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Can't search a forum only in thread titles.

kelemvor 1,575 382 August 6, 2016 at 10:20 PM
If I go to the Hot Deals forum (or any forum) and then click the button on the upper right of the threads for "Search this forum", and I then enter in a search term and check the box for "Search in Thread Titles Only"... Many of the results I get do not contain the word I was searching for.

Is there some other way to search and only get threads that actually contain the word I want in the title?

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If I go to the Hot Deals forum (or any forum) and then click the button on the upper right of the threads for "Search this forum", and I then enter in a search term and check the box for "Search in Thread Titles Only"... Many of the results I get do not contain the word I was searching for.

Is there some other way to search and only get threads that actually contain the word I want in the title?

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It's bringing up other forms of the word "saw"...."seen" "see" etc.
If you only want "saw" I would recommend adding -see -seen to your search. Also any other words you don't want that contain "saw" like "chainsaw", "mitersaw".

http://slickdeals.net/newsearch.php?forumchoice%5B%5D=9&q=saw+-seen+-see&showposts=0&titleonly=1
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Offering this just as an alternative to BG's method above... (BTW, hi BG! Wave) Rather than excluding the other word forms, you can also search for only exactly that word by prepending an equals sign. The advantage of doing this is that it wouldn't exclude something with a title like "Awesome saw for $5! Lowest price I've seen!". The disadvantage is that there's currently a bug that will only let you view the first page of results by default. (This would be a good time for my usual reminder that I'm not a dev Wink ) The only workaround I know of is to manually change the number after the 'page=' in the URL here: http://slickdeals.net/newsearch.php?searchin=title&q=%3Dsaw&r=1&page=1

Hope this helps. Cowboy
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Thanks. I tried the -saw idea and that seems to have worked perfectly.
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