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  1. Standard member Nyxie
    The eyes of truth
    30 Jun '04 08:10
    I would like to be able to search forums by a word in the topic, instead of just by author. If this exists someone tell me how, because I have'nt figured it out. I think this would help some of the newer players from bringing up topics which have already been raised
  2. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    30 Jun '04 10:50
    Originally posted by Nyxie
    I would like to be able to search forums by a word in the topic, instead of just by author. If this exists someone tell me how, because I have'nt figured it out. I think this would help some of the newer players from bringing up topics which have already been raised
    This did exist, and then was removed as an optimisation until we found a better solution. It will return one day.

    -Russ
  3. Standard member Nyxie
    The eyes of truth
    30 Jun '04 11:07
    I'd be ever so happy if it did return. Thank you for responding.
  4. Standard member thire
    Xebite
    30 Jun '04 11:15 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Nyxie
    I would like to be able to search forums by a word in the topic, instead of just by author. If this exists someone tell me how, because I have'nt figured it out. I think this would help some of the newer players from bringing up topics which have already been raised
    this existied, but was removed some month ago.
    You totally right, I don't know why Russ removed it, perhaps it causes too much work for the server. 🙁
    th

    [edit]: oups, I posted too late...🙄
  5. Standard member Toe
    30 Jun '04 12:33
    use the following syntax in Google (or a similar search engine)

    site:redhotpawn.com +showthread <your search terms here>

    e.g.
    site:redhotpawn.com +showthread search

    That will act as a search engine of the forums on this site without the site actually having to do it.
  6. Standard member thire
    Xebite
    30 Jun '04 17:34
    Originally posted by Toe
    use the following syntax in Google (or a similar search engine)

    site:redhotpawn.com +showthread <your search terms here>

    e.g.
    site:redhotpawn.com +showthread search

    That will act as a search engine of the forums on this site without the site actually having to do it.
    very good and simple idea!
    do you know weather this is as well possible for directories on a domain like site:http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/ ?
    th
  7. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    30 Jun '04 18:47
    Coincidently, before I read this post, I kind of decided that using a Google custom search might be the best way forward with this anyway.

    It certainly is a simple solution, even if I have no control over if ads are shown (or their content).

    -Russ
  8. Standard member Toe
    30 Jun '04 19:56
    Originally posted by thire
    very good and simple idea!
    do you know weather this is as well possible for directories on a domain like site:http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/ ?
    th
    The site command for google ends on the .com (or .co.uk or whatever), not any underlying directory.

    however, the +showthread term forces only hits from the forums to be returned.
    Prizes for those who find terms to search profiles etc...

    (OK: I'll admit, there are no prizes...)
  9. 26 Jul '04 22:36
    Originally posted by Russ
    This did exist, and then was removed as an optimisation until we found a better solution. It will return one day.

    -Russ
    hopefully it'll return soon
  10. Standard member tlai1992
    Retired knight
    26 Jul '04 22:37
    Originally posted by timeteller516
    hopefully it'll return soon
    yea i agree
  11. 26 Jul '04 23:11
    Originally posted by Russ
    Coincidently, before I read this post, I kind of decided that using a Google custom search might be the best way forward with this anyway.

    It certainly is a simple solution, even if I have no control over if ads are shown (or their content).

    -Russ
    I didn't know you could merge threads here. Then again since your the site admin you can do anything 🙂

    Feivel
  12. 26 Jul '04 23:29
    Originally posted by Feivel
    I didn't know you could merge threads here. Then again since your the site admin you can do anything 🙂

    Feivel
    Never mind i just noticed the other thread...damn Russ...you put it back just to make me look bad. Perk of being site admin 🙂

    Feivel
  13. Standard member tlai1992
    Retired knight
    27 Jul '04 00:21
    Originally posted by Feivel
    Never mind i just noticed the other thread...damn Russ...you put it back just to make me look bad. Perk of being site admin 🙂

    Feivel
    LOL
  14. Standard member gotti2000
    The winemaker
    27 Jul '04 06:30
    Originally posted by Toe
    The site command for google ends on the .com (or .co.uk or whatever), not any underlying directory.

    however, the +showthread term forces only hits from the forums to be returned.
    Prizes for those who find terms to search profiles etc...

    (OK: I'll admit, there are no prizes...)
    site:redhotpawn.com +playerprofile +wine