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Mistikman
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0 posted 01-30-2000 06:51 PM       View Profile for Mistikman   Email Mistikman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mistikman

It would be nice if you could make it so it only lists originating threads when searching for a person. When im looking for poetry by a specific person, I keep running into threads by others which the person in question merely replied to
Poet deVine
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1 posted 01-30-2000 08:25 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I agree with this wholeheartedly...would make searching for a favorite poet so much easier....
Munda
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2 posted 01-31-2000 07:07 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Yes, Ron, is that possible ? I tried it too, but gave up after a while when all the "replies to others" came with it. It would be great if you could change that.  
Marge Tindal
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3 posted 02-01-2000 07:53 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Ron, would it be possible for the search feature to pull the most recent posts?
With the numbers growing and some reaching new heights ... I'd really like to see it pull the more recent ones, especially when there are over 200 posts to an author.

Thanks.
Ron
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4 posted 02-01-2000 07:57 AM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

This topic has been previously discussed here, without ever really coming to a conclusion.

There are three possibilities. One is to index only originating posts, not replies, which solves this problem AND will make the forums faster (especially searching). Two is to completely rewrite the search program so we have the option of doing an either/or search, which will unfortunately also slow down the system. Three, of course, is to continue ignoring the problem.

I've opted for number one (at least in the short term). As of this morning, the search feature will no longer index or find the text of any replies. Only originating posts. This is a test, and we'll see how everyone feels about it. There are potential problems, especially for our Moderators (who often need the ability to track replies as well as originating posts). Basically, we'll try this for a while and see how it goes...

suthern
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5 posted 02-01-2000 12:59 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I guess I'm in the minority then... but I'd sure like to have it left where it pulls all posts OR the option to do either. I use it daily... or did till today.
Nan
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6 posted 02-01-2000 02:31 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

While "either/or" is obviously the most desirable, we definitely are looking for poets' originating posts more frequently than their responses.... so - let's try this test on for size.....
suthern
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7 posted 02-01-2000 03:07 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Thanks Nan...I feel properly dismissed and I'm sorry I asked.. majority does rule.

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