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  • Could somebody volunteer to write "how to SEARCH " and GET to the item retrieved preferably in THIS FORUM ?
    Perhaps PhD thesis ??
    A hint - poor not very intuitive search generates unnecessary (?) traffic AKA repeat posts...

    PS How many years does it take to be able to bypass "600" seconds posting rule ?
    Get real...


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    @AnneRanch said in Yes, you can call this silly , but ....:

    "how to SEARCH " and GET to the item retrieved preferably in THIS FORUM ?

    There are 2 search buttons at the top of this forum. What's lacking in them?

    Can you provide details and example of what you're trying to find?


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    Also you can use google if you're not satisfied with the nodebb search results: <search term(s)> site:forum.qt.io

    PS How many years does it take to be able to bypass "600" seconds posting rule ?

    Depends on how many years it takes for the user to reach a reputation of 2. Typically it's there to protect from spam bots, but your cheery disposition's caught up with you, it appears.


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    @AnneRanch said:

    Perhaps PhD thesis ??

    I don't think there's enough material to cover for that.
    Basically click on the little search icon, type some words that might be relevant to the topic you're interested in, hit enter, look through the list of results and click the one you like. If the list is too long add some more words that seem relevant and repeat the process until you're satisfied. If nothing comes up start a new post in a section that seems most relevant to the topic.

    PS How many years does it take to be able to bypass "600" seconds posting rule ?

    Time is not the currency. Raise your reputation by posting helpful content. It's even easier and a one way trip now that downvoting has been disabled.



  • @JKSH said in Yes, you can call this silly , but ....:

    There are 2 search buttons at the top of this forum. What's lacking in them?

    I have reported before: at least for me, using the default Firefox supplied with Ubuntu this forum's Search is broken. @AnneRanch may be in the same position as I. I also found the same under Windows, Chrome. I raised a topic for this a year ago, https://forum.qt.io/topic/114361/forum-s-search-not-working-right, but nothing was ever addressed, so I left it unsolved:

    1. I can click the "magnifying glass" on the toolbar, and that opens the search box.
    2. I can type in a search string, say abc.
    3. I do get matching hits (2 in this case) dropdown.
    4. But clicking on any them, at any place, simply does nothing.

    Initially @kshegunov replied in that topic saying I was talking rubbish, and it worked for him. Then I made him actually try it, and he confirmed it was in fact as I said. Nothing happens on clicking the match, no matter where I click on it....

    Given this, does it really work for any of you?

    So I only use Google for searching....


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    @JonB said in Yes, you can call this silly , but ....:

    Given this, does it really work for any of you?

    It works for me... for I know the secret handshake 😉

    Slow clicks (click-hold-release) will fail. Fast clicks (click-release) work better.

    Animated GIF showing different behaviours of the NodeBB search bar

    I raised a topic for this a year ago, https://forum.qt.io/topic/114361/forum-s-search-not-working-right, but nothing was ever addressed, so I left it unsolved

    There's not much that we can do. It is an upstream issue with the forum software. Reported at: https://community.nodebb.org/topic/15427/search-bar-navigation-fails-if-user-clicks-slowly



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    God damn, you're right! How ridiculous :) So now I need super-reactions to use it! For me I get it right about one click in two....

    There's not much that we can do. It is an upstream issue with the forum software.

    I realize this!


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    @JonB said in Yes, you can call this silly , but ....:

    So now I need super-reactions to use it! For me I get it right about one click in two....

    It's not the best UX, for sure.

    So I only use Google for searching....

    Ditto. That's why I never encountered the issue. I only found it because I was doing a screen recording to show you that it works for me. (By the demand of Murphy's Law, it worked during initial tests and failed during the recording)

    Maybe I should add Forum search to the doc search plugin...? (https://forum.qt.io/topic/35616/web-browser-extension-for-improved-doc-searches )



  • @JKSH said in Yes, you can call this silly , but ....:

    Maybe I should add Forum search to the doc search plugin...?

    Sure!

    Thank goodness it happened to you, or else you'd all be saying it was just me and I was mad :) Clearly, my reactions are slower than yours...!

    Chimps have better reactions than us. I saw this programme recently where they're being shown 10 numbers on a screen for like a tenth of a second and they can immediately type back where they are in sequence. Scary. I need one of those to do my double-clicking.


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