Improving the Search Mechanism

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Post » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:33 am

I'm using the search engine to solve issues, find answers, etc.
I always find my answer but I keep getting messages from the old CC.

Since I'm a C2 user I don't really care about the previous creation tool.

I know it sounds rude but it's far from what I'm trying to say. I don't wish to be rude but there must be a better solution of separating the two.

A check box "Search only for C2" would be great.

Again, sorry for the rude factor coming from this request.
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Post » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:50 am

When using the forum search you can change "All forums" to select only the Construct 2 forums.

[quote]Since I'm a C2 user I don't really care about the previous creation tool.[/quote]
Except many of Construct Classics examples provide a starting point to do stuff in C2.
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Post » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:00 am

I guess I'm missing something. When I press the top right "Search box" I'm being transferred to "http://www.scirra.com/search"

There's no "All forums" option for me.
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Post » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:02 am

Forum search is separate, try this link:

http://www.scirra.com/forum/search_form.asp?FID=0
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Post » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:33 am

I was confused by that for a while too.
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Post » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:54 am

[QUOTE=Tom] Forum search is separate, try this link:

http://www.scirra.com/forum/search_form.asp?FID=0[/QUOTE]

Cool! How do people (beside myself) get this search page?

Why don't you put a link beneath the search box which reads "Advanced Search"?
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Post » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:07 am

@HotGod

That URL is the same as the Search link alongside the Chat, FAQ etc links. It's the URL I've always used to search.
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Post » Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:56 am

Oh, I see. I'm sure there're many like me which find the top-right big search box confusing. Adding an "Advanced Search" link below this box is more logical.

Thanks!
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Post » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:12 pm

I think in fact that users used to the old forum are used to hit the search button there (click my signature for a screenshot/quick explanation of the forum search and other hopefuly usefull tips).
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Post » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:27 pm

[QUOTE=Kyatric] I think in fact that users used to the old forum are used to hit the search button there (click my signature for a screenshot/quick explanation of the forum search and other hopefuly usefull tips).
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So you're showing me the "tradition" card? :)

The biggest "search" button/link is on the top-right corner. I didn't know the old forum and I'm sure I'm not alone. A small "Advanced Search" link below the search box would be a great improvement.

The same goes with such link on the search page itself. This will help to prevent confusion with non-traditional people like myself.
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