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#1 chumba

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 06:05 AM

Thank god for FreeCovers.net - just stuff you can't find anywhere else. My only frustration is the search feature is a little aggravating at times. I wish there was an advanced search, or some toggle that you could set in your profile to have your searches be mutually inclusive keywords vs exclusive as they currently are, or even a search that would recognize quotes ala google for inclusive phrase searches.

For example, I search for Diamond Rio and it pulls up any item that has diamond OR has rio where ideally I'd like it to return results that have Diamond AND Rio.

Not sure if I'm making any sense. Thoughts?

#2 Rob

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 06:48 PM

I understand what your saying, we have plans to improve the advanced search features.

There are lots of things on the site being worked on and this one isnt too hard to implement so expect to see it added over soon (by the end of the weekend)

#3 chumba

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 07:56 PM

Wow Rob, thanks!

Best wishes...

#4 Rob

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 08:50 AM

whoops. got the code for this ready but i cant upload it while at work, old ftp password isnt working (since we moved server yesterday)

and the cpanel/whm ports are blocked here... basically you'll have to wait till i get home!

anyway, here are the operators/commands you will be able to use

#5 Rob

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 08:51 AM

Booeal Search Mode Operators































+ A leading plus sign indicates that this word must be present in every
row returned.
- A leading minus sign indicates that this word must not be present in
any row returned.
> < These two operators are used to change a word's contribution to the relevance
value that is assigned to a row. The > operator increases the contribution
and the < operator decreases it. See the example below.
( ) Parentheses are used to group words into subexpressions. Parenthesized
groups can be nested.
~ A leading tilde acts as a negation operator, causing the word's contribution
to the row relevance to be negative. It's useful for marking noise words.
A row that contains such a word is rated lower than others, but is not excluded
altogether, as it would be with the - operator.
" A phrase that is enclosed within double quote ('"') characters matches
only rows that contain the phrase literally, as it was typed. The full-text
engine splits the phrase into words, performs a search in the FULLTEXT index
for the words. Before MySQL 5.0.3, the engine then performs a substring
search for the phrase in the records that are found, so the match must include
non-word characters in the phrase. As of MySQL 5.0.3, non-word characters
need not be matched exactly: Phrase searching requires only that matches
contain exactly the same words as the phrase and in the same order. For
example, "test phrase" matches "test, phrase" as of
MySQL 5.0.3, but not before.

Booelan Search Examples



































apple banana Find rows that contain at least one of the two words.
+apple +juice Find rows that contain both words.
+apple macintosh Find rows that contain the word ``apple'', but rank rows higher if they
also contain ``macintosh''.
+apple -macintosh Find rows that contain the word ``apple'' but not ``macintosh''.
+apple +(>turnover <strudel) Find rows that contain the words ``apple'' and ``turnover'', or ``apple''
and ``strudel'' (in any order), but rank ``apple turnover'' higher than
``apple strudel''.
apple* Find rows that contain words such as ``apple'', ``apples'', ``applesauce'',
or ``applet''.
"some words" Find rows that contain the exact phrase ``some words'' (for example,
rows that contain ``some words of wisdom'' but not ``some noise words'').


#6 eitltd

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 11:29 AM

When I click on advanced search, I get an error message. Is it being repaired?



#7 Murphy041270

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 03:34 PM

Advanced search has not been working for months, Just reply to your PM eitltd and sorry for not answering them before

because i'll deleted the wrong message instead I did yours.



#8 KSovenok

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Posted 30 December 2015 - 03:57 PM

It would at times be nice to be able to "Search" within dictionaries the same way we can Search Bibles. Even better, though a bit off the wall, would be some easier way to utilize modules such as MLSJ, which do not include those convenient little "Strongs" numbers. Would it be possible to have the entries link to other resources that do have Strongs numbers, or else to somehow recognize "transliterated" searches?

#9 c kennedy

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 04:30 AM

moderator. for the past month or so i have been searching for cover labels but i can not seem to get any latest labels or covers for my dvd's. am i doing something wrong or is it just that no one is putting the labels up ?