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donn



Joined: 05 Mar 2010
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Recently (within the past year), a problem with the search results page was fixed where pressing the BACK button showed a 'Page could not be found' message. This is great and makes searching much more efficient.


I'm starting to use fasmg now (fingers crossed) and will most likely be searching quite a bit. Searching with terms like 'ms coff fasmg format' or variations of this returns a lot of results. It may be helpful to see an excerpt of the first matching text in each row or as a tooltip...

...just a thought that came to me. I really like these message boards as an archive and it seems more efficient use could come out of them when page numbers or excerpts could be visible on the search results page. Some of these threads are really dense and it's a shame they wouldn't be preserved as references in their entirety.
Post 08 Oct 2018, 14:51
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Tomasz Grysztar
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donn wrote:
...just a thought that came to me. I really like these message boards as an archive and it seems more efficient use could come out of them when page numbers or excerpts could be visible on the search results page. Some of these threads are really dense and it's a shame they wouldn't be preserved as references in their entirety.
When you switch "Display results as..." to "Posts" instead of "Topics", you get links to the specific posts within threads, and excerpts of the found posts are presented on the results page.

BTW, whenever you find the search form of this board lacking, you can also use Google with "site:board.flatassembler.net" setting.
Post 08 Oct 2018, 15:13
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donn



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Perfect. I'm also including 'Return first 600 characters of post' and sort by 'Post Subject.'

Seeing a ton of new results, it's like a whole new world. A search engine is a good backup, but I'm satisfied with the search tool for now.
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