Forum searching?

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Jun 2018
2:05pm, 5 Jun 2018
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larkim
Just wondering if there had ever been discussion about making improvements to the forum search functionality? Quite often I'd like to search things like a specific thread for a specific period of time, or a specific thread for specific user comments etc, or keyword searches, but the combination of my use of the search button here or my Google-fu doesn't really get me the sort of output I'd find on "stock" forum engines that are found on other sites.

It's waaaay down the list of priorities I'm sure, just curious if there were any good work-arounds that others use as I'm sure Fetch's coding resources are more than stretched with other, more useful, stuff elsewhere!
Jun 2018
2:12pm, 5 Jun 2018
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Cerrertonia
I just use google but include site:www.fetcheveryone.com in the search term, to limit it to here. Seems to work just fine.
Jun 2018
2:55pm, 5 Jun 2018
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larkim
Yep, I can do that - but if I wanted to just search, say, the 3:15 support thread it's harder to focus in with Google due to the way the URLs are formed on Fetch.
Jun 2018
3:03pm, 5 Jun 2018
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HappyG(rrr)
I have asked Fetch for this as a feature suggestion a number of times, but it's not reached top of his to do pile yet! Here was my complete site search wish...

23 Dec Blog - Christmas wish!
fetcheveryone.com/blog/13263/2017/12
Jun 2018
3:05pm, 5 Jun 2018
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Cerrertonia
You can do something like

larkim "sub 3:15 marathon thread" "jun 2017" site:www.fetcheveryone.com
Jun 2018
3:11pm, 5 Jun 2018
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larkim
Yes, that's about the best I've got to. It's just not as "nice" as the forum searchability that you get in the off-the-shelf forum packages that lots of other websites use.

Glad to hear it's not just me HG!
Jun 2018
3:11pm, 5 Jun 2018
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chunkywizard
and you'd only get 60 posts! ;-)

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