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Searching forums feature implementation Answered

I just became a member of instructables after having searched these pages for fun projects and interesting ideas for over a year. I tried to search the forums as I have done with a fair good deal of other forums, but I could not specifically query the forum for topic searches. I looked top to bottom for a link or search box that would help me find answers in the forum, but nothing existed other than the default search bar at the top right hand corner of the page. If you could direct me to the correct location of the search tool for the forum that would help me immensely, or if the feature does not exist I suggest that it become part of the page when clicking on the "community" link. Muchas thank you N Stuff.

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Sn34kyP373
Sn34kyP373

12 years ago

Ivan, the link you gave was helpful and exactly what I was looking for. I'm just curious why it so hard to find.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 12 years ago

I'm not sure it's hard, maybe just unexpected. In the banner at the top of the page, at the right-hand end, there's a text box with the word "search" next to it. If you click that word, you get exactly the URL Ivan posted. Normally, I think you'd assume you have to type something in the box, then click the word, but in fact you don't.

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Sn34kyP373
Sn34kyP373

Reply 12 years ago

May I ask how you found that link? I dug in from the "home" page of Instructables site and could not find the search page you mentioned anywhere on the pages. I didn't check the index or site map if there was one available so I'm curious how you found that link unless Google was a helping hand.

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ivan.veretelnyk
ivan.veretelnyk

Reply 12 years ago

I'm happy my response was helpfull. You could find this form when search something from search box as you see it by default. Once you click search you get redirected to search form where all these options are available.