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Valdaglerion (Guild Admin) 5/18/2011 11:15 PM EST : Search Whole Posts
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I just tried a few forum searches and they seem to only search the titles of the messages.  This doesn't make the search function very useful.  Can it be expanded so that it searches the bodies of messages as well?
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Valdaglerion (Guild Admin) 5/19/2011 6:29 PM EST : RE: Search Whole Posts
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Is the forum search function supposed to search the whole message or just the titles?  Perhaps this is a bug? 
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Valdaglerion (Guild Admin) 5/23/2011 1:25 PM EST : RE: Search Whole Posts
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Bump...
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Sandy Lewis (Blue Collar) 5/23/2011 3:26 PM EST : RE: Search Whole Posts
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Err ditto my last post  Waiting for Aaron to get back to me on this.
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Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 5/24/2011 4:45 PM EST : RE: Search Whole Posts
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At the moment it only searches the titles, but we're working on a database change that'll make it possible to put a full text index on the body of posts, as well. It's a major change that will require some downtime and a lot of prep, so there's no ETA at the moment, sorry.
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Keilana55 (Guild Admin) 9/10/2011 1:56 AM EST : RE: Search Whole Posts
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Any word on this?

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Valdaglerion (Guild Admin) 9/10/2011 11:49 AM EST : RE: Search Whole Posts
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I'd still like to have this happen too.  I use forums on other sites all the time and have never found one that would not search the body of texts.  In fact, most have advanced options that allow me to search by title, tag, author, body, etc.  Here on Guildportal, I frequently TRY to use the search function, get nothing, then have to look around for some time on my own trying to find what I'm looking for.
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Valdaglerion (Guild Admin) 9/23/2011 1:00 PM EST : RE: Search Whole Posts
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Aaron Lewis said:
At the moment it only searches the titles, but we're working on a database change that'll make it possible to put a full text index on the body of posts, as well. It's a major change that will require some downtime and a lot of prep, so there's no ETA at the moment, sorry.


It's been four more months with no additional news.  Aaron, isn't it possible to simply license full-featured forum software and drop it in?  We still don't have the ability to adequately search the forums and this is something that has been asked for, on and off, for years.  I'd search for the old posts but, well, searching is broken here.

Frankly, searching whole posts isn't even adequate.  I read countless forums in which I can search by author name, tag, etc. and I want those features here.  We work hard to encourage our members to use our forums and help keep the site busy, yet the forums are sub-par.  I don't say that to be mean (I like you guys) but the term is accurate.

Finally, as an admin, PLEASE add the ability for me to move a single post from one thread to another.  At the moment, we can move whole threads but some members occasionally post something in the wrong thread.  My only options are to ignore the post or to delete it.  We can move whole threads but that doesn't solve the problem, I just need to move the individual post.
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Sandy Lewis (Blue Collar) 9/26/2011 5:25 PM EST : RE: Search Whole Posts
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A lot of the site speed improvements Aaron is working on are also part of the site search preparations.


Valdaglerion said:


Finally, as an admin, PLEASE add the ability for me to move a single post from one thread to another.  At the moment, we can move whole threads but some members occasionally post something in the wrong thread.  My only options are to ignore the post or to delete it.  We can move whole threads but that doesn't solve the problem, I just need to move the individual post.


This really should be a whole new topic  but something Aaron will look at.
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Valdaglerion (Guild Admin) 11/26/2011 7:09 PM EST : RE: Search Whole Posts
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Sigh...  Now it's been two MORE months.  The forums REALLY need a major overhaul.  Please see my post above about the inadequacies.  Is it not possible for GuildPortal to simply license a better forum module and drop it in?
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