How to search a specific section of the forum

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  • How to search a specific section of the forum

    (Please note that any sections of the forum that you have chosen to hide will be excluded from any search you perform).

    There are two ways of searching for something within a specific section of the forum:

    Method A


    1. Go to the particular section of the forum that you want to search within. For example, if you want to search within the 'Forum Help' section, then make sure you open that particular section before initiating the search:




    2. Once you are in the section the you want to search within, look to the top right-hand corner of your screen, and you will see:




    3. Click in the search box, and you will see this appear which lets you choose how your search results will be displayed:




    4a. If you don't tick either of the tick boxes, and simply enter the term you want to search for and then press Enter, then the results will show any threads with the search term in the title within your chosen section, and all posts with the search term in them in any thread within your chosen section. For example, a search for 'Smilies' showed the search results like this:




    4b. If you only want to show threads within your chosen section with your search term in their title, then tick the tick box next to 'Search subject only':




    4c. If you want to see any thread within your chosen section that has your search term anywhere in them, then tick the tick box next to 'Display results as threads' and you will see the threads themselves, rather than the individual posts that have your search term in them:




    Your search results will now be presented in your chosen manner.


    Method B


    1. From anywhere in the forum, look to the top right-hand corner of your screen and you will see either:

    or

    2. Click in the search box, and you will see the below appear. Click on 'More Options':



    This will open a detailed search page, in which you can do some rather more rigorous searching within a chosen section of the forum. You can choose by search term; author; and time frame, as well as specifying aspects of the search at even more granular levels.

    3. Select what it is that you wish to search for, and then in the lowermost section, choose the area of the forum within which you want to search, and click 'Submit'

    The post was edited 10 times, last by hughtrimble ().