility.

Now the wildcard function is disabled, is there any other way to recreate the 7 day and 24 hour search in a link. If not, will the Techs be able to implement something?

Thanks.

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Re: Wildcard Search Function

Post by NaXuh on August 24th 2012, 5:09 pm

I understand that having those two options would be best, but what about the "Posts since you have last visited?" option?

It would be: http://yourforum.forumotion.com/search?search_id=newposts

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Re: Wildcard Search Function

Post by SophieDophs on August 24th 2012, 5:14 pm

@NaXuh wrote:I understand that having those two options would be best, but what about the "Posts since you have last visited?" option?

It would be: http://yourforum.forumotion.com/search?search_id=newposts
I have the 'Post Since....' on my site thanks, NaXuh, although I have renamed it 'Latest Posts' (which means the same).

No, it's the 24 hour and 7 day function that I am requesting.

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Re: Wildcard Search Function

Post by Sanket on August 24th 2012, 7:46 pm

@SophieDophs wrote:
No, it's the 24 hour and 7 day function that I am requesting.
I don't believe thats available.

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Re: Wildcard Search Function

Post by LGforum on August 25th 2012, 12:05 am

In your searches, and from the topics you got those quotes from I provided the answer.

There is still wildcard search functionality.

This thread: http://help.forumotion.com/t111338-wildcard-in-the-advanced-search-function#730411

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