Welcome to the HeavyMetalPro Forums

It is currently Tue Jul 23, 2024 1:12 am

All times are UTC-04:00




Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 30 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Searching
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:45 pm 
Offline
Commanding General
Commanding General

Joined: Tue Dec 11, 2001 8:00 pm
Posts: 3166
Ok, is there a way for me to search for just the Topics I started/posted?? I'm not talking about all my posts, but the ones I was the author of.

If not, would there be a way to add such a feature??

I don't know about anyone else, but I'd find it extremely helpful.

_________________
Doc
"An artist is never appreciated until he's dead."


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:08 pm 
Offline
MechMeister
MechMeister

Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2001 8:00 pm
Posts: 13482
Location: RCW Enterprises, SC, USA
No, there isn't. And as the forums are developed by phpBB, and I'm just /using/ them, I certainly wouldn't be able to do it. There might be a forum mod, but I don't like to have many mods.

_________________
Rick
~~~~~
[email]rick@heavymetalpro.com[/email] [img]http://www.heavymetalpro.com/countries/flag-us.gif[/img] [img]http://www.heavymetalpro.com/countries/ ... rolina.gif[/img]

* There are 10 types of people in this world. Those who understand binary and those who don't. *


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:37 pm 
Offline
Village Drunk
Village Drunk

Joined: Sat Sep 15, 2001 8:00 pm
Posts: 4113
Location: Worcester, MA
There's a roundabout way of finding those search results...

Click on Search, and in the "Search for Author" box, type your name. Under "Sort by" select "Author" from the drop down.

In your case that gives THIS RESULT, which if I did it correctly will give the starting page for all the topics you started.

The problem is the results for each thread starter don't seem to be in any particular order.

_________________
[b]When life gives you lemons, throw them back and ask for cookies.[/b]
[url]http://210darryl.wordpress.com/[/url]
[img]http://www.heavymetalpro.com/countries/flag-us.gif[/img] [img]http://www.heavymetalpro.com/countries/flag-ireland.gif[/img]


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:41 pm 
Offline
Commanding General
Commanding General

Joined: Tue Dec 11, 2001 8:00 pm
Posts: 3166
Thanks Chihawk, that does work in a fashion. Though I had to go to p5 to find everything that I started.

_________________
Doc
"An artist is never appreciated until he's dead."


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:59 pm 
Offline
Village Drunk
Village Drunk

Joined: Sat Sep 15, 2001 8:00 pm
Posts: 4113
Location: Worcester, MA
Quote:
Thanks Chihawk, that does work in a fashion. Though I had to go to p5 to find everything that I started.
Yeah, it's far from perfect and the search results aren't valid for long (meaning my link will be dead soon)

_________________
[b]When life gives you lemons, throw them back and ask for cookies.[/b]
[url]http://210darryl.wordpress.com/[/url]
[img]http://www.heavymetalpro.com/countries/flag-us.gif[/img] [img]http://www.heavymetalpro.com/countries/flag-ireland.gif[/img]


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:35 pm 
Offline
Commanding General
Commanding General

Joined: Tue Dec 11, 2001 8:00 pm
Posts: 3166
Quote:
Quote:
Thanks Chihawk, that does work in a fashion. Though I had to go to p5 to find everything that I started.
Yeah, it's far from perfect and the search results aren't valid for long (meaning my link will be dead soon)
It was dead when I found it. :D

_________________
Doc
"An artist is never appreciated until he's dead."


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:45 pm 
Offline
Village Drunk
Village Drunk

Joined: Sat Sep 15, 2001 8:00 pm
Posts: 4113
Location: Worcester, MA
Quote:
Quote:
Quote:
Thanks Chihawk, that does work in a fashion. Though I had to go to p5 to find everything that I started.
Yeah, it's far from perfect and the search results aren't valid for long (meaning my link will be dead soon)
It was dead when I found it. :D
I figured it would be a little longer than that :lol:

_________________
[b]When life gives you lemons, throw them back and ask for cookies.[/b]
[url]http://210darryl.wordpress.com/[/url]
[img]http://www.heavymetalpro.com/countries/flag-us.gif[/img] [img]http://www.heavymetalpro.com/countries/flag-ireland.gif[/img]


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:39 am 
Offline
Commanding General
Commanding General

Joined: Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:22 am
Posts: 2198
Search by keywords seems to be bit... broken. Just now I used following terms:
concrete dragons
maniacs
goldfish

Only maniacs gives results, others say No topics or posts met your search criteria.

_________________
[i]You know what they say, don't you? About how us MechWarriors are the modern knights errant, how warfare has become civilized now that we have to abide by conventions and rules of war. Don't believe it.[/i]

[url=http://www.mekwars.org][u]MekWars[/u][/url]


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:59 am 
Offline
Commanding General
Commanding General

Joined: Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:22 am
Posts: 2198
Seems to work now, thanks for fixing :)

_________________
[i]You know what they say, don't you? About how us MechWarriors are the modern knights errant, how warfare has become civilized now that we have to abide by conventions and rules of war. Don't believe it.[/i]

[url=http://www.mekwars.org][u]MekWars[/u][/url]


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:55 am 
Offline
MechMeister
MechMeister

Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2001 8:00 pm
Posts: 13482
Location: RCW Enterprises, SC, USA
Quote:
Search by keywords seems to be bit... broken. Just now I used following terms:
concrete dragons
maniacs
goldfish

Only maniacs gives results, others say No topics or posts met your search criteria.
Well, "goldfish" are on a need-to-know basis, so that could be part of the problem.

Glad it's working okay now. ;-) There were other forum problems a couple days ago that maybe contributed to this as well.

_________________
Rick
~~~~~
[email]rick@heavymetalpro.com[/email] [img]http://www.heavymetalpro.com/countries/flag-us.gif[/img] [img]http://www.heavymetalpro.com/countries/ ... rolina.gif[/img]

* There are 10 types of people in this world. Those who understand binary and those who don't. *


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:02 pm 
Offline
Commanding General
Commanding General

Joined: Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:22 am
Posts: 2198
Quote:
Glad it's working okay now. ;-)
Guess again! Now I get results, but there are plenty of topics that don't match keywords. What I've used minutes before typing this:
doorknob
goldfish
battlecarp

_________________
[i]You know what they say, don't you? About how us MechWarriors are the modern knights errant, how warfare has become civilized now that we have to abide by conventions and rules of war. Don't believe it.[/i]

[url=http://www.mekwars.org][u]MekWars[/u][/url]


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:30 am 
Offline
The Walkin' Dude
The Walkin' Dude

Joined: Tue Jul 01, 2003 2:20 pm
Posts: 1716
Location: End-World
I'm not able to get any results with any of my searches thus far either.

_________________
"I have vanquished you, lizard slavers. And now, behold the pelvic gyrations of my victory boogie."
- Space Ghost


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:30 pm 
Offline
Village Drunk
Village Drunk

Joined: Sat Sep 15, 2001 8:00 pm
Posts: 4113
Location: Worcester, MA
I was able to get results, and the ones I checked matched the keywords I used...

_________________
[b]When life gives you lemons, throw them back and ask for cookies.[/b]
[url]http://210darryl.wordpress.com/[/url]
[img]http://www.heavymetalpro.com/countries/flag-us.gif[/img] [img]http://www.heavymetalpro.com/countries/flag-ireland.gif[/img]


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:07 pm 
Offline
MechMeister
MechMeister

Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2001 8:00 pm
Posts: 13482
Location: RCW Enterprises, SC, USA
I was able to search without a problem.

_________________
Rick
~~~~~
[email]rick@heavymetalpro.com[/email] [img]http://www.heavymetalpro.com/countries/flag-us.gif[/img] [img]http://www.heavymetalpro.com/countries/ ... rolina.gif[/img]

* There are 10 types of people in this world. Those who understand binary and those who don't. *


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:54 am 
Offline
Commanding General
Commanding General

Joined: Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:22 am
Posts: 2198
Quote:
I was able to search without a problem.
I just made another search with keyword goldfish, and results include Stoopid 'puters IX that has no goldfish, gold or fish on it.

_________________
[i]You know what they say, don't you? About how us MechWarriors are the modern knights errant, how warfare has become civilized now that we have to abide by conventions and rules of war. Don't believe it.[/i]

[url=http://www.mekwars.org][u]MekWars[/u][/url]


Last edited by Matti on Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:12 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:55 am 
Offline
Loki
Loki

Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2001 8:00 pm
Posts: 11444
Location: Minnesnowta
I attempted a search last night and got no responses at all.

Something is wonky with this board.

_________________
Medron Pryde - The Great and Terrible :blah:
[img]http://faileas.greywolf.googlepages.com/WOTD.png[/img]
[url=http://www.pryderockindustries.com]P.R.I.[/url] - The home of BattleTech programs and files
"I'm gonna Tea Party like its 1776." - Medron Pryde
Who is John Galt?


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:26 pm 
Offline
Test Pilot
Test Pilot

Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2002 8:00 pm
Posts: 12373
Location: That flattop, up the well, overhead …
What's your browser? Got a firewall?

_________________
[url=http://www.hitbox.tv/hmpgoose]Goose - The Egyptian God of Frustration[/url]

"He closes his eyes and remembers the night splattered with brightness, the sudden flare of erupting fuel, the mad chase as, supersonic, he bobbed and weaved among the hills and valleys of the Ozarks, the laws on his tail, burning for home …"


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:12 pm 
Offline
Commanding General
Commanding General

Joined: Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:22 am
Posts: 2198
Quote:
What's your browser? Got a firewall?
Internet Explorer, and no firewall in use.

_________________
[i]You know what they say, don't you? About how us MechWarriors are the modern knights errant, how warfare has become civilized now that we have to abide by conventions and rules of war. Don't believe it.[/i]

[url=http://www.mekwars.org][u]MekWars[/u][/url]


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:17 pm 
Offline
Commanding General
Commanding General

Joined: Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:22 am
Posts: 2198
Quote:
Quote:
I was able to search without a problem.
I just made another search with keyword goldfish, and results include Stoopid 'puters IX that has no goldfish, gold or fish on it.
To track problem down further, I made search list individual posts. Under Stoopid 'puters IX is returned following post:
Quote:
Quote:
Chihawk, how do you expect him to keep his post count up otherwise... (j/k)

Mo, run a chkdsk/r on the "no OS" machine, 2000 is notorious for "losing" sys32.dll if there's an unexpected powerdown, a likely event for that many older machines.

The machine with both Hdd's "packed" take a Hdd from another machine, and install it as a slave on IDE-2, the one your cdrom/cdrw is on. If you have 2 optical drives on there already, ask yorself "why". Unless that machine is a dedicated duplicator of cd's, utalize the extra IDE port to mount another drive.

sounds like #2 and #4 need a chkdisk/r, and/or a reinstall of their respective OS's.

yank the modem from #4 and goodle it's model number to get a newer driver, and load that. If that doesn't fix it, canabalize a card from another machine and repeat until you have it online too.

Another option is put one machine online, set it to share its internet connection, and connect all your gear through an old 10/100 switch (you can get a 16 port at staples for like 30-40 bux) so they get their internet from the one machine online constantly.

It's normaly how you get to the internet through faster connections, but it'll work for 56k.


Improvise, Adapt, Overcome!
Okay #5 is a Win 95 machine 166MHz proccessor 32 megs RAM I was using it to download stuff becuase it still has HD space. I tried to reininstall Win 95 in it without success.

I tried to install a third HD in this one a 4.3 gig ...It's not recognizing it. I was trying to reinstall Windows in my #1 when I discovered mi idiot brother neglected to send me the malfing activativation code and he's messed his back up so he can't look for it....Bloody twit. I'm going to try to play with that modem later it's an external and right now the HP is on the middle of the table agains the wall and it's a bit of a pain to get to the back of it.

I have a drawer full of modems that need drivers.

$30-$40 is like the national debt to me right now

And Chihawk ...Chainsaw is right it's a good way to keep my post count up. :P THHP!
I wonder, what makes search see anything goldfishy on that...

_________________
[i]You know what they say, don't you? About how us MechWarriors are the modern knights errant, how warfare has become civilized now that we have to abide by conventions and rules of war. Don't believe it.[/i]

[url=http://www.mekwars.org][u]MekWars[/u][/url]


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:29 pm 
Offline
Antisocial General
Antisocial General

Joined: Mon Mar 17, 2003 8:35 am
Posts: 7883
Location: MLC, Lyran Alliance.
Search not working again...I'm using XP and Firefox.

_________________
Be careful what you wish for. I might let you have it. :evil:


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:38 pm 
Offline
Test Pilot
Test Pilot

Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2002 8:00 pm
Posts: 12373
Location: That flattop, up the well, overhead …
It's true: You should get all kinds of junk if you push in "tank" by "goose", but now it can't find itself in a small closet . . .

It also seems to be running slow . . .

_________________
[url=http://www.hitbox.tv/hmpgoose]Goose - The Egyptian God of Frustration[/url]

"He closes his eyes and remembers the night splattered with brightness, the sudden flare of erupting fuel, the mad chase as, supersonic, he bobbed and weaved among the hills and valleys of the Ozarks, the laws on his tail, burning for home …"


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:16 pm 
Offline
MechMeister
MechMeister

Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2001 8:00 pm
Posts: 13482
Location: RCW Enterprises, SC, USA
Quote:
It's true: You should get all kinds of junk if you push in "tank" by "goose", but now it can't find itself in a small closet . . .

It also seems to be running slow . . .
I searched for "tank" by Goose, and got this thread. Tried other searches, which seemed to work well, and quickly. Hmmm...

_________________
Rick
~~~~~
[email]rick@heavymetalpro.com[/email] [img]http://www.heavymetalpro.com/countries/flag-us.gif[/img] [img]http://www.heavymetalpro.com/countries/ ... rolina.gif[/img]

* There are 10 types of people in this world. Those who understand binary and those who don't. *


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:13 pm 
Offline
Test Pilot
Test Pilot

Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2002 8:00 pm
Posts: 12373
Location: That flattop, up the well, overhead …
I tried "tanks" (plural) by goose, and go diddly-squat, again . . .

_________________
[url=http://www.hitbox.tv/hmpgoose]Goose - The Egyptian God of Frustration[/url]

"He closes his eyes and remembers the night splattered with brightness, the sudden flare of erupting fuel, the mad chase as, supersonic, he bobbed and weaved among the hills and valleys of the Ozarks, the laws on his tail, burning for home …"


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:04 pm 
Offline
Commanding General
Commanding General

Joined: Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:22 am
Posts: 2198
Quote:
Quote:
It's true: You should get all kinds of junk if you push in "tank" by "goose", but now it can't find itself in a small closet . . .

It also seems to be running slow . . .
I searched for "tank" by Goose, and got this thread. Tried other searches, which seemed to work well, and quickly. Hmmm...
Have you tried goldfish as keyword yet? Do you get post I have quoted as result (see my previous post in this topic)? Why does it do that? Can it be fixed?

_________________
[i]You know what they say, don't you? About how us MechWarriors are the modern knights errant, how warfare has become civilized now that we have to abide by conventions and rules of war. Don't believe it.[/i]

[url=http://www.mekwars.org][u]MekWars[/u][/url]


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 3:17 pm 
Offline
Antisocial General
Antisocial General

Joined: Mon Mar 17, 2003 8:35 am
Posts: 7883
Location: MLC, Lyran Alliance.
Searching not working on any keywords...I just tried searching for something I posted yesterday, and it's not showing up. Seems the whole search engine is kaput.

_________________
Be careful what you wish for. I might let you have it. :evil:


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:56 pm 
Offline
MechMeister
MechMeister

Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2001 8:00 pm
Posts: 13482
Location: RCW Enterprises, SC, USA
I'm not saying you're not having a problem, but every search I do works.

_________________
Rick
~~~~~
[email]rick@heavymetalpro.com[/email] [img]http://www.heavymetalpro.com/countries/flag-us.gif[/img] [img]http://www.heavymetalpro.com/countries/ ... rolina.gif[/img]

* There are 10 types of people in this world. Those who understand binary and those who don't. *


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:32 am 
Offline
Loki
Loki

Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2001 8:00 pm
Posts: 11444
Location: Minnesnowta
I run Windows XP and Firefox.

Sometimes search works, sometimes it doesn't.

I just tried some pointed searches though, of threads that I know are on the board, and it didn't come up with them.

Interestingly, a search for "Human Sphere" by "Medron Pryde" comes up with the recently created "Bondswoman Lents" thread, but NOT the extremely large and possibly most viewed thread on the entire board, my thread ABOUT the Human Sphere.

I'm willing to bet that there is a corruption in the database that is keeping the search function from searching the entire database, possibly because of how old the board is and how many posts have been made on it over the years.

_________________
Medron Pryde - The Great and Terrible :blah:
[img]http://faileas.greywolf.googlepages.com/WOTD.png[/img]
[url=http://www.pryderockindustries.com]P.R.I.[/url] - The home of BattleTech programs and files
"I'm gonna Tea Party like its 1776." - Medron Pryde
Who is John Galt?


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:14 am 
Offline
Antisocial General
Antisocial General

Joined: Mon Mar 17, 2003 8:35 am
Posts: 7883
Location: MLC, Lyran Alliance.
Ditto what Medron said. I just did a search for "Republic" knowing that there are dozens of posts on here about my Veiled Republic; ONE (the most recent, posted Jan 5) came up. And that was using MSIE and XP Pro on this govt computer that I'm on right now...

Could the search engine possibly be not recognizing posts made before 2008?

_________________
Be careful what you wish for. I might let you have it. :evil:


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:28 am 
Offline
Commanding General
Commanding General

Joined: Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:22 am
Posts: 2198
Quote:
Ditto what Medron said. I just did a search for "Republic" knowing that there are dozens of posts on here about my Veiled Republic; ONE (the most recent, posted Jan 5) came up. And that was using MSIE and XP Pro on this govt computer that I'm on right now...
Tested and confirmed. Looks like search has got messed up since change of year... Anyways last year I had nothing to complain about search: I found Concrete Dragons, Veiled Republic and other topics without a glitch.

_________________
[i]You know what they say, don't you? About how us MechWarriors are the modern knights errant, how warfare has become civilized now that we have to abide by conventions and rules of war. Don't believe it.[/i]

[url=http://www.mekwars.org][u]MekWars[/u][/url]


Top
   
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:11 pm 
Offline
Commanding General
Commanding General

Joined: Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:22 am
Posts: 2198
Quote:
Tested and confirmed. Looks like search has got messed up since change of year...
It means that search doesn't find anything beyond 1.1.2008. Can you get it fixed?

_________________
[i]You know what they say, don't you? About how us MechWarriors are the modern knights errant, how warfare has become civilized now that we have to abide by conventions and rules of war. Don't believe it.[/i]

[url=http://www.mekwars.org][u]MekWars[/u][/url]


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 30 posts ] 

All times are UTC-04:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited
American English Language Pack © Maël Soucaze