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    Searching in profiles.

    Hi,
    I was running some searches in the Profiles section of Search (Searching in the hobbies category). It started out where I wanted to display a list of all loungers who have an interest in playing guitar. This worked well and I did some others for photography and cricket...etc. I even tried sleeping and eating (just for the fun of it <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>)... But this is when I came to this question.

    If I search for eating...the search is mostly made of entries such as "creating...etc. So I thought to type in "eating", and the search result is zero? In the Search Posts section, I can use the filter "Entire Phrase" etc, but how can I enter criteria to search specifically for "eating" for example!

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    Re: Searching in profiles.

    The profile search is very plain, there are no extended options, and we have no plans for adding them.

    You could insert a space before the word eating. It would exclude Loungers whose hobby is creating, cheating or beating, but you would also miss the word at the beginning of the Hobbies, such as for <!profile=StephenPaul>StephenPaul<!/profile>.

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    Re: Searching in profiles.

    Thx. That will help.
    <hr> and we have no plans for adding them...<hr>
    This is quite a "final" statement...is there zero room for improvement here in the future? I assume that is is quite some task to include wild cards into the search ability of the forum? I say so because i'm sure it would be functional if it were easy to include.

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    Re: Searching in profiles.

    Frankly, we don't consider providing advanced search options for profiles very important. You can do simple searches well enough.

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    Re: Searching in profiles.

    Fair enough.
    Have a good evening further!
    Bye!
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    Rudi

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    Re: Searching in profiles.

    Besides which, look how many Loungers NEVER put much of ANYTHING in their profiles. Searching profiles is only a gee-whiz task and doesn't usually help me much.

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    Re: Searching in profiles.

    <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15> I'd never done it before looking at this thread...
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    Re: Searching in profiles.

    The only time I have ever searched profiles was to see how many people live in a certain area - Ohio was my choice for my search! There are 123 of us at the moment - that entered this information in their bio! There may be more too shy to include the data! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>


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    Re: Searching in profiles.

    A big part of the resistance to change the search options is the already large number of modifications that have been made to the lounge software thus far. <img src=/S/eileen.gif border=0 alt=eileen width=17 height=15> hacked and slashed this software to her liking, and our current admins are working hard to keep it running as smoothly as possible.
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    Re: Searching in profiles.

    I can't be more satisfied with the lounge and its options. Cheers!!!

    The initial questions was more due to negligence...I was not sure if there was a way to search by wild card! Now that I know, I'm not trying to force an issue. (I'm a happy camper!) <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
    Regards,
    Rudi

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