Advanced search "Search within"

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ChrisGreaves
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Advanced search "Search within"

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Our search facility seems confused about "Subject", "Topic" and "Thread". (Also Posts, but that's a comment for another day).

The Advanced Search dialogue offers four options for "Search Within":-
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(1) Within the context of this part of the Advanced Search dialogue, I suggest that "Subject" and "Topic Titles" and "Topics" are synonymous.

(2) Within the context of this part of the Advanced Search dialogue, I suggest that "Message text" and "First Post" are synonymous with what I think of as the body of the post, user-typed text; NOT including the Subject/Topic/Title/Thread identifier..

To see this in action use the hyperlinks below or run your own tests. NOTE: Quantities will now adjust upwards as a result of this post and subsequent public replies.

The four search hyperlinks below are for author=ChrisGreaves and keyword="table"
Post subjects and message text generates Search found 249 matches: table https://eileenslounge.com/search.php?ke ... ch=300&t=0
Message text only generates Search found 219 matches: table https://eileenslounge.com/search.php?ke ... ch=300&t=0
Topic titles only generates “Search found 14 matches: table” https://eileenslounge.com/search.php?ke ... ch=300&t=0
First post of topics only generates Search found 79 matches: table https://eileenslounge.com/search.php?ke ... ch=300&t=0

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Chris
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Re: Advanced search "Search within"

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"Thread" is a term we frequently use; it's a hold-over from Woody's Lounge. The term phpBB3 uses is "Topic".
A topic consists of a first post plus all its replies (if any, of course).
The person who creates the topic specifies the subject (caption) of the first post. This becomes the title of the topic as a whole.
By default, the subject (caption) of all replies is "Re: topic title". But the person who composes the reply can edit this subject, so the subjects of the replies in a topic aren't necessarily "Re:" plus the topic title. The first option will search in all post subjects of a topic, while the third option will search only the topic title (the subject of the first post).
Message text is the text of any post in a topic, whether the first one or a subsequent one.
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Hans

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Re: Advanced search "Search within"

Post by ChrisGreaves »

HansV wrote:
07 Jan 2022, 19:38
"Thread" is a term we frequently use; it's a hold-over from Woody's Lounge. The term phpBB3 uses is "Topic".
A topic consists of a first post plus all its replies (if any, of course).
The person who creates the topic specifies the subject (caption) of the first post. This becomes the title of the topic as a whole.
By default, the subject (caption) of all replies is "Re: topic title". But the person who composes the reply can edit this subject, so the subjects of the replies in a topic aren't necessarily "Re:" plus the topic title. The first option will search in all post subjects of a topic, while the third option will search only the topic title (the subject of the first post).
Message text is the text of any post in a topic, whether the first one or a subsequent one.
Thank Hans.
So for Thread read Topic. "Topic" is the phpBB terminology.
For the rest I will dissect and explore in the Test Area. Should be interesting!
Cheers
Chris
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