Remove the Games Bucket from Std search

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Remove the Games Bucket from Std search

Postby 700c » 13 Feb 2015, 8:24pm

For removing those awful "3 word" threads from the main forum. Awesome, big thumbs up. THANK YOU.

Could you now remove that forum from the search facility (I know I could go into the advanced_search to remove it, but should be a simple change to make it automatically not get searched). Thank You
Last edited by Graham on 15 Feb 2015, 7:08pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Thanks for the Thanks. Request is for Anthony to consider.

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Postby 661-Pete » 13 Feb 2015, 11:21pm

....and now that your dearest wish has been granted (and maybe Admin will be able to figure out how to tackle your further request) ... why not come along to the 'bucket' and join in the fun!? The only rules are, only 3 words at a time, no consecutive posts by the same person, and keep it clean. Well, reasonably... :roll:

Go on! Everyone's welcome!
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Re: Remove the Games Bucket from Std search

Postby Vorpal » 15 Feb 2015, 7:16pm

700c wrote:For removing those awful "3 word" threads from the main forum. Awesome, big thumbs up. THANK YOU.

Could you now remove that forum from the search facility (I know I could go into the advanced_search to remove it, but should be a simple change to make it automatically not get searched). Thank You

I don't think it's a simple change. And the more customisation we do, the harder it is to make upgrades to the next version phpbb. But maybe admin knows how to do it.
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Re: Remove the Games Bucket from Std search

Postby thirdcrank » 16 Feb 2015, 4:29pm

With Advanced search, it's possible to highlight which sections you want to search, but with my limited IT skills, it's only possible to highlight one block. (When I try to highlight a second block, the first highlight disappears.) At present the "Too good to lose" sections are below the games section. If that could be dropped to the bottom of the list, it would then be easy to do an advanced search on everything else. (And if anybody wanted to do an advanced search on the games threads, they could search just them.)

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Re: Remove the Games Bucket from Std search

Postby Psamathe » 16 Feb 2015, 4:36pm

thirdcrank wrote:With Advanced search, it's possible to highlight which sections you want to search, but with my limited IT skills, it's only possible to highlight one block. (When I try to highlight a second block, the first highlight disappears.)

Hold down the ⌘ modifier whilst clicking and it will select multiple entries from the list.

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Re: Remove the Games Bucket from Std search

Postby thirdcrank » 16 Feb 2015, 6:38pm

Psamathe wrote: ... Hold down the ⌘ modifier whilst clicking and it will select multiple entries from the list. ...


My profound thanks are only qualified by my not knowing what the ⌘ modifier is :oops: and having no obvious ⌘ button to hold down.

I've been prompted by this to experiment and the Ctrl key seems to have the desired effect. :D

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Re: Remove the Games Bucket from Std search

Postby Penfolds11 » 18 Feb 2015, 7:12am

thirdcrank wrote:
Psamathe wrote: ... Hold down the ⌘ modifier whilst clicking and it will select multiple entries from the list. ...

My profound thanks are only qualified by my not knowing what the ⌘ modifier is :oops: and having no obvious ⌘ button to hold down.


Yep, you'd need a Mac for that! :wink:

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Re: Remove the Games Bucket from Std search

Postby Edwards » 18 Feb 2015, 8:01am

Penfolds11 wrote:Yep, you'd need a Mac for that!


I have a Gabardine one and am still non the wiser as I can not find that button. Is it fitted to all types of raincoat? :lol: :?
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Re: Remove the Games Bucket from Std search

Postby Penfolds11 » 18 Feb 2015, 8:17am

Edwards wrote:I have a Gabardine one and am still non the wiser as I can not find that button. Is it fitted to all types of raincoat? :lol: :?


Are you sure that's a Mac? With no buttons it sounds like a duffle coat - windproof but not waterproof! :lol:

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Re: Thank You to the Admin / Mods

Postby 700c » 18 Feb 2015, 10:01am

661-Pete wrote:....and now that your dearest wish has been granted (and maybe Admin will be able to figure out how to tackle your further request) ... why not come along to the 'bucket' and join in the fun!? The only rules are, only 3 words at a time, no consecutive posts by the same person, and keep it clean. Well, reasonably... :roll:

Go on! Everyone's welcome!


Today I've got a day of watching paint dry ;)
But thanks for the invite.

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Re: Remove the Games Bucket from Std search

Postby Graham » 20 Feb 2015, 10:57am

The "Too Good to Lose" section is just a load of pointers back to the original topics in their "normal" sections.

Thus there is no need to explicitly include them in any search.

Has anyone experimented with searching in Too Good to Lose ?? Does it behave as expected ?

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Re: Remove the Games Bucket from Std search

Postby Vorpal » 20 Feb 2015, 11:47am

Graham wrote:The "Too Good to Lose" section is just a load of pointers back to the original topics in their "normal" sections.

Thus there is no need to explicitly include them in any search.

Has anyone experimented with searching in Too Good to Lose ?? Does it behave as expected ?

I've never had any search results from Too Good to Lose. I assumed it was because they are just 'shadows' rather than the actual topics.
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Re: Thank You to the Admin / Mods

Postby 661-Pete » 20 Feb 2015, 1:55pm

700c wrote:Today I've got a day of watching paint dry ;)
But thanks for the invite.

As you wish. Your activity is now in the Story..... :lol:
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Re: Remove the Games Bucket from Std search

Postby 700c » 20 Feb 2015, 2:02pm

Last edited by Graham on Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Thanks for the Thanks. Request is for Anthony to consider


Graham, I've no clue who Anthony is, do I need to make a request direct to him ?

Thanks.

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Re: Remove the Games Bucket from Std search

Postby Graham » 20 Feb 2015, 3:32pm

Anthony being Anthony Cartmell a.k.a. Fonant . . .. the all-knowing , all-seeing, power behind the CTC Forum.

i.e. he runs the technical side.

I'll PM him, but I'm pretty sure that he will not want to modify the basic software to eliminate The Bucket from searches.


It is pretty easy for the user to do it.

Advanced Search :

"Search in forums" . . . Select Cycling

"Search Subforums" . . . ClickYes

. .. and that will pretty much isolate the sensible ( technical ) stuff. Easy enough to add the other forum SECTIONS if necessary.