New forums – advanced search missing (again)

May 13, 2013 at 4:11am

New forums – advanced search missing (again)

I said this last time the forums changed.. but the lack of an advanced search (or even a forum specific search) is really crippling for finding answers to development questions. If I’m trying to find an answer to a question on development with ‘buffer’ for example, searching for ‘buffer’ brings up hundreds of answers that I’m not interested in. I can’t refine the search much further than that because there are few specific words that apply to programming an object that don’t also apply to programming a patch. Therefore I have to be able to search the dev forum alone in order to find all the relevant results.

#249058
May 13, 2013 at 7:29am

Hi David – thanks for your message.

We definitely want to make it as easy as we can for you to search the forums. Something like the advanced search will come back.

It doesn’t help you today, because Google won’t yet have indexed these pages, but you can search within any part of a site using the following Google syntax:

“site:cycling74.com/forums/forum/dev buffer”

Ben

#249090
May 13, 2013 at 7:55am

Thanks Ben, I’ll use the Google workaround for now!

#249096
Jun 25, 2013 at 3:41pm

Hi,

is there a time estimate when this very useful feature would come back? Unfortunately, the Google way doesn’t work, for some reason…

Cheers,
Ádám

#254095
Aug 17, 2013 at 8:31am

Any news on the advanced search for forum? I really need it…

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