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Author Subject: All-new forum search
captainash Admin

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Post #1
On the right of the header bar is our shiny new search function.

1) Simple search - just type in the box and recommendations will appear. For example, search for "Rallye decals" and you'll see one advert, and a whole bunch of forum results. The suggestions can take a second or two to appear, depending on server loading.
2) If you want a (slightly) more advanced search, just click the link above it, and you'll go to the dedicated search page.

Let me know what you think Thumbs up

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Posted 28th Sep 2011 at 13:29
clen666

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Post #2
Thumbs up from me

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Posted 28th Sep 2011 at 14:55
techdw

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Post #3
Looking good Ash!!
Posted 28th Sep 2011 at 15:00
owain

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Post #4
Searched for "porn" and not a single one of OldBrownShoe's posts came up, clearly work is needed.

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Posted 28th Sep 2011 at 15:20
ballardpaul

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Post #5
Can we have a link at the bottom of the page Ash that take us back to the home page? Just something subtle?

Or better idea... Could you make the little white rallye at the bottom of the page a link back to the home page?

Just save scrolling to the top everytime you read a thread.

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Posted 28th Sep 2011 at 21:38
ballardpaul

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Post #6
Nice search function btw Smile

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Posted 28th Sep 2011 at 21:38
dragoon

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Post #7
@ paul: press the home-button to get back to the top of the page

new search is nice and subtle, I approve

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Posted 28th Sep 2011 at 22:57
ballardpaul

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Post #8
Long! I just don't see why we lost the bottom link.

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Posted 28th Sep 2011 at 23:12
davewagon

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Post #9
dragoon wrote:
@ paul: press the home-button to get back to the top of the page

new search is nice and subtle, I approve


What home button? At the bottom of the thread??

New self filling search is class, the 'advanced' search leaves a little to be desired tbh

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Posted 28th Sep 2011 at 23:13
ballardpaul

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Post #10
Think he means on the keyboard.

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Posted 29th Sep 2011 at 08:53
captainash Admin

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Post #11
davewagon wrote:
the 'advanced' search leaves a little to be desired tbh


Yeah, I'm not sure what else to do with it. If anyone has any ideas, let me know.

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Posted 29th Sep 2011 at 09:56
dangti6

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Post #12
Ideal.

Quick search in the box is good, while retaining the original search available with the advanced search button.

The advanced (original) search has always been one of the best I have used on any forum. Easy to filter through different sections.

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Posted 29th Sep 2011 at 10:14
fu

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Post #13
Thumbs up
Posted 29th Sep 2011 at 10:24
davewagon

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Post #14
captainash wrote:
davewagon wrote:
the 'advanced' search leaves a little to be desired tbh


Yeah, I'm not sure what else to do with it. If anyone has any ideas, let me know.


dangti6 wrote:
The advanced (original) search has always been one of the best I have used on any forum. Easy to filter through different sections.


I agree it's a good search and has never let me down, but it is sometimes long winded to find what you are after ...

How about being able to select multiple forums to search through, rather than just one at a time. Therefore a search term could look through, say 'General', 'Off-topic' and 'Engines' and avoid the ones like 'I-Spy' or 'Parts wanted' ??

And maybe be able to filter out responses with only one post in (i.e dead end threads that never got a response)

If that is at all possible??

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Posted 30th Sep 2011 at 18:08
captainash Admin

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Post #15
Good thinking Dave, I like it. Will do.

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Posted 30th Sep 2011 at 19:51
ballardpaul

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Post #16
And what was wrong with my idea?

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Posted 30th Sep 2011 at 20:19
captainash Admin

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Post #17
That's a GREAT IDEA!!!

Will do that too, no problem Thumbs up

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Posted 30th Sep 2011 at 21:04
ballardpaul

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Post #18
Smug

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Posted 1st Oct 2011 at 00:08
stu

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Post #19
Liking the new search, good work! Thumbs up

Any news on the 'Previous' and 'Next' buttons for going through thread pages, for us fat fingered mobile phone browsers?

I know it was talked about previously, but I wasn't sure if a decision was ever made?
Posted 1st Oct 2011 at 13:26
marco gti6

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Post #20
New search function is ace Thumbs up
Posted 1st Oct 2011 at 14:46
dan86

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Post #21
stu wrote:
Liking the new search, good work! Thumbs up

Any news on the 'Previous' and 'Next' buttons for going through thread pages, for us fat fingered mobile phone browsers?

I know it was talked about previously, but I wasn't sure if a decision was ever made?


Definately needs dedicated previous and next buttons.

Also would it be possible to have a replica of the " home-feedback-youarehere " at the bottom of the page as well? It would make the site absolutely A1 to use on mobiles then as it would save us from repeatedly swiping our touch screens to get to the top to hit "home" or "projects" etc.

Great work so far and I'm glad you have the time to listen to what we have to say about it and make adjustments to make it the best forum to use on the www Thumbs up

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Posted 1st Oct 2011 at 21:02
captainash Admin

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Post #22
stu wrote:
Any news on the 'Previous' and 'Next' buttons for going through thread pages, for us fat fingered mobile phone browsers?

I know it was talked about previously, but I wasn't sure if a decision was ever made?


Decision never was made, but that's a good idea Thumbs up

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Posted 2nd Oct 2011 at 01:26
dan86

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Post #23
Amazing!... I made a suggestion and over night it happened! Brilliant.

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Posted 2nd Oct 2011 at 11:38
ballardpaul

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Post #24
Yeh! Somebody click the little White rallye I dare you! Although now I suppose its not needed LOL

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Phase 3 Supercharged China GTi 6 (249.8 BHP) Sold
Phase 3 Supercharged Diablo GTi 6 (443 BHP)Sold
Nissan 350Z (300 BHP)
Posted 2nd Oct 2011 at 11:49
ballardpaul

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Post #25
dan86 wrote:
Amazing!... I made a suggestion and over night it happened! Brilliant.


I think it should be smaller like the top one? Looks a bit messy that size.

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Phase 3 Supercharged China GTi 6 (249.8 BHP) Sold
Phase 3 Supercharged Diablo GTi 6 (443 BHP)Sold
Nissan 350Z (300 BHP)
Posted 2nd Oct 2011 at 11:50

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