Any characters as search options?

redfenixredfenix Registered User regular
Would it be possible to add characters such as [ ] ( ) etc to the minimum character count on a thread search?

If so, the MMO sub forum would be easily and elegantly searchable for threads regarding a particular game.

As it stands now, searches such as [WOW], [EVE] or [EQ2] aren't usable.


If there's an alternative search solution, I'd love to hear it, of course.

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  • redfenixredfenix Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    So is this just and unreasonable request, or just stupid, or what?

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    redfenix wrote: »
    So is this just and unreasonable request, or just stupid, or what?

    Or maybe Ramius and Co. spend most of their day in proper jobs and haven't seen your thread yet.

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  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    It's a good idea, people only shoot down stupid ideas because that's fun. Hence the lack of posts.

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  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited August 2007
    If you come into a thread half a fucking hour after you post it demanding an answer you won't get one at all.

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  • Elbonian ManElbonian Man Registered User
    edited August 2007
    It was 12 hours Tube. Still not a shitload of time, but not completely unreasonable either.

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    For the price of one of my novels (Hardback, historical/alternative historical/dinosaurs) I can get 2 or 3 Manga for the price of my book. I think its about what you can afford and stuff.
  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    It was 12 hours Tube. Still not a shitload of time, but not completely unreasonable either.

    Posting at 1 am then coming back at 2pm wondering why hard working people are not at his beck and call is not reasonable at all.

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  • redfenixredfenix Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Well, I'll certainly await a response, but I thought half a day was perhaps enough time for it to be seen.

    As it were, I'll be patient.

    Good thing I didn't ask after half an hour, apparently.

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    redfenix wrote: »
    Well, I'll certainly await a response, but I thought half a day was perhaps enough time for it to be seen.

    As it were, I'll be patient.

    Good thing I didn't ask after half an hour, apparently.

    Half a day if they were being paid to do this and were at the PA office (if there is one) waiting on people to ask them things. I'm pretty sure all the staff work real jobs during the day.

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  • RamiusRamius Joined: July 19, 2000 Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited August 2007
    redfenix wrote: »
    Would it be possible to add characters such as [ ] ( ) etc to the minimum character count on a thread search?

    If so, the MMO sub forum would be easily and elegantly searchable for threads regarding a particular game.

    As it stands now, searches such as [WOW], [EVE] or [EQ2] aren't usable.


    If there's an alternative search solution, I'd love to hear it, of course.

    We are currently in the process of evaluating a search solution which will (hopefully) completely replace the one built-in to vBulletin. If that goes through, I can see about allowing square brackets and parenthesis to be searched.

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  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited August 2007
    and two letter names

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    and two letter names

    In the mean time you can just use context. Things like "sourpuss", "power abuse", and "favoritism" should make for a suitable replacement for CT when egosearching. :)
    In case it's not clear, I'm just being silly. Don't want to get banned. :(

    (User Was Banned For This Post)

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  • RamiusRamius Joined: July 19, 2000 Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited August 2007
    and two letter names

    Definitely.

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  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited August 2007
    : D

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I see what you did there.

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2007
    Ramius wrote: »
    and two letter names

    Definitely.
    yes! oh my goodness ramius thank you

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Ramius wrote: »
    and two letter names

    Definitely.
    yes! oh my goodness ramius thank you

    Teefs, you can already egosearch.

    TFS*

    Doesn't work with two character words, though.

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2007
    That only pulls up if there's a(n) s at the end

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  • LinksvilleLinksville Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    redfenix wrote: »
    If there's an alternative search solution, I'd love to hear it, of course.

    If you happen to use Firefox just hit CTRL-F to bring up the find dialog box, once there type [WoW], [EvE] etc. into the search box, make sure Highlight all is selected.

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  • The Muffin ManThe Muffin Man Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Ramius wrote: »
    and two letter names

    Definitely.

    This'll be great. It keeps me from Ego searching because a three letter name(The, Man) isn't allowed.

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