Searching by posts rather than threads

Discussion in 'Website Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by muffi, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. muffi

    muffi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Ayer, Massachusetts
    Well, this was my original question that I was about to post right before I decided to double-check the search page one last time:

    "Whenever I use the search function to find a keyword or phrase, it seems to only return a thread, not an individual post. Since many of these threads can be hundreds of pages long, I simply cannot search through them manually looking for my keyword match. Is there a way to go directly to the matching post that I am simply not seeing? If not, could you please consider adding such functionality? It would greatly improve the utility of the search page."

    After checking the search page again, I figured out that all you have to do is change the "Show results as" drop-down from 'Topics' to 'Posts'. I decided to post my question anyway, in case it might help others that are equally noobish as me, assuming that such persons exist! [​IMG]

    My one suggestion to improve the search page would be to have the "Show results as" default to Posts rather than Topics, as I think this is what most people would prefer to search anyway. Just my 2 cents.

  2. Jessica Rabbit

    Jessica Rabbit Mistress of Marans Manor

    Apr 27, 2010
    Snohomish, WA
    I second that notion!
  3. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    Sounds like a good idea to me! [​IMG]
  4. Finn's Mom

    Finn's Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you, yes, I just slogged through the posts. Got a lot of info, though. [​IMG]
  5. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    [​IMG] Posting the question and answer together!!! [​IMG]

    Sometimes I'll do a CTRL-F within the post search results to even further narrow down what I'm looking for.
  6. muffi

    muffi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Ayer, Massachusetts
    Quote:Yeah, when I used to search by topic, I would do a quick rotation of CTRL-F, search the page, skip to next page, CTRL-F, ... and so on. Still very time consuming when the thread is over 100 pages long, LOL!
  7. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    I frequent some other forums, and use their search functions a lot. Sometimes the search function gives the option of showing threads or posts; I always check posts, so once again, Im not wading thru hundreds of pages, which in fact I won't do, I just give up.
  8. noahsgeese

    noahsgeese Border Collie

    Nov 30, 2009
    This sounds like a good idea to me!

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