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  • From: Cape Coral Florida
SEARCH enhancement
Posted by BigTallDad on Thursday, February 4, 2010 12:23 PM

Whenever I perform a Search, every post that has my search criteria appears. This is especially annoying when a thread has multiple posts because every response has the RE: followed by the topic title.

Is there some way to include a NOT function? For example, "48 Ford NOT Re:" would display only the first post of each thread (unless the author has changed it after the fact). I know ebay supports this feature, and it allows the user to block unwanted items.

Failing that, could you just eliminate all posts that have the Re: in them?

"In order to teach a dog, you must first be smarter than the dog" P.R. Ferguson

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Posted by Jet Mech on Sunday, February 7, 2010 10:35 PM
Ray, using your search as an example, I tried "48 Ford -Re:" and received several thousand hits. So, using the - to exclude terms doesn't eliminate the Re: deal. And adding quotes so's to include only that particular term doesn't work too well, either.

And, moving on to "more search options," we get:
  • Find results with all the words
  • Matching all the tags
  • Written by
  • With date
  • Sorted by

I agree that a little tweaking could provide much more enjoyable searching.

--Dan
Current project: Tamiya Morris Mini Cooper 1275S
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Posted by BigTallDad on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 6:05 AM

As some comedian once said "Thank you for the applaud"; not too many responses.

Maybe if I add Jim Haught's name in my text it will pop up on their radar. I don't expect Jim Haught to fix it, just forward it to a tech for consideration.

"In order to teach a dog, you must first be smarter than the dog" P.R. Ferguson

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Posted by jmaaske on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 11:10 AM

 I'm looking into this, and will let you know what I find out.

 Jenny
 

Jenny Maaske

Editorial assistant, Scale Auto

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Posted by BigTallDad on Thursday, March 4, 2010 9:04 AM

See? It worked!

Thanks for looking into this.

"In order to teach a dog, you must first be smarter than the dog" P.R. Ferguson

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Posted by jmaaske on Monday, March 29, 2010 3:33 PM

Until we upgrade the Scale Auto community, there isn't much we can do about this right now.

To narrow down the results, you could try formatting your search like this: "1948 Ford" -RE

Jenny
 

 

Jenny Maaske

Editorial assistant, Scale Auto

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