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    A slew of things that puzzle me. Not complaints, mind you, but stuff you might want to edit and pass on to the purveyors of fine forums:


    When I click on the blue-underlined "chrisgreaves" that I see from time to time near the top RH corner of my window, I get taken to a search results page wherein lie many of my posts in that forum.


    1) I can click on a right-pointing button to go to the next page, but I don't get a go-to-end-of-sequence button (or a go-to-start either). Why?

    2) I don't see these buttons in the VB/VBA forum (or any other for that matter).

    3) Although the click-on-name produces a "search results" window, that window cannot be obtained by doing a regular search on "chrisgreaves". Why? I would expect a regular search on "chrisgreaves" to locate all my posts, any mention of my name name anywhere, anytime etc. Likewise I'd expect to be able to grab all of "Chris Green"s posts to see if he's responded to some that were addressed to me ("Chris:"). Our human names don't conflict with technical stuff going on, unless SteveG has a little kid and decides to name him/her boolAlphaOnly, in which case SteveG deserves what he gets.


    4) When I go into VB/VBA forum through the MainIndex I get a window of stuff and at the bottom, a series of page numbers (Page 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8) on which I can click. I don't get these on a search results window. Why? If it is useful to jump to the last page by clicking on a page number digit here, it ought to be useful elsewhere.

    5) When in VB/VBA I click on the LastPost column header, the sort sequence flip-flops between ascending and descending date. Good. Why can't I do the same when I get the (internal) search resuts by clicking on my blue-underlined name? Same thinking going on here. If it makes sense to sort mainstream posts by date sequence, why wouldn't it make sense to sort my postings by sequence?



    I LIKE what I can do so far. I suspect that some of these areas were written as afterthoughts and did not quite tie in with the software's main design. Happens to me all the time.

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    Although the click-on-name produces a "search results" window, that window cannot be obtained by doing a regular search on "chrisgreaves". Why? I would expect a regular search on "chrisgreaves" to locate all my posts, any mention of my name name anywhere, anytime etc.
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    You have to specify it to do so. By default, the search uses the location you're in at the moment, using 'search options' set to entire phrase. You must change this 'search option' to username, and the location to all forums. (This effect is reached when you click on your name in the UR corner from the main index.) <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    I'd expect to be able to grab all of "Chris Green"s posts to see if he's responded to some that were addressed to me ("Chris:"). Our human names don't conflict with technical stuff going on, unless SteveG has a little kid and decides to name him/her boolAlphaOnly, in which case SteveG deserves what he gets.<hr>
    I tried to get the same sort of thing going, I envisioned a brief page showing my latest posts which have replies.. (as my inbox is virtually buried every day, and as a result, notifications are a practice in futility, I thought it would be a good idea.. ) Check out the responses <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=lounge&Number=25284&page=2& view=collapsed&sb=5>here.</A>

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    Here's what Scream has to say that may clarify your understanding of the Search engine.

    "The main reason I have never put in what you are looking for is speed. Right now the sql query for the search results uses a LIMIT function so it only grabs a certain number of rows. In order to put page #'s or total results found it would have to grab all the results (instead of just 25 per page). On a search that resulted in many results this would really kill the SQL server." --Scream
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