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New search options on homepage
« on: November 02, 2006, 06:21:30 PM »
I've added two new options to the home page for searching.  

View posts last 24hrs | View posts last 7 days


I find it helpful to be able to see the posts during the prior 24 hours and for the last 7 days..  My default search is for the last 24 hours :-)

Enjoy!

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Ken
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Re: New search options on homepage
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2006, 06:35:13 PM »
Thanks, Ken!

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Re: New search options on homepage
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2006, 07:15:26 PM »
Ken, is there any command to see all "unread" posts on a phpBB forum? The SMF forums have such a feature and it is really nice. Let's you see just those posts that you haven't yet read. It's very helpful if you have to get out of the browser before you read all posts that are displayed.
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Re: New search options on homepage
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2006, 08:28:18 PM »
There is a

Mark all forums read

link on the home page as the last entry on the right side at the top of the page above the forum list.

Is that what you're looking for?

Ken
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Re: New search options on homepage
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2006, 10:02:06 PM »
No, that is not what I am looking for.  I did see that selection but what I am looking for is a way of listing all posts that I have not yet read regardless of when they were posted.

Based on having a way to "Mark all forums read", I am assuming there is a way to view all that haven't been viewed yet. As an example, the Ambient Weather forum, which uses SMF forum software, has the ability to "Show unread posts since last visit" and if that fails to produce a listing, another link is shown "No unread topics found since your last visit. Click here to try all unread topics".

This kind of logic helps the user to find posts they have not read before even though they were not new since last login.
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Re: New search options on homepage
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2006, 12:07:02 AM »
Thanks for the new search options Ken!

I use those two a lot in other forums, especially the last 24 hours one.   8)
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Re: New search options on homepage
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2006, 12:24:28 AM »
Don:

I'll do a bit more trolling in the phpBB mods forum to see if I can find what you're looking for.

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Ken
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Re: New search options on homepage
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2006, 08:30:50 AM »
Great additions Ken. Is there a way to add a view posts that I have made or view posts in which I have made a reply?


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Re: New search options on homepage
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2006, 10:53:24 AM »
Anthony,

You can effectively get what you want via the Search feature of phpBB. Just enter in your userid (Anthony) in the Author box and click on Search. It will show you all posts you have posted to. You then have to wade through each thread to find yours though. Not the exact solution you are looking for but at least it's in the ball-park.
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Re: New search options on homepage
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2006, 11:30:00 AM »
Anthony:

There's a built-in search (unfortunately only linked from your view-profile) that searches for all posts you've made.  Click on one of the user names, the profile summary will show a small hotlink saying Find all posts by <username> right under the Joined date, Total Posts on the right side of the page.

Mine is: http://www.wxforum.net/search.php?search_author=kenmtrue

Your's would be: http://www.wxforum.net/search.php?search_author=Anthony

Don's would be:
http://www.wxforum.net/search.php?search_author=W3DRM

Ken
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Re: New search options on homepage
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2006, 08:23:31 AM »
Thanks guys for the suggestions. Don, Didn't even thing about the search option.


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Re: New search options on homepage
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2006, 03:02:45 PM »
Anthony,

That's just good teamwork!  :D

Together we are all learning a lot more...
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