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Hacking searches / Permanent search links

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

  1. Advertisement
    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