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Is there any way that the forum search tool could be be made to encompass a much larger period of time? One year is nowhere near enough ....it means repeating the search over and over again... this forcing the seeker to commit a Svengleglegleglegle .... which I understand is potentially hazardous to the health.... :pop:

 

A search for all time would be brilliant....but I would happily settle for 7 years..... :D

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Do you know the Google trick with the site keyword:

 

If you search for "site:musicplayer.com chicken foot" for example, it will only give you results from this site.

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When the pianoworld forum updated (they use the same underlying software), they increased the search period from 2 years to 4. I'd hoped the same would happen here, but unfortunately, it went down from 2 years to 1! Yeah, that's disappointing, you have to keep doing the same search again and again for different years. I use the google approach too, but it has other limitations, like it can't differentiate between when a keyboard is actually being mentioned in a post vs. just listed in a sig, or when it is the topic (subject line) of a thread rather than mentioned within it.

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There's a warning in the control panel that longer searches slow the forum down. I think that's why Jim set it to one year....but that was before we had our own server.

 

I just set it for three years. Let's see if that negatively impacts us. If not, maybe I can increase it a little bit at a time to see what happens.

 

Hope that helps!

 

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There's a warning in the control panel that longer searches slow the forum down. I think that's why Jim set it to one year....but that was before we had our own server.

 

I just set it for three years. Let's see if that negatively impacts us. If not, maybe I can increase it a little bit at a time to see what happens.

 

Hope that helps!

I just tried searching for "chicken foot" with the quotes and it seemed to be okay. :thu:

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Use google. We've been talking about this for decades. Literally.

Dan

 

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