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  • #3367872
    Ken M
    BPL Member

    @kenmoz

    Locale: Louisville, Oh

    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.

    #3367875
    Cayenne Redmonk
    BPL Member

    @redmonk

    Locale: Greater California Ecosystem

    Its cleverly disguised as a magnifying glass icon, but it works pretty well.

    #3367909
    Ken M
    BPL Member

    @kenmoz

    Locale: Louisville, Oh

    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?

    #3367919
    Cayenne Redmonk
    BPL Member

    @redmonk

    Locale: Greater California Ecosystem

    For example, search “MYOG bivy”

    then in the search results click “forums” at the top of the results

     

    #3367939
    Ken M
    BPL Member

    @kenmoz

    Locale: Louisville, Oh

    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.

    #3367963
    Cayenne Redmonk
    BPL Member

    @redmonk

    Locale: Greater California Ecosystem

    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.

    #3368444
    Anthony Weston
    BPL Member

    @anthonyweston

    Locale: 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?

    #3368454
    Ken M
    BPL Member

    @kenmoz

    Locale: Louisville, Oh

    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/

    #3516688
    Bonnie Hellevig
    BPL Member

    @bonniesf

    Locale: SF Bay Area

    Has the issue of searching within forums been figured out yet? I can’t see how to search.

    #3516689
    Bonnie Hellevig
    BPL Member

    @bonniesf

    Locale: SF Bay Area

    never mind. I found what I was looking for

     

    #3524606
    Robert Jones
    BPL Member

    @rjones07

    Locale: San Diego

    Still a question how to search (only0 the gear swap web site.

    Thanks

    #3524615
    rubmybelly!
    BPL Member

    @sleeping

    Locale: The Cascades

    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.

    #3532259
    Jason G
    BPL Member

    @jasong

    Locale: 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.

    #3532263
    rubmybelly!
    BPL Member

    @sleeping

    Locale: The Cascades

    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.

    #3533195
    Jason G
    BPL Member

    @jasong

    Locale: 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?

    #3533200
    rubmybelly!
    BPL Member

    @sleeping

    Locale: The Cascades

    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’.

    #3597951
    SIMULACRA
    BPL Member

    @simulacra

    Locale: 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.

    #3597961
    David Thomas
    BPL Member

    @davidinkenai

    Locale: 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.

    #3598043
    R
    Spectator

    @autox

    On Google, site://backpacking light.com <search query>

    Also great for image searches.

    #3598050
    Ken Thompson
    BPL Member

    @here

    Locale: Right there

    Ask your question in a new thread like most other people.

    #3598147
    SIMULACRA
    BPL Member

    @simulacra

    Locale: Puget Sound

    @David Thomas

    @Rene Ravenel

    Thanks, I’ve seen this method mentioned several times and have unfortunately defaulted to this for the time being. Beating an apparent dead horse but I feel we shouldn’t have to resort to that.

     

     

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