Search by subforum request

Discussion in 'Website Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by R_Chickens, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. R_Chickens

    R_Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 19, 2011
    Is there any way you can give us the ability to search and limit it to just one subforum?

    There is a lot of good info here, but it's hard to find sometimes, even with the search. Far too many results from the wrong subforum.


    - JC
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    There are 2 ways to search BYC.

    Google Custom Search in the upper right of the screen.


    BYC Search, in the Blue Bar, upper right, between Rules and My Page.

    The BYC search has an option to choose which forum to search in, plus a lot of other options.

    Hope this helps

  3. R_Chickens

    R_Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 19, 2011
    That was quick!

    I never saw the other search...thanks!

    - JC
  4. Dutchgirl

    Dutchgirl Not Dutch!

    Apr 1, 2008
    But I would like an option to exclude some subforums instead of including just one. For instance, if I didn't know if a specific post had been put in "Online Poultry Show", "Pictures and Stories of my Chickens" or "Games, Jokes, and Fun", then I'd like to mark out everything else and just search those.
  5. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Quote:I completely agree that it would be really nice if this were an option. I asked the same question roughly a year ago, but I do not remember if Nifty said they would be able to do it or not (actually, I think I got the same response you did).

    For example, when I started becoming interested in white faced black Spanish, I looked under the Breeds & Genetics section for a thread. Couldn't find one, so did a search... looked for "white faced black Spanish" in my search, and I got every auction listing for eggs and chicks thad had been posted for the previous 2 years, any post that merely mentioned the breed but not necessarily the thread for that breed, in fact found everything except the thread under "Breeds & Genetics" that I was hoping to find. I eventually did find it, but it took forever and a lot of searching. If I had just been able to search under THAT subcategory, I wouldn't have had to dig through 6 or 7 pages of posts that were not pertinent to what I was looking for.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by