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Hacking searches / Permanent search links

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by cacoseraph, May 18, 2009.

  1. xhexdx

    xhexdx ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    Just an FYI...

    Seems with the upgrade, some of this stuff doesn't work properly. In particular, searching specific forums. Seems when I try to search in one forum, it gives me results for everything.
     
  2. Zoltan

    Zoltan Cult Leader

    The link is the same if you want to search in a specific forum, with one exception, you need to add contenttype=vBForum_Post to it to work. Also, it appears that searching forum groups like "Tarantulas" = "Tarantula Questions & Discussions" + "Tarantula Chat" + "Tarantula Pictures" doesn't work, but you can search in multiple forums by adding each forum with forumchoice[]=X. For example, this is a search for "Ceratogyrus" in Tarantula Questions & Discussions and Tarantula Chat, showing results as threads:

    Code:
    http://www.arachnoboards.com/ab/search.php?do=process&query=Ceratogyrus&forumchoice[]=2&forumchoice[]=49&contenttype=vBForum_Post
    http://www.arachnoboards.com/ab/sea...]=2&forumchoice[]=49&contenttype=vBForum_Post

    The same, showing results as posts ("http://www.arachnoboards.com/ab/" omitted in code):

    Code:
    search.php?do=process&query=Ceratogyrus&forumchoice[]=2&forumchoice[]=49&contenttype=vBForum_Post&showposts=1
    http://www.arachnoboards.com/ab/sea...ice[]=49&contenttype=vBForum_Post&showposts=1

    Edit: it looks like it can also work if you just want to input the Tarantulas group as the place to search in, in this case you must include childforums=1 which enables the search to include child forums.

    Code:
    search.php?do=process&query=Ceratogyrus&forumchoice[]=50&childforums=1&contenttype=vBForum_Post
    http://www.arachnoboards.com/ab/sea...e[]=50&childforums=1&contenttype=vBForum_Post
     
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2012
  3. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Arachnoprince Active Member

    Does this method still work? (The examples in the original post lead to error pages, as do the examples in the above staff reply, and when I tried to use this method a few weeks ago, it didn't work either.)

    If this method no longer works, is there any possibility of getting the thread unpinned? This is cluttered with enough stickies (even on a desktop monitor, I have to hit page down twice to get to new threads) without including outdated technical support information.
     
  4. MrDeranged

    MrDeranged He Who Rules Staff Member

    Unsticking now. Didn't realized this was still up. We're using totally different software now.
     
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  5. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Arachnoprince Active Member

    Thanks! At some point, the pinned threads could use a review for which ones are outdated (or full of broken links), need to be consolidated, etc.

    @EulersK posted some suggestions.

    Movement to Remove Stickies: Tarantula Chat

    Removing Excessive Stickies in Discussions: Tarantula Questions & Discussions