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  1. Standard member KellyJay
    Walk your Faith
    13 Feb '15 04:44 / 1 edit
    I think it would be nice to be able to search conversations between two
    different posters. I know I can find all of my old posts, but sometimes being
    able to see just the exchanges I have had with another poster would be
    very handy! Even being able to see conversations between two different
    people would be nice.
  2. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    13 Feb '15 07:59
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    I think it would be nice to be able to search conversations between two
    different posters. I know I can find all of my old posts, but sometimes being
    able to see just the exchanges I have had with another poster would be
    very handy! Even being able to see conversations between two different
    people would be nice.
    You can do this with Google:

    site:redhotpawn.com "Originally posted by KellyJay" BigDoggProblem
  3. Standard member KellyJay
    Walk your Faith
    13 Feb '15 09:23
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    You can do this with Google:

    site:redhotpawn.com "Originally posted by KellyJay" BigDoggProblem
    Well, thank you very much did not know that!
  4. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    13 Feb '15 09:23
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    You can do this with Google:

    site:redhotpawn.com "Originally posted by KellyJay" BigDoggProblem
    This will find conversations with quotes only I fear.
  5. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    13 Feb '15 16:18
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    This will find conversations with quotes only I fear.
    ...which is what OP wanted. People tend to quote your post when they talk to you.
  6. Standard member KellyJay
    Walk your Faith
    14 Feb '15 03:16 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    You can do this with Google:

    site:redhotpawn.com "Originally posted by KellyJay" BigDoggProblem
    Now you got me thinking I've never used google search, but I have used
    grep and findstr quite a bit. Does it allow for searches like that and add in
    another field? I know how to search within a specific file for two different
    values like:


    findstr "value1 value2" file_whatever > c:\temp\findvalue1_2.txt

    This would help finding a specific conversation looking up a key word.
  7. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    14 Feb '15 04:45 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    Now you got me thinking I've never used google search, but I have used
    grep and findstr quite a bit. Does it allow for searches like that and add in
    another field? I know how to search within a specific file for two different
    values like:


    findstr "value1 value2" file_whatever > c:\temp\findvalue1_2.txt

    This would help finding a specific conversation looking up a key word.
    Google search is quite flexible. You can give it a laundry list of terms, like:

    einstein relativity "god does not play dice"

    ...and get a bunch of articles with all of those terms in them. The quotes mean that the words within must be in that order. "Einstein" and "relativity", however, can be anywhere on the page - far apart from one another, even (it does tend to list matches with terms close together higher on the results list.)

    More helpful tips:

    https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/2466433
  8. Standard member KellyJay
    Walk your Faith
    14 Feb '15 06:02 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    Google search is quite flexible. You can give it a laundry list of terms, like:

    einstein relativity "god does not play dice"

    ...and get a bunch of articles with all of those terms in them. The quotes mean that the words within must be in that order. "Einstein" and "relativity", however, can be anywhere on the page - far apart from one another, e ...[text shortened]... the results list.)

    More helpful tips:

    https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/2466433
    I am really appreciative of your help! Thanks for all, link included.
  9. 17 Feb '15 13:08
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    I am really appreciative of your help! Thanks for all, link included.
    You can do similar things with most search engines. I know you can on Bing (see https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff795620.aspx for keywords) and I believe I used to do it on Yahoo as well. (My Yahoo experience is decades old, so I could not find a reference.)
  10. Standard member KellyJay
    Walk your Faith
    19 Feb '15 06:25
    Originally posted by jertamev
    You can do similar things with most search engines. I know you can on Bing (see https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff795620.aspx for keywords) and I believe I used to do it on Yahoo as well. (My Yahoo experience is decades old, so I could not find a reference.)
    Thank you