| 4:39 am on Apr 30, 2003 (gmt 0)|
No clue but an interesting question. Can I ask why?
| 5:02 am on Apr 30, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I would like to do some searches on different topics that have been discussed here before; and it seems IMO like generally the "good threads" (i.e. threads that a lot of people find interesting) will have lots of different views posted to think about for any particular topic. I always like a diversity of opinions.
That is not to say of course that threads with only a couple of posts are not good (sometimes REALLY great threads get overlooked).
P.S. It was really nice to meet you at the PubCon, and I appreciated your suggesstion on bringing older threads back to life again using links to the older locked threads.
| 6:40 am on Apr 30, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I like it, have you tried Google? When I can't get the search here to work like I want I switch to Google. I'd have to use my brain and I'm still in jet lag or I’d figure out myself how to make that work. Maybe you can tell me ;)
I enjoyed meeting you too. Now, start searching for those old posts and let's see where they lead, ha! I’ll be watching for what you come up with just report back.
| 11:45 am on Apr 30, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Paynt hit it on the head. Go to Google and use a search like this:
The 2-15.htm denotes that it is page #2 with 15 posts per page. If you want threads with even more posts just up the 2 to whatever you want.
| 3:09 pm on Apr 30, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Cool beans Birdman! Thank you for that response. This trick should be really helpful and interesting.
Also, thank you Paynt. After Brett had mentioned some time ago that the in-site search was the most resource intensive part of the forum I stopped using it, and started using Google's "site:" funtionality (with better results sometimes ;-)
| 3:13 pm on Apr 30, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I have to add here that a post last year on shaving, the essence of shaving, what the best razor to use and how best to shave went on for over 100 posts
[edited by: limbo at 3:15 pm (utc) on April 30, 2003]
| 3:14 pm on Apr 30, 2003 (gmt 0)|
It is pretty cool! You can even restrict the search to a particular forum by adding:
...where 19 is interchangeable according to the forum you want to search.
| 3:30 pm on Apr 30, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Very cool Birdman, thanks for insight.
| 5:02 am on May 1, 2003 (gmt 0)|
VERY much appreciated Birdman. Do you know of any other cool searching stuff along these lines?
| 9:59 am on May 1, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Nice advanced searching Birdman,
You might want to check out Allthewebs advanced search and fool around with:
"Size - Only find results that are larger than XX kb "
Some of the "meatier" (paynt style :)) single page threads will turn up as well.
| 11:09 am on May 1, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Thanks you guys! You know I learned that stuff here!
After looking further, seems the plus(+) sign isn't needed, that is unless you have a generic word that you don't want excluded(i.e. the, where, how, etc..)
Advanced Search Made Easy(Google) [google.com]
Advanced Search Operators(Google) [google.com]
Query Language(Alltheweb.com) [alltheweb.com]