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#1 Post by aus9 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:14 pm

Hi

I am thinking of a particular member when I did a search of his/her posts but I hope richb does not mind having his image to illustrate what I am alluding to?

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that image is small but the actual text starts with .....I like the idea of MX-16 default

now when I jump to that post...

that text is a quote box from another member. And not what the member wrote at all.

viewtopic.php?f=94&t=40769&p=398453#p398453

Can some one look at stopping search results from either removing the quoted member's name .....so it remains "honest"
or have some code to not grab any quote box?

Does that make sense?

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If you are searching for a particular member's previous comments/suggestions.....the current search does not work unless the amount of text is tiny.

I am not sure how tiny but there appears to have been some kind of coding change as a lower search is showing the quote box so it makes sense

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Again....its not what richb says or does not say that is the issue .....I have only used him as an example as I know or hope he does not mind being helpful ;)

Thanks for reading
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Re: search users's posts --------shows false entries

#2 Post by richb » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:28 am

The Search function is coded within phpBB software which we cannot modify. Your comments would best be posted on the phpBB site as we have no control over that feature.
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Re: search users's posts --------shows false entries

#3 Post by Shay2 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:38 am

Maybe this will help, using richb
Google

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 site: forum.mxlinux.org richb 
Of coarse the richb can be changed to any term you need.

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Re: search users's posts --------shows false entries

#4 Post by aus9 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:31 pm

Shay2

Nice try but at time of writing I count 6 hits for 2016 on page one, with 2010 2011 2015 hits on the same page one

that is not going to work.

Looks like I have to go manual and look at each hit to see what I am looking for.

richb was not the question but he may well be the answer ;)

Feel free to close this thread as I now know we can 't improve the site code.
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Re: search users's posts --------shows false entries

#5 Post by skidoo » Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:05 am

FYI, you can perform site-specific searches via google. Example:

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site:forum.mxlinux.org persistence|persistent|frugal -remaster
The above would yield pages containing
presistence or persistent or frugal
which do not contain the word "remaster"
...and you can then followup, filter further, by using date range

you can also apply filters (and negate them) based on titlewords and/or substrings within URLs

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site:forum.mxlinux.org inurl:persist|frugal

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site:forum.mxlinux.org -intitle:remaster

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Re: search users's posts --------shows false entries

#6 Post by tascoast » Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:27 am

Even for things like academic journals, successful searches are a bit down to included/excluded, 'or' & 'and', with strategic keyword combinations, often using wildcards for word variants. I like the site search via Google idea as I typically find any forum or similar site a bit of an issue to search effectively using the default options.
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Re: search users's posts --------shows false entries

#7 Post by aus9 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:28 am

The original post has been answered folks.

we are now drifting off topic

Can this post be locked now please
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