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  • Searching within threads
     OP - September 06, 2010, 11:17 PM

    Aziz, Osmanthus, etc,

    How do I search/filter for all the posts by a specific user within a particular thread/topic?

    I think I know how to do it, but it ain't working. no

    For example, when I try to search for all my posts in Screwball's intro thread, I get the following:
    (I've taken the topic id from the url.)



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  • Re: Searching with threads
     Reply #1 - September 06, 2010, 11:20 PM

    I think you need a larger word to search for i.e. more that a single character. 

    Try adding more characters in that box & I think it might work. 

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  • Re: Searching within threads
     Reply #2 - September 06, 2010, 11:27 PM

    No, I was using the '*' as a wildcard, to mean search everything by this user.

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  • Re: Searching within threads
     Reply #3 - September 06, 2010, 11:32 PM

    thats what i meant.  Problem is that its a single character, and I dont think that box allows single characters.  Try using more characters in that box & see if it works - that should at least rule this out if it does.

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  • Re: Searching within threads
     Reply #4 - September 06, 2010, 11:37 PM

    It's not giving me that red error message at the top, but it's giving me zero results instead; and I'm sure there should be results for what I searched.

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  • Re: Searching within threads
     Reply #5 - September 06, 2010, 11:38 PM

    and what happens when you replace the asterix with a word, say "islam"

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  • Re: Searching within threads
     Reply #6 - September 06, 2010, 11:41 PM

    zero results  no

    Never mind, let's wait for Oz or Aziz tomorrow.

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  • Re: Searching within threads
     Reply #7 - September 07, 2010, 12:30 PM

    Wildcard won't work I think.

    Sorry, I don't have the nerves atm to look into this.

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  • Re: Searching within threads
     Reply #8 - September 07, 2010, 12:55 PM

    No problem, Aziz.  hugs


    @Osmanthus:
    If wildcards won't work, then there is no way of filtering a thread to only the posts by a specific user.  Undecided

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  • Re: Searching within threads
     Reply #9 - September 07, 2010, 12:59 PM

    ...

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  • Re: Searching within threads
     Reply #10 - September 07, 2010, 01:21 PM

    There are a number of questions here:

    1.  Does searching within a thread/topic work?

    2.  Does searching by a specific user work?  clearly yes yes

    3.  Does the * wildcard work?  seems not, so is there an alternative?  Undecided

    4.  Do all the above work simultaneously?


    I'm not desperate for an answer.  So just chillax.  Smiley

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  • Re: Searching within threads
     Reply #11 - September 07, 2010, 11:35 PM

    Dunno. Haven't ever tried it actually. Will have a play with it tonight. Smiley

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