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(sabme) - F - M

Locale: SW UK
REQUEST MORE FEATURES on 09/20/2006 06:35:20 MDT Print View


I'm sure BPL staff are aware of this but we desperately need more features for the forums, unless I'm missing something.

How can I track my posts and any replies directed at me? Could use a section in 'MY ACCOUNT' listing my Forum activity, and some easy way of searching forums. Also option to have emails sent to me regarding forum replies etc.


Paul Tree
(Paul_Tree) - F

Locale: Wowwww
search forums? on 10/02/2006 09:20:12 MDT Print View

You could delegate to google but still have the google search widget on your pages. It's like the regular google advanced search but with the domain pre-specified as the forums. Might be able to use

If not, maybe change it to

Edited by Paul_Tree on 10/02/2006 09:20:58 MDT.

Paul Tree
(Paul_Tree) - F

Locale: Wowwww
How to Search the Forums with Google on 10/24/2006 10:40:58 MDT Print View

Here is a Google Custom Search Engine for searching the forums:

So BPL folks, try adding this to the forums:

<!-- Google CSE Search Box Begins -->
<form id="searchbox_015537263825766149625:4jacpcxg9ks" action="">
<input type="hidden" name="cx" value="015537263825766149625:4jacpcxg9ks" />
<input name="q" type="text" size="40" />
<input type="submit" name="sa" value="Search" />
<input type="hidden" name="cof" value="FORID:0" />
<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
<!-- Google CSE Search Box Ends -->

Richard Nisley
(richard295) - M

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: How to Search the Forums with Google on 10/24/2006 11:19:12 MDT Print View

Paul-As a test I did a search based on "Richard Nisley" using your custom Google search; it listed 23 entries.

I did the same search using the Search Forums option; it listed 14 entries.

I referenced the same posting information by looking at my BPL personal profile; it listed 129 entries.

Richard Nisley
(richard295) - M

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: How to Search the Forums with Google on 10/24/2006 11:39:22 MDT Print View

Paul-I also tried a search for Primaloft. Using the custom Google = 14 entries and Forum Search = 164 entries.

Paul Tree
(Paul_Tree) - F

Locale: Wowwww
Re: Re: How to Search the Forums with Google on 10/24/2006 11:48:34 MDT Print View

Yeah Rich! BPLers coming with the numbers!

I have been using the google advanced search but this seems to do about the same, doing a search restricted to

Just tried and got 24 with Advanced search.

Are all those 129 entries still in existence or did they get um, archived?

Names might be a little tricky, could be that the Search Forums option has some smarts to eliminate duplicates or whatnot. How were the result qualities?

I have a couple of different listings for this one:: Richard Nisley Stripped MSR:: - 194k - Cached - Similar pages - 59k - Cached - Similar pages

Paul Tree
(Paul_Tree) - F

Locale: Wowwww
Hmmmm Google on 10/24/2006 12:02:28 MDT Print View

Search for "hat" in forum search page:
Displaying results 1 - 50 of 16807

Search using widget = 22 :( nevermind.