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Another suggestion for better search function

Post by Brad38 on November 29th 2008, 1:20 am

First topic message reminder :

I know this has been mentioned before, but we really need to have the search function work properly on our forums. All words should be able to be searched in a phrase and bring up appropriate results. This is something that many members have complained about for as long as I've been here.

Please vote for this, I think it's one of the most important and basic things we need to have fixed.

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Re: Another suggestion for better search function

Post by Darren1 on August 19th 2010, 9:44 am

Alas!
Don't get your hopes up too high, Until forumotion changes the base coding this won't happen for a while....

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Re: Another suggestion for better search function

Post by Kerry Kistler on September 20th 2010, 8:49 pm

YES! This is not an exotic request but a basic function in an information age. We need to give our members the ability to find a target word within posts not just post titles.

Why the delay on this???

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Re: Another suggestion for better search function

Post by Chimi on October 5th 2010, 11:40 pm

I registered specifically so I can vote for this feature.

Being unable to search on words in the body of a post is basically making the search box useless for our forum.

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Re: Another suggestion for better search function

Post by Brad38 on January 29th 2011, 4:21 am

Bumping up. I hope that we can get more votes for a better internal search for our boards. Some of us use our forums for sharing information and a proper search is vital for our members to find things they are looking for.

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Re: Another suggestion for better search function

Post by Brad38 on February 11th 2011, 8:09 pm

Bumping up! Smile

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Re: Another suggestion for better search function

Post by Strangelove on February 13th 2011, 1:24 pm

Voted yes. Really need this badly.

In the mean time does anyone know of an externally made search widget we can add to the forum as a workaround?

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Re: Another suggestion for better search function

Post by Brad38 on February 14th 2011, 2:27 pm

@Strangelove wrote:
In the mean time does anyone know of an externally made search widget we can add to the forum as a workaround?

The only thing you could add would be a google widget, but this won't work any better or differently than the google search already used by our forums. The problem with google searches is that they don't reference all topics on your forum and you may have to wait a long time for this to happen. Google will miss lots of topics and post on Forumotion boards.

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Re: Another suggestion for better search function

Post by Strangelove on February 14th 2011, 6:49 pm

@Brad38 wrote:The only thing you could add would be a google widget, but this won't work any better or differently than the google search already used by our forums. The problem with google searches is that they don't reference all topics on your forum and you may have to wait a long time for this to happen. Google will miss lots of topics and post on Forumotion boards.

Someone else mentioned this thing:

http://flashvortex.com/generators.php?generatorId=275

But I can't get it working.

EDIT: I got it working. And its rubbish. It's a 'google site' search and it gives terrible results.

Its the same as going to google and typing:

(search query here) Site:(url of website here)


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Re: Another suggestion for better search function

Post by Brad38 on February 14th 2011, 7:55 pm

I really don't know anything about this site you've provided, but what I can say is that I've asked the best and most knowledgeable person here about a better search for my forum. He assures me that there is nothing that can be done externally to improve the searches on our forums. I've begged and pleaded with him to help me with a better search and he says that it's impossible because Forumotion has to upgrade their MySQL access in order to have a properly working search

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Re: Another suggestion for better search function

Post by linda55 on September 12th 2011, 6:51 pm

very old issue, and still can not be fixed, why?

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Re: Another suggestion for better search function

Post by flik on October 20th 2011, 3:11 am

Wished the search worked better in our forum. We hardly get any search results with that, no matter wich terms we try. Very frustrating. Don't think we can do anything about that ourselves.

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Re: Another suggestion for better search function

Post by pauliusval99 on October 20th 2011, 8:49 am

yeah this is good

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Re: Another suggestion for better search function

Post by !_NICK_! on October 20th 2011, 8:53 am

Now that I think about it, I vote yes also!

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Re: Another suggestion for better search function

Post by slartibartfast on January 12th 2012, 10:39 pm

And still nothing's happened. I'm wondering if it is possible to implement Google "Search this site" box?

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Re: Another suggestion for better search function

Post by Marvin on January 25th 2012, 6:08 pm

yess!!

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Re: Another suggestion for better search function

Post by Guest on March 6th 2012, 3:27 pm

I know the secret, how to find what you want.

Most of us write more than 1 word in searchbox. And the results are going 'crazy". But, that's it, we need to write only 1 word, the bascial word.
Also, if we want to write 2 words, you don't need. Search only 1 and for second word use Search option from the browser....

Anyway, voted YES! Smile

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Re: Another suggestion for better search function

Post by Omu on March 6th 2012, 8:32 pm

My vote for you is yes Wink

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Re: Another suggestion for better search function

Post by ~@dikz~ on March 31st 2012, 10:47 am

yes

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Re: Another suggestion for better search function

Post by koljach on June 29th 2012, 9:15 pm

i am bumping this, and support this petition with my YES vote.
So forumotion staff, everyone voted yes, and topic is from 2008. Why do you not listen your users' voices?

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Re: Another suggestion for better search function

Post by Jophy on April 28th 2014, 9:36 am

Already suggested => Locked

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