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Started by goldenstudios, June 17, 2020, 11:08:29 AM

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goldenstudios

is it possible to have the forum search setting, that the words search in the search box go to search only in the subject of the posts =? and not in the description?
so as to have more precision in the search

Arantor

What sort of topic titles are we talking about? There aren't many cases when you'd need to do this for better results.
Perhaps it would have been better if I'd simply never bothered. Y'all clearly would be less unhappy that way.

goldenstudios


I am interested that the research is only on the subject and not on the description (content) of the post

Arantor

Yes, but I don't entirely believe that would actually yield better results. What kind of topics do you have on your site where that would actually legitimately be the best way to do things?

(I do many things as part of my day job. Improving search functionality on a site is one of them.)
Perhaps it would have been better if I'd simply never bothered. Y'all clearly would be less unhappy that way.

goldenstudios


these are posters so it would be better if the research went only on the subject as the title is made clear

Arantor

I'd like to see some examples. Better possibilities may occur to me.

(As my work often proves, the customer is not always right, and very often when they say how a thing should be solved, they're almost always *wrong*.)
Perhaps it would have been better if I'd simply never bothered. Y'all clearly would be less unhappy that way.

goldenstudios

suppose that I have clear titles of posters, if the search finds me a word that will set an example "the house of time"
the search goes to find every single word even in the description of the posts would become confusing, if instead it looks for parts of the title in the search going to target only on the titles for me and my users it would be better to search

Arantor

See, here was me thinking you were trying to hide the fact that you have a forum about sharing movie downloads.

Also, you're wrong, the search functionality in SMF wouldn't actually help you that much, because it would still match any topic that had any word in it...
Perhaps it would have been better if I'd simply never bothered. Y'all clearly would be less unhappy that way.

goldenstudios


I do not hide I am registered on the site, but I would like to go to my site / forum

however yes I would practically want the search to go only on the title and not on the description

Shambles

Isn't this what the advanced search facility provides?




Or were you intendng that the single search form limits its results to the topic titles only maybe...

goldenstudios

exactly, and that setting there, like the imposed for normal search?

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