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Subject: need to be able to search an individual forum
Date Posted: 11/23/2008 10:19 AM ET
Member Since: 11/10/2008
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As mentioned in this thread - http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=143560 - there needs to be a way to search an individual forum. There are just way too many topics going on to search them all together. This is especially true if someone just wants help beyond the help pages (e.g. try searching for "gift certificate" or "search").



Date Posted: 11/23/2008 11:11 AM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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You can always search in the Help Center for most subjects.  :)

Date Posted: 11/23/2008 1:20 PM ET
Member Since: 6/8/2007
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At the top of the forum page there is a button that says "Search Forums".  You can type in there what subject you are looking for and it will pull up the relevant postings.

Date Posted: 11/23/2008 1:23 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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David - the best way to make suggestions on changes to the site is through the Contact Us link at the botton right of most any page in the forum. The site leaders don't read every single post here and they miss your suggestions. Through the Contact Us link you can make suggestions and be sure it gets to the people who make those decisions.

Date Posted: 11/23/2008 8:41 PM ET
Member Since: 10/23/2005
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And a great way to get some additional assistance is to contact your Tour Guide, or any Tour Guide Leader via PM. We will be glad to try to point you in the right direction or help you find some info on features.

Date Posted: 11/24/2008 1:00 AM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2005
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The forum search is horrible.

To find a post I made on a topic I either have to go through all my posts or all the posts that have that topic--the two searches should be combinable.

Being able to limit it to just one forum would be great--I've flat given up trying to find certain Bazaar posts when page after page of other forums show up earlier in the search.


Date Posted: 11/24/2008 5:11 AM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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If you include your name in the keyword search, along with the other key words, that will limit your hits. (If you are looking for your own posts).

Date Posted: 11/24/2008 6:46 AM ET
Member Since: 7/23/2006
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I agree - I was searching last night for a post that I knew was in a certain forum, but the only words I could remember were really common, so I had a lot of posts to look through :-b

(Never did find the one I was looking for either!)