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Oct 24, 2011 15:39 |  #1

Is there a way to search only the threads you are subscribed to?


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Oct 24, 2011 19:17 |  #2

Damfino. I don't subscribe to threads. OTOH, you're the first person I've seen ask about such capability. In general, I can't think why you'd want to restrict a search that way. If someone has posted about "X", then I wouldn't care about whether it was in a thread I'd subscribed to. Or if you're trying to find an answer you'd received, search for posts by you with the keywords. That should cover most situations.


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Oct 24, 2011 19:25 |  #3

Well, I'm subscribed to over 1000 threads - mainly because I subscribe automatically when I post to a thread. I recall some threads that I want to go back to, but search terms would be too broad to search the entire forum. Just looking through subscribed threads would be tedious. If I'm the only one that would ever use this, then just ignore me.


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Oct 24, 2011 21:44 |  #4

can't see a way other that cataloging the threads you want to stay subscribed to. I regularly delete threads which I have finished with, but if I had hundreds I want to "keep" as subscribed I'd be looking at adding new subscribed folders. Eg one for gear, one for CC, one for reference etc... whatever floats your boat.

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Oct 25, 2011 06:57 |  #5

moeronn wrote in post #13300344 (external link)
Well, I'm subscribed to over 1000 threads - mainly because I subscribe automatically when I post to a thread. I recall some threads that I want to go back to, but search terms would be too broad to search the entire forum. Just looking through subscribed threads would be tedious. If I'm the only one that would ever use this, then just ignore me.

Remember, you can search by both poster and keywords in the same advanced search, and display results either by post or by thread (which might be more helpful in your case). You can also apply time constraints to the particular search. So searching for the keywords, where you posted, and displaying the results as threads will only bring up cases where you posted (or quoted someone who posted) using the particular keywords. If you have a rough idea of how old the thread/post was, you can further narrow it either by specifying the time range or by choosing ascending or descending sort order based on post date.


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Oct 25, 2011 15:40 |  #6

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Damfino. I don't subscribe to threads. OTOH, you're the first person I've seen ask about such capability. In general, I can't think why you'd want to restrict a search that way. If someone has posted about "X", then I wouldn't care about whether it was in a thread I'd subscribed to. Or if you're trying to find an answer you'd received, search for posts by you with the keywords. That should cover most situations.

Well I can think of a case where I would want to be able to search on subscribed threads. Pr default I subscribe on threads I post in. Now suppose after several months I want to find something I know for sure I read in a thread I also posted in but I cannot remember who posted it. Then it would definately be nice to be able to limit search to subscribed threads only. I have wished for that capability many times.


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Oct 25, 2011 15:54 |  #7

I don't subscribe to threads I use the search tool for threads I am interested in that I haven't commented on or search my post history for immediate access to threads I have commented on.




  
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Oct 25, 2011 15:58 |  #8

I wouldn't mind a checkbox to just search in subscribed threads. I have more than once spent a significant amount of time trying to locate a specific such thread.


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