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zahadumy 12-13-2005 06:34 PM

Search for "0 replies" threads only inside of the forum
 
I would like to be able to search for the 0 replies threads only inside of the forum I'm interested in. Is this possible without using "advanced search"? The "0 replies" link shows all the threads in the site with 0 replies :(. Thank you.

jeremy 12-13-2005 07:35 PM

You can add "include=x" (where x is the forumid) to the 0 reply query to get what you're looking for.

--jeremy

PTrenholme 12-13-2005 07:54 PM

O.K., but where is are the search syntax and instructions? When one clicks on "Search", all we see is a text entry box, a "go" button, and a link to "Advanced Search". No "Help" or "Format" or "Hints" button. Even in "Advanced Search" there is no description on how the search string should be formatted.

(As far as I can tell, the only "option" is an implicit or between whitespace delimited tokens in the "Search" box, and quotes are ignored.)

The "LinuxQuestions How-to" entry mentions "Search," but nothing I could see about search formatting.

Oh, and what happened to the "Googol Search" option?

zahadumy 12-13-2005 07:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeremy
You can add "include=x" (where x is the forumid) to the 0 reply query to get what you're looking for.

Where is that query? I can find only the link in Quick Links...

titanium_geek 12-13-2005 08:57 PM

yeah- a "how to get the most out of this search engine" article would be nice.

google (the company, googol is the large number :D ) is an option only available to contributing members, though when the search was hairy in the old LQ jeremy made it available to all users. I believe you can use google to just search specific sites using the site: keyword in the search box.

titanium_geek

jeremy 12-13-2005 11:50 PM

We're rewriting the googlesearch as the SOAP module we were using doesn't seem to be fully compatible with PHP 5. I agree that a "LQ search" LA would be extremely useful - any volunteers?

--jeremy

minrich 12-14-2005 06:00 AM

Search me!

jeremy - how do you expect to get volunteers in a 0 replies themed thread???

just kidding

cheers
Richard

zahadumy 12-14-2005 07:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by titanium_geek
google (the company, googol is the large number :D ) is an option only available to contributing members, though when the search was hairy in the old LQ jeremy made it available to all users.

I never knew this. This is really nice... :)

titanium_geek 12-14-2005 09:13 PM

umm... I think. Jeremy? am I correct here?

titanium_geek

microsoft/linux 12-14-2005 09:29 PM

correct about the extremely large number? yes. IIRC it's actually 10^100, so yesextremely large

titanium_geek 12-14-2005 10:04 PM

hehehe ms/l I actually put this as one of the things the 7th/8th graders had to find using a search engine. It reminded them that spelling is important. Also, looking for the national flower of Australia when the one for Austria was required...

sorry, that was offtopic.

what I meant was that I believe the google search was opened up to all members (not just CM's) when the server croaked. I don't know if this is still the case. It might just be a contributing member (CM) thing.

titanium_geek

jeremy 12-14-2005 11:11 PM

As of this moment, the LQ googlesearch is actually out of commission (the PHP5 SOAP module seems to have some issues). We hope to have it back up soon. Although I did open it to everyone while the search was having major issues, due to the limit Google puts on API calls that is unfortunately something we can't do long term.

--jeremy

jeremy 12-18-2005 12:36 PM

Thanks to David, the googlesearch is now back:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...oglesearch.php

--jeremy


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