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Old 10-08-2016, 06:38 PM   #1
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Strange: searching threads for an user -> is it a bug?


Today I decided to start marking my older threads as solved, which most of them are. How to find them? Searching, as I tried. But the results are not as good as possible: they give us posts which are not the thread head, resulting in duplicate results and making it harder to find what I want.

For example, the first 4 results of threads by me are:

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[SOLVED] Can I guarantee that I file is not deleted by making a hard link to it?
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Bash completion was wrong => commented => what was the problem?
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[SOLVED] Can I guarantee that I file is not deleted by making a hard link to it?
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[SOLVED] Can I guarantee that I file is not deleted by making a hard link to it?
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And the duplicates keep repeating threads that were already given.
 
Old 10-08-2016, 07:21 PM   #2
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Searching on this site is a constant frustration. Yesterday a multi-word search kept returning logical OR searches (showed in the header) - even when I explicitly added AND. jeremy has stated this doesn't happen. Seems erratic - I wonder if they did a code update recently.
I gave up and used google with "site:"
 
Old 10-08-2016, 07:28 PM   #3
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Down at the bottom of the advanced search page, there is an option to show results as "Threads" or "Posts". If you select "Threads" you should see just a single result for the head of each matching thread.
 
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Old 10-08-2016, 10:03 PM   #4
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Down at the bottom of the advanced search page, there is an option to show results as "Threads" or "Posts". If you select "Threads" you should see just a single result for the head of each matching thread.
This made the results much easier to read!
- although they still have duplicates:

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Strange: searching threads for an user -> is it a bug?
[SOLVED] Can I guarantee that I file is not deleted by making a hard link to it?
Bash completion was wrong => commented => what was the problem?
Book "Compiler Construction using Flex and Bison" - problems, discussions, steps, ... ( 1 2 3 4 )
And bash history dups still exist... a lot... ( 1 2 )
[SOLVED] Is there a Markdown text mode viewer? ( 1 2 )
[SOLVED] Show date and time in a chosen timezone?
[SOLVED] We cannot edit after sometime?
Nonpermanent links in messages for subscribed threads
Bad links for "Did you find this post helpful? Yes"
[SOLVED] A Bison problem: should it work as it is? ( 1 2 )
Extra space on [code] sections?
[SOLVED] Flex (and "close" packages) : why gcc cannot find lib fl? ( 1 2 )
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Old 10-08-2016, 10:49 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by dedec0 View Post
This made the results much easier to read! - although they still have duplicates:

--
Strange: searching threads for an user -> is it a bug?
[SOLVED] Can I guarantee that I file is not deleted by making a hard link to it?
Bash completion was wrong => commented => what was the problem?
Book "Compiler Construction using Flex and Bison" - problems, discussions, steps, ... ( 1 2 3 4 )
And bash history dups still exist... a lot... ( 1 2 )
[SOLVED] Is there a Markdown text mode viewer? ( 1 2 )
[SOLVED] Show date and time in a chosen timezone?
[SOLVED] We cannot edit after sometime?
Nonpermanent links in messages for subscribed threads
Bad links for "Did you find this post helpful? Yes"
[SOLVED] A Bison problem: should it work as it is? ( 1 2 )
Extra space on [code] sections?
[SOLVED] Flex (and "close" packages) : why gcc cannot find lib fl? ( 1 2 )
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Sorry, but I just don't see any duplicates in that list.
 
Old 10-09-2016, 01:32 AM   #6
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Sorry, but I just don't see any duplicates in that list.
Indeed! There are no duplicates. I am sorry, I guess the "[SOLVED]" parts confounded my skimming read.
 
Old 10-09-2016, 01:41 AM   #7
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The catch in this thread is that I needed to read and change, in the search page, the bottom option to make sense of the choice at the top, "Search by username¹" group: "find threads started by user". This choice should imply in selecting "Show Results as Threads", since the other option does not make much sense.

¹ Username: shouldn't it be only one word there?

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Old 10-09-2016, 12:21 PM   #8
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Using the "My Threads" link will also accomplish what you want.

--jeremy
 
Old 10-09-2016, 12:22 PM   #9
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Searching on this site is a constant frustration. Yesterday a multi-word search kept returning logical OR searches (showed in the header) - even when I explicitly added AND. jeremy has stated this doesn't happen. Seems erratic - I wonder if they did a code update recently.
I gave up and used google with "site:"
While an updated search is coming soon, do you have a reproducible example that you feel is a bug?

--jeremy
 
Old 10-09-2016, 02:04 PM   #10
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Using the "My Threads" link will also accomplish what you want.
(...)

O-:

I did not know about that, and did not imagine it, thinking that the search I did was the natural easy way.
 
Old 10-09-2016, 06:32 PM   #11
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While an updated search is coming soon, do you have a reproducible example that you feel is a bug?

--jeremy
No, as I said search always seems erratic.
I just reran the search and it (sort of) worked.
- select "last 3 months", no hits. Changed to "anytime" and first few results were within 3 months. It looks like entire threads are searched and a post is selected for display - any post containing some (not necessarily all) search term(s).
Counter-intuitive to me.
- selecting "show results as" thread or post changes the results - it says show, not "alter search as ".

Most of the time I manage to find what I want - sometimes a timely threads allows me to vent.
 
  


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