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#1389463 - 05/11/15 11:19 PM concerning search queries themselves..
HARDDRlVER Offline
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Every time I search for something I have to choose which category, how many searches per page, and how many years to go back.
Is there any way for me to do something that the main search window will come up with the same category etc every time?

Also, I noticed that no matter what 'age'; how many years back I request, it only goes back to 2014. I've indicated 10-12 years every single time but it never gives back any earlier than 2014.
And another thing; it never serves up more than 8 pages of posts.
My main search area is the VS-2480/2480CD/2480CD. I'd prefer that to come up every time if possible, as well as in the year column to go back as far as the vsplanets history.
Is there a way to set this or do I have to start from scratch every time?
Thanks for any advice

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#1389594 - 05/12/15 11:46 PM Re: concerning search queries themselves.. [Re: HARDDRlVER]
Wish Administrator Offline
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Yes...agreed...the search functionality is not the best.

Let me play around with the search criteria in the next week or so, and see if I can figure out how to improve searches, and post some tips, if so....hopefully there isn't a problem with searching for posts earlier than 2014.

I don't believe we can set the search criteria parameters to default to anything other than what comes up now, so unfortunately you will have to adjust them each time.

Thanks for bringing this up. I will post a follow up in a week or two.
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#1389608 - 05/13/15 07:31 AM Re: concerning search queries themselves.. [Re: Wish]
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As Wish said, there is no way to default certain things in the Search Function. However, if you are already viewing a forum and then click the Search link at the top of the page, it will automatically select the forum you are currently viewing as the 'Forum(s) to search'.

I have performed a couple searches right now and it returns threads from before 2014. What search term(s) are you using?
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#1395363 - 06/11/15 12:16 PM Re: concerning search queries themselves.. [Re: Hook]
HARDDRlVER Offline
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Sorry it took so long to get back here and answer your question, as I've been lost in the maze of links that one post may lead to another, and another...i don't even know how I got back here
...but...need...water


Seriously, I search many site postings.
What I was trying to point out was this;
The search allows a tic up to 99 years. However, it seems to only give back 8 pages. Nothing more. It doesn't matter how much time span is within those 8 pages, that's the max return. What's the purpose of 99 years if it only returns a few at the most. I'm sure there are posts form say,2007 but...
Anyway...

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#1396535 - 06/16/15 06:38 PM Re: concerning search queries themselves.. [Re: HARDDRlVER]
Wish Administrator Offline
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You are right on the 8 pages returned. I don't think I ever noticed that before.

There was a setting to return only 200 records on a search. I bumped it up to 500, which will give everyone up to 20 pages of results (at 25 per page).

Another workaround would be to do a google search with your search words and add site:vsplanet.com and hit enter. That will search ALL threads here for whatever you are looking for.

And you can always make a new thread if you have questions and can't find what you need. There are a lot of knowledgeable folks here who know the ins and outs of all of these machines.

Thanks for bringing the topic up.


Edited by Wish (06/19/15 04:02 PM)
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