How to search ?
Nov 30, 2015 at 2:12 pm #3367872
I don’t see a search box in this new forum layout. It could be hiding. Has it been removed for us basic members? I could not search to see if this had already been answered. Thanks, Ken.Nov 30, 2015 at 2:41 pm #3367875
Its cleverly disguised as a magnifying glass icon, but it works pretty well.Nov 30, 2015 at 5:17 pm #3367909
THanks…I think. I see the magnifying glass in far upper right corner. I tried to search the MYOG forum but it seems to only search the main website and not the MYOG forum.
Is there a way to search a particlar forum? Maybe I should be posting this question somewhere else?Nov 30, 2015 at 6:13 pm #3367919
For example, search “MYOG bivy”
then in the search results click “forums” at the top of the resultsNov 30, 2015 at 7:49 pm #3367939
Once again, thanks. However when I do that I get only one myog bivy result and numerous other articles.. A search used to work within a forum but now does not. It appears that functionallity is now impaired. Sigh.Nov 30, 2015 at 9:35 pm #3367963
If you are seeing articles instead of forum posts the search might be broke in your device ? I get all forum posts, and mostly myo posts, with some myog in gear swap.Dec 3, 2015 at 10:14 am #3368444Anthony WestonBPL Member
@anthonywestonLocale: Southern CA
so I searched
gearswap solomid xl
but the results that come back are not listing solomid’s by date in descending order so it’s hard to find the solomid I saw last week for sale instead I see solomids that are much older.
is there a way to search the gearswap and see the latest solomids for sale etc?Dec 3, 2015 at 11:55 am #3368454
It would appear that there are “issues” with this new website make-over. There have been other members reporting problems with searching also.
You could add your question to the bug reports. Try the link below. (insert link didn’t seem to work either.
backpackinglight.com/forums/forum/support/website-bug-reports-known-issues-and-changelog/Feb 5, 2018 at 6:23 pm #3516688Bonnie HellevigBPL Member
@bonniesfLocale: SF Bay Area
Has the issue of searching within forums been figured out yet? I can’t see how to search.Feb 5, 2018 at 6:31 pm #3516689Bonnie HellevigBPL Member
@bonniesfLocale: SF Bay Area
never mind. I found what I was looking forMar 14, 2018 at 9:40 pm #3524606Robert JonesBPL Member
@rjones07Locale: San Diego
Still a question how to search (only0 the gear swap web site.
ThanksMar 14, 2018 at 10:17 pm #3524615
It would be a bit easier if there was one standard, and everyone followed it (there are two, FS or WTS for selling items, WTB might be the only one for want to buy, and some folks can’t be bothered to put either FS or WTS in their subject line).
But if you call up the search box via the magnifying glass, and then type in, for example, “kalais fs” without the quote marks, you’ll get mostly kalais for sale in gear swap and not much else. Narrows it down quite a bit.
This only really works for gear swap though.Apr 26, 2018 at 2:16 am #3532259Jason GBPL Member
@jasongLocale: iceberg lake
but how do you make it list chronologically???? i’m seeing sh*t from 2010 2012. just ridiculous that this is even a problem.Apr 26, 2018 at 2:54 am #3532263
You can sort by date, you just need to do the search on google instead of on BPL.
Say you want to find articles on MYOG bivy (as used above)
So, if your browser is configured to use google as the default search engine, open a new tab and type (without the quotation marks) “MYOG bivy site:backpackinglight.com” (ensure there’s no space between : and backpackinglight.com)
On that results page, click on “Tools” at the top right. Then click “Any Time” (on the left) for the drop down menu. From the drop down menu choose a date range (either a date range selection or a custom date range).
After the page updates, click on “Sorted By Relevance” for the drop down, and choose “Sorted by Date”
Convoluted, I know, but it will give you results sorted by date.May 1, 2018 at 8:59 pm #3533195Jason GBPL Member
@jasongLocale: iceberg lake
doug, yes i know how to do that but its kinda besides the point. not everyone does, its really confusing and takes away from the overall experience and decreases commerce on the swap.
check out the reddit /ulgearswap search. so easy , so clean.
I really just don’t understand how you have a forum platform without decent search function.. its sooo basic.
is this the forum provider or BPL?May 1, 2018 at 9:31 pm #3533200
Well, I believe BPL uses Google Custom Search. If not, they should. If so, then they simply don’t have it set up to allow sorting results by date (which isn’t that difficult to do). I generally get the idea that whoever Ryan has building this site is kinda learning as they go and aren’t really all that proficient at website building/wordpress. That isn’t meant to be an insult, just a feeling I get from the many issues this site has had (and continues to have) since the ‘upgrade’.Jun 15, 2019 at 5:18 am #3597951SIMULACRABPL Member
@simulacraLocale: Puget Sound
Searching in the search box gives me zero results. It will just take me to another page with a larger search box with the same search topic still in it. No results. Searching for topics that I know exist here. Contacted Support back and forth many times with no results as well.Jun 15, 2019 at 7:48 am #3597961David ThomasBPL Member
@davidinkenaiLocale: North Woods. Far North.
I just use Google and include “BPL” and any other details, words or names from the thread I’m looking for.Jun 16, 2019 at 1:06 am #3598043RSpectator
On Google, site://backpacking light.com <search query>
Also great for image searches.Jun 16, 2019 at 1:52 am #3598050Ken ThompsonBPL Member
@hereLocale: Right there
Ask your question in a new thread like most other people.Jun 17, 2019 at 4:26 am #3598147
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