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Forum topic by usagrown posted 04-04-2018 08:46 PM 1323 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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usagrown

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04-04-2018 08:46 PM

unless it’s staring right at me i can’t seem to find a search feature with a forum

only one i see looks to be a generic google search bar near the right corner that just does a web search?


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Cricket

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#1 posted 04-04-2018 08:49 PM

That is the primary search option on this site.

We do however have a tag search option.
http://lumberjocks.com/tags/projects
http://lumberjocks.com/tags/blogs
http://lumberjocks.com/tags/forums

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#2 posted 04-04-2018 08:49 PM

This forum software use google engine for the search. Except first few answers (advertisement) the rest are pages from the forum.

... And Cricket was faster :)

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Rich

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#3 posted 04-04-2018 10:47 PM

The Google search in the upper right seems to pretty much do a Google search on this site. ScottM pointed out the site: operator in another thread, and it appears that doing a search in that box is equivalent to doing a Google search using the site:lumberjocks.com operator.

You can refine your search using some other Google operators, like intext: intitle: and inurl:

Using intitle: can help you locate a particular subject. It says the word(s) you are searching for must be in the title.
Using intext: indicates that the word(s) must be in the body of the post.
Using inurl: means the word(s) must be part of the URL.

Knowing what urls and posts look like on here, you can perform some useful queries that will narrow down the scope of data returned.

For example, the user highlander33 has done several blog posts about coastal live oak, and since the user’s name is in the url for blog posts, you can find that easily by searching for — inurl:highlander33 intitle:”coastal live oak”

To narrow a search down to a project or review use inurl:project or inurl:review
Forum posts have “topics” in the url.

There’s much more you can do to create advanced queries that will greatly refine the search results, so play around with it. There are lots of Google search tutorials out there than can help.

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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#4 posted 04-06-2018 04:17 AM



This forum software use google engine for the search. Except first few answers (advertisement) the rest are pages from the forum.

... And Cricket was faster :)

- torus

Well said! & Correct!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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usagrown

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#5 posted 04-06-2018 06:55 AM

Gotcha, thanks

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#6 posted 04-07-2018 11:13 PM

Any way to add a simple search option to limit the search based on a certain criteria? Like have a drop down or even bubbles to search ONLY in projects based on the keywords we key in. It already returns projects, but it also return forum posts. Just to limit it to only projects would be amazingly helpful.

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#7 posted 04-07-2018 11:30 PM


Any way to add a simple search option to limit the search based on a certain criteria? Like have a drop down or even bubbles to search ONLY in projects based on the keywords we key in. It already returns projects, but it also return forum posts. Just to limit it to only projects would be amazingly helpful.

- Rayne

Read my post above. To address your specific question, since projects have the string “projects” in the URL for the post, and the keywords you’re looking for are likely in the title, then this query will return the project recently posted for the ship plaques as well as other project posts with “plaques” in the title. It won’t return any forum posts, blogs or reviews since those don’t have projects in the URL.

inurl:projects intitle:plaques

Just paste that string in the “Search LumberJocks.com” search field in the upper right of the page.

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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#8 posted 04-08-2018 02:39 AM


Any way to add a simple search option to limit the search based on a certain criteria? Like have a drop down or even bubbles to search ONLY in projects based on the keywords we key in. It already returns projects, but it also return forum posts. Just to limit it to only projects would be amazingly helpful.

- Rayne

Read my post above. To address your specific question, since projects have the string “projects” in the URL for the post, and the keywords you re looking for are likely in the title, then this query will return the project recently posted for the ship plaques as well as other project posts with “plaques” in the title. It won t return any forum posts, blogs or reviews since those don t have projects in the URL.

inurl:projects intitle:plaques

Just paste that string in the “Search LumberJocks.com” search field in the upper right of the page.

- Rich

Yeah, I read some of it, but for the average person searching for stuff here, that’s not always easy to comprehend. Creating search queries just to search for stuff on the site is very unusual, as much as I love LJ. At least there is a semi-method to making it work; just not ideal.

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