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Post by debs3759 » Thu Dec 25, 2008 6:55 pm

I've been looking for how to search old posts, and can't find a search facility. I know it is available with phpBB as at least one other forum I use which uses phpBB has the facility, so wondered if I am just looking in the wrong places?

I already forgot what I was actually looking for, but if I know where to find the search facility, or if it can be added, it won't be a problem in the future. Needless to say, a couple of hours ago it was highly important that I find it, so important that I no longer remember the reason :)
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Re: Looking for forum search engine

Post by Dark Angel » Thu Dec 25, 2008 8:07 pm

debs3759 wrote:I've been looking for how to search old posts, and can't find a search facility. I know it is available with phpBB as at least one other forum I use which uses phpBB has the facility, so wondered if I am just looking in the wrong places?

I already forgot what I was actually looking for, but if I know where to find the search facility, or if it can be added, it won't be a problem in the future. Needless to say, a couple of hours ago it was highly important that I find it, so important that I no longer remember the reason :)
Debs to my knowledge we don't have one set up...I don't think Buga ever initiated it when revamping the site. I'll find out if it can be done easily...might be something on one of his back burners. (he has many of them)
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Re: Looking for forum search engine

Post by Bird-Dog » Thu Dec 25, 2008 8:20 pm

debs3759 wrote:I've been looking for how to search old posts, and can't find a search facility. I know it is available with phpBB as at least one other forum I use which uses phpBB has the facility, so wondered if I am just looking in the wrong places?

I already forgot what I was actually looking for, but if I know where to find the search facility, or if it can be added, it won't be a problem in the future. Needless to say, a couple of hours ago it was highly important that I find it, so important that I no longer remember the reason :)
If you click the Profile tab underneath your post it will take to your profile where there is a link to your post history, or anyone else`s you want to read if you click their profile tab.
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Re: Looking for forum search engine

Post by Sarge_II » Thu Dec 25, 2008 9:31 pm

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debs3759 wrote:I've been looking for how to search old posts, and can't find a search facility. I know it is available with phpBB as at least one other forum I use which uses phpBB has the facility, so wondered if I am just looking in the wrong places?

I already forgot what I was actually looking for, but if I know where to find the search facility, or if it can be added, it won't be a problem in the future. Needless to say, a couple of hours ago it was highly important that I find it, so important that I no longer remember the reason :)
If you click the Profile tab underneath your post it will take to your profile where there is a link to your post history, or anyone else`s you want to read if you click their profile tab.
And that was the best on-site way to search the S@H forums. Their search engine was awful. If you wanted a true search engine, you had to go to Yahoo or Google, type you key words (or phrases perhaps with quotes around them) and end with @setiathome.berkeley.edu. Or something like that.

Bottom line: based on that experience, I would not expect much from phpBB coding in terms of searching within a phpBB forum.
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Re: Looking for forum search engine

Post by Dark Angel » Thu Dec 25, 2008 9:59 pm

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Bird-Dog wrote:
debs3759 wrote:I've been looking for how to search old posts, and can't find a search facility. I know it is available with phpBB as at least one other forum I use which uses phpBB has the facility, so wondered if I am just looking in the wrong places?

I already forgot what I was actually looking for, but if I know where to find the search facility, or if it can be added, it won't be a problem in the future. Needless to say, a couple of hours ago it was highly important that I find it, so important that I no longer remember the reason :)
If you click the Profile tab underneath your post it will take to your profile where there is a link to your post history, or anyone else`s you want to read if you click their profile tab.
And that was the best on-site way to search the S@H forums. Their search engine was awful. If you wanted a true search engine, you had to go to Yahoo or Google, type you key words (or phrases perhaps with quotes around them) and end with @setiathome.berkeley.edu. Or something like that.

Bottom line: based on that experience, I would not expect much from phpBB coding in terms of searching within a phpBB forum.
Well this isn't Seti and we don't cover as much stuff up so it's likely to be a better search return...either way I just heard from Buga and well since there are so many Bugas right now we're gonna spread the blame around...Rick says it will be back up soon...I told him not to stress and enjoy Christmas with his family...
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Post by Buga1 » Thu Dec 25, 2008 10:05 pm

Sorry bout that. Totally forgot to put it back in place. Fixed now. Either on User Box on home page or any page footer.

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Post by debs3759 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 12:28 am

Great, thanks Buga. Wasn't a major issue, but it is useful to have the feature :)
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Post by Dune Finkleberry » Fri Dec 26, 2008 12:50 am

debs3759 wrote:Great, thanks Buga. Wasn't a major issue, but it is useful to have the feature :)
Yeah. I was looking for it one day to no avail. Finally had to do the old-fashioned way.

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Post by debs3759 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:28 am

I'd have had a lot of reading to do. The word I was looking for returned 0 (a big fat ZERO) hits on a search :)
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Post by danielmid » Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:59 am

What are you looking for? We can help most likely.
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Post by Sarge_II » Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:29 am

Don't search the following: Sarge, SETI (or S@H), blames, or Misfit.
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Post by Dark Angel » Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:33 am

Sarge_II wrote:Don't search the following: Sarge, SETI (or S@H), blames, or Misfit.
ya you may get a eye full
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Post by Sarge_II » Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:37 am

Do search: Dark, Angel, loves, Pappa and SETI.U.S.A.
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Post by debs3759 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 10:06 am

I searched to see how many posts mentioned the Think Tank for the Deranged, but "Deranged" returned zero hits :)
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Post by Gavin Shaw » Fri Dec 26, 2008 10:39 am

Think Tank for the Deranged is the online chat room.

I can't remember a post that mentions it specifically by name but rather just through the word 'chat'. I know there are post where someone has referred to a conversation in the chat room by saying something like 'last night in the chat room' or 'I was chatting to xxx'...
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Post by debs3759 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:06 am

I've been trying to find what time people are active in the chat room. Can't remember, and thought it would be possibler to find out by using a bit of initiative and effort, but it seems not :(

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What time are people in the chat room? Anyone there at a set time? A time that is not 4AM in England?

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Post by Sarge_II » Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:58 pm

debs3759 wrote:I've been trying to find what time people are active in the chat room. Can't remember, and thought it would be possibler to find out by using a bit of initiative and effort, but it seems not :(

So...

What time are people in the chat room? Anyone there at a set time? A time that is not 4AM in England?

Thanks :)
May I suggest 5 a.m., English time? :)
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Post by debs3759 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:16 pm

LOL, so THAT's where I keep going wrong. I've been going to bed an hour too early :)
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Post by Sarge_II » Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:20 pm

debs3759 wrote:LOL, so THAT's where I keep going wrong. I've been going to bed an hour too early :)
Uhhh, I hear some folks in England would be just waking up when we chat. (Not going to bed.)
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Post by debs3759 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 7:25 pm

hehe, I heard that too. They also told me that 6 o'clock happens twice a day (and 7, 8, ...) :smt001
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Post by danielmid » Fri Dec 26, 2008 8:12 pm

Random avatars are fun.
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Post by Sarge_II » Fri Dec 26, 2008 10:11 pm

danielmid wrote:Random avatars are fun.
That's hilarious, Buga! :)
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Post by Buga1 » Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:22 pm

Moved topic.

Depends on the day. Normally there are people on most nights (U.S.) anywhere from 7pm to 3 am CDT. On occasion mid day (U.S.). With a few of you all from across the pond.

Just depends really. With the holidays a little less time has been spent there for myself. But good to see you wanting to join in there.

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Post by Labbie » Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:12 pm

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Post by Sarge_II » Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:17 pm

Used it last night.
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Post by Labbie » Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:23 pm

Sarge_II wrote:Used it last night.
But does it work for you now?? Image
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Post by Sarge_II » Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:30 pm

Labbie wrote:
Sarge_II wrote:Used it last night.
But does it work for you now?? Image
Yes.

Unlike Yahoo, though, I can't enter a URL to show you the results I obtained and I'm a bit too busy to take a screenshot.
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Post by Labbie » Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:09 pm

OK, the link on the homepage works, the link in the page footer doesn't.
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Post by Sarge_II » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:24 pm

Labbie wrote:OK, the link on the homepage works, the link in the page footer doesn't.
I always access it from the top right of our main page after login, so I'm not sure which page footer you mean. But, I take it you've been able to search since then?
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Post by Dune Finkleberry » Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:13 pm

Well.... I've never been able to find it. :smt011

Screenshot Sarge? :smt001

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Post by Labbie » Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:58 pm

Yeah, I have Sarge, thanks.

Dune, if you click on "Home" at the top of the page, you'll find Search along the right side, near where you can get to your profile.

There is also a search link in the page footer at the very bottom of every page. Although, that is the link that is not working.
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Post by Sarge_II » Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:17 pm

Dune Finkleberry wrote:Well.... I've never been able to find it. :smt011

Screenshot Sarge? :smt001
This might be easier ... ?

Towards the top-right, under your icon (see the part in bold):
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Post by Dune Finkleberry » Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:17 pm

I see it now. :smt001

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Post by Sarge_II » Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:15 pm

Dune Finkleberry wrote:I see it now. :smt001

Thanks all! :smt006
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Post by Buga1 » Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:06 am

Sorry for the late reply here. I would have taken care of it sooner, but my watched topics got a little messed up and didnt catch this till now.

I havent had a lot of time the last several weeks to get alot done. I make quick check ins everyday, but if no PM or email (from the system, cause I messed up) I missed the problem. I have it fixed now. If a few could test it and let me know.

Was just one of those little coding ****-ups. LOL Only if there was a "Bugish" Computer Language. And it just understood what I wanted. LMAO It would kinda be like MicroSofty's Windows, since its full of wholes too. (Along with my brains.)

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