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Old 07-04-08, 10:50 AM
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search feature request

I'm not sure this is doable but would it be possible to search threads with pics and only have pics come up? This would come in handy for threads such as the home theater pic threads without having to go though all the text
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Old 07-04-08, 12:44 PM
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Usually I want to do the exact opposite.

Give this search string a try...

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Old 07-04-08, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by X
Usually I want to do the exact opposite.

Give this search string a try...

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doesn't work

it does show threads with pics but all that text crap is still in the threads
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Old 07-04-08, 04:35 PM
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Did you try it with showing posts, not threads? Or try "Search This Thread" within the thread that has the pics you want to see?
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Old 07-05-08, 04:46 AM
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I have a request...how about we get a search engine that WORKS.

That'd be nice.

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Old 07-05-08, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Tarantino
I have a request...how about we get a search engine that WORKS.

That'd be nice.

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It works fine. What exactly are you having trouble finding?
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Old 07-05-08, 01:01 PM
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If it worked fine, we wouldn't have a bunch of threads with third posts that say "hmmm, I searched for _______, but nothing came up."

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Old 07-05-08, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Tarantino
If it worked fine, we wouldn't have a bunch of threads with third posts that say "hmmm, I searched for _______, but nothing came up."

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Not knowing how to use search is not the same as search being broken.
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Old 07-07-08, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Tracer Bullet
Not knowing how to use search is not the same as search being broken.
Not to mention the people whose idea of "searching" is scanning through the first 5 threads on the first page of the forum.
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Old 07-07-08, 10:26 PM
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If you don't like the search feature, you can also use Google. Just prefix your search with "site:forum.dvdtalk.com".

For example: site:forum.dvdtalk.com "search feature"
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Old 07-07-08, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Tracer Bullet
Not knowing how to use search is not the same as search being broken.
Do an advanced search. Search the TV Forum in Titles Only for "Simpsons" (minus the quotes). Limit search results to the last year. It only finds seven threads, with only one being a thread for a specific episode from last year, yet there were threads for almost every episode..
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Old 07-10-08, 01:23 PM
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Any suggestions for searching for 3 letter word strings? Had a hell of a time searching for the likes of "saw" and "I am Sam", think I added actors names, but thought you all might have some better suggestions.
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Old 07-10-08, 03:06 PM
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Put an asterisk at the end or beginning of the words. You'll get a few more results than you were hoping for but them's the breaks.
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Old 07-10-08, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Duh Vuh Duh
Any suggestions for searching for 3 letter word strings? Had a hell of a time searching for the likes of "saw" and "I am Sam", think I added actors names, but thought you all might have some better suggestions.
use the google search
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