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JamboDP
JamboDP Posts: 41,288 Forumite
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edited 9 August 2021 at 10:38AM in Compers chat corner
does anybody know how to fill in new search facility.

Edit, think I have sussed it.
I do it just for fun and whatever I win is a bonus
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  • pate-ci0
    pate-ci0 Posts: 2,589 Forumite
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    JamboDP said:
    does anybody know how to fill in new search facility.
    It seems to be fairly configurable and hopefully is going to work a lot better. Just started playing with it:

    My preference is to search Discussions and Sort By Newest; choose Category Competitions Time on the right and Search Subcategories. What to Search - Discussions and deselect Polls. Choose a From and To date if required, but the search does seem to order by End Date properly now.
  • JamboDP
    JamboDP Posts: 41,288 Forumite
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    pate-ci0 said:
    JamboDP said:
    does anybody know how to fill in new search facility.
    It seems to be fairly configurable and hopefully is going to work a lot better. Just started playing with it:

    My preference is to search Discussions and Sort By Newest; choose Category Competitions Time on the right and Search Subcategories. What to Search - Discussions and deselect Polls. Choose a From and To date if required, but the search does seem to order by End Date properly now.
    Thanks, it does look as though it is working, done a couple of searches and they have delivered a good result.
    I do it just for fun and whatever I win is a bonus
  • cornishpasty1
    cornishpasty1 Posts: 27,908 Forumite
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    I was just going to come over and mention new search, I'll follow your instructions @JamboDP and see how I get on
    #StaySafe
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year
  • cornishpasty1
    cornishpasty1 Posts: 27,908 Forumite
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    I'm trying to search https://creative.dailymail.co.uk/travelbag/orlando

    Logically I would have thought I should press the Categories under the main search but if I do that I don't get the Category options.  So I followed through @JamboDP way of doing it above, clicking Discussions, then the Categories come up on the right hand side.

    It still looks muddled to me, but perhaps there are final tweeks to be done, certainly no worse than we've been dealing with.
    #StaySafe
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year
  • Dust_Bunny
    Dust_Bunny Posts: 256 Forumite
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    edited 16 August 2021 at 10:59PM
    Has anyone tried searching threads in  Regular comps?
    Take a Break mags &  Puzzler.... :unamused:

    Is it possible or am I just being dim? 

    Not important now the threads are not 7 years old.







  • pate-ci0
    pate-ci0 Posts: 2,589 Forumite
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    I'm trying to search https://creative.dailymail.co.uk/travelbag/orlando

    Logically I would have thought I should press the Categories under the main search but if I do that I don't get the Category options.  So I followed through @JamboDP way of doing it above, clicking Discussions, then the Categories come up on the right hand side.

    It still looks muddled to me, but perhaps there are final tweeks to be done, certainly no worse than we've been dealing with.
    Putting quotes around the URL works better:

    "https://creative.dailymail.co.uk/travelbag/orlando"
  • pate-ci0
    pate-ci0 Posts: 2,589 Forumite
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    The above search returns Saltee hits in Newest order, but if you then select All or Categories for example, then select Discussions again, the list only shows a much reduced list or none at all, and the Polls option is re-ticked. Unticking Polls and clicking Filter brings back the original list. Minor glitch?
  • pate-ci0
    pate-ci0 Posts: 2,589 Forumite
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    One-Eye said:
    My Problem #1 - Amount of work required to do a "basic" search

    1. Click "Search" icon, put search term in box & click "Search" (same as before)
    2. Click on "Discussions" button
    3. Click on "Sort By" and select "Newest"
    4. Click on "Category" and scroll down and select "Competitions Time"
    5. Click to select "Search Subcategories"
    6. Click to deselect "Polls"

    This is too much work. I also think that steps 5 & 6 shouldn't be compulsory and this part could be a fault.

    At least in the previous search you could choose options you wanted as default and then bookmark that URL, similar to the one you posted above. Now, it always shows the default page and unless you know how to manipulate a URL you're back to a 6 step Search every time.

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