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  • Member since
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Suggestion for Forums programmer
Posted by jberger on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 6:29 PM

Can you create a way to limit "Search Forums" to a particular forum?  I am not an avid forum participant, so I may just not be doing it right, but when I enter "Customer Service" in the entry box, I get literally hundreds of garbage posts listed that have nothing to do with the entire site, let alone the forum I thought I was entering it in, "General Modeling Discussion."

What the heck does "Metropolitan Movers Hamilton" or "Tips for Reflective Writing Essay Intelligent write my essay" have to do with FSM???  Do I need a dentist?  "Bonita Del Rey Dental Care know that you have many options when it comes to choosing a dentist..."

How about a way for real, registered users to tag a post as garbage or troll bait?

Thanks

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  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 3:55 PM

Try putting quotes around your search words, "model T ford". 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 4:19 PM

I use google search just prefix your subject with finescale e.g.

[Google] finescale 1/48 P-51D

Thanks,

John

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  • Member since
    October 2016
  • From: Louisiana Gulf South
Posted by Mrchntmarine on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 4:43 PM

jberger

Can you create a way to limit "Search Forums" to a particular forum?  I am not an avid forum participant, so I may just not be doing it right, but when I enter "Customer Service" in the entry box, I get literally hundreds of garbage posts listed that have nothing to do with the entire site, let alone the forum I thought I was entering it in, "General Modeling Discussion."

What the heck does "Metropolitan Movers Hamilton" or "Tips for Reflective Writing Essay Intelligent write my essay" have to do with FSM???  Do I need a dentist?  "Bonita Del Rey Dental Care know that you have many options when it comes to choosing a dentist..."

How about a way for real, registered users to tag a post as garbage or troll bait?

Thanks

 

i do what keavdog does.  Ive tried numerous times to use the site search, but it doesnt work good at all.  FYI - yesterday i was looking for a recent post of a particular user.  I put in his ID and all that came up was an intro post from about 8 years ago.  Tried again and i got 2 7 year old posts, but not the intro post.  I went again and scanned in the recent activity threads, and sure enough there was the post on the 3rd page.....  Go figure!

 

Keep on building!

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Thursday, October 8, 2020 9:28 AM

Yeah, the search feature is not very robust, and having to use a 3rd-party search engine is a workaround, not a resolution.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mark Lookabaugh on Saturday, October 10, 2020 7:12 PM

My own opinion is that it's probably not a good use of FSM money to invest in a full-time programmer to replicate what Google already does well (as mentioned above).

Search always seems like it should be simple.  It never is.

 

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