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Implemented In Open Bug Reports trying to search for all bugs marked confirmed

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by HydraulicJack, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. HydraulicJack

    HydraulicJack Well-Known Member

    using the Search Threads and Posts tab, I was just trying to search Open Bug reports to get a list of all of the threads with prefixes as Confirmed but got an error since I didn't specify Keywords, Posted by member, or Newer than.

    Seems to me that if I specify which subforum (Open Bugs...) and the prefix, I should get the list.

    Thot I'd ask. I'll be happy to post a bug, a tweak needed, or function / feature request if appropriate.
    Please advise. Thanks!
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  2. CurveGotti

    CurveGotti Active Member

    Ah I see what you mean from the advanced search? took me a second to figure out what you meant. Yeah it throws an error, would be nice if it just showed the results.
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  3. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    I agree and i think there's already a suggestion thread to remove the "keyword or member" as required fields.

    I'd like to search for all threads newer then xxx or like your example => all threads within forum xy with prefix foo.
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  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Why not just click on the prefix within the forum?
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  5. CurveGotti

    CurveGotti Active Member

    lol I was thinking the same at first, but then I considered some forums use the same prefixes in multiple areas. It'd be nice if you could search a prefix in multiple areas using the advanced search.
  6. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    as cuvegotti said.

    What if you have:

    Prefixgroup: Products
    Prefixes: Bug, Fixed, Suggestion, Included

    Forum: Product1
    Forum: Product2
    And both have Products Prefix group...

    ATM it's AFAIK not possible, to get ALL threads with prefix groups.
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    No, but the original post specifically asked about a single prefix in a single forum.

    Clicking the prefix will do that.
  8. HydraulicJack

    HydraulicJack Well-Known Member

    Makes sense of course and thanks, but by the same token, why EXCLUDE that option from the "advanced" form?
    And to me it wasn't intuitively obvious to click on the prefix of any prefixed post (still isn't) to get a list of all of them.
    I'm one of your crash test dummies! :D
    What I'm understanding you to say is that I can click on any prefix in any post to get a list of all posts with that prefix.
    Is my understanding of that correct?
    I will check it now of course.
    Thanks again Brogan.
  9. HydraulicJack

    HydraulicJack Well-Known Member

    Also thanks for the heads up about the suggestion thread, ragtek. I couldn't find it easily when I search, so that's why I just started a thread rather than posting it as a bug.
    If you happen to know the link to that thread it would be good for one of us to post it here, to point others to it. ;)
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Click on any prefix of any thread within a forum to get a filtered list of all threads with that prefix in that forum.
  11. HydraulicJack

    HydraulicJack Well-Known Member

    How is that obvious to a new user (such as I)? Esp when there is no option shown for this in the "advanced" form.
    I naturally tend to use the advanced form, but the option is not there. That's my issue.
    Nice of course to know that there's another way to get the data, but I think that option still belongs in the Advanced form.
    [/end rant]
  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  13. HydraulicJack

    HydraulicJack Well-Known Member

    Undo: [/end rant]

    Yes by golly, clicking on the prefix DOES return a list of all posts with that prefix. Nice!

    But... there is no clue, even at mouseover on such a prefix, that that is possible.
    You just gotta know.
    imho that is just not up to XenForo's otherwise high ease of use standards.

    Hence my gripe about the feature's being incomplete as yet.
    Not really a bug perhaps in a technical sense but not intuitively obvious...
  14. HydraulicJack

    HydraulicJack Well-Known Member

    Ok, good to know.
    How is a naive user supposed to know that it's only available in such and such view?
    Do they have to read a manual, or what?
    Again imho that doesn't meet the typical highly intuitive usability standard that XF has spoiled us into expecting. :)

    It's a GREAT feature / function. Just unfinished imho on the intuitive usability standard.

    Retest: [/end rant]
  15. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    XenForo is full of clickable links on the member card, avatars, in posts, threads, etc.

    The browser icon changing on mouseover and/or hover effect is usually a good sign that something can be clicked.
  16. HydraulicJack

    HydraulicJack Well-Known Member

    And how is one supposed to know that that is what the icon changing means? It needs a popup TEACHING this to naive users f'gawdsake, in my humble opinion.

    BTW, I have gone ahead and posted a reference to the issue in this thread over at the Search improvements and UI tweaks in XenForo 1.1 thread, so we can end it here.

    I feel like it's now been duly reported and I'm ready to move on to other issues.

    Retest [/end rant]
  17. HydraulicJack

    HydraulicJack Well-Known Member

    Same question though as in #14.

    How is a naive user supposed to know this? How do they LEARN it?

    Like I just posted, I've made a comment about this in the Search Improvements thread so it'll be dealt with or ignored as TPTB see fit.

    Retest: [/end rant]
  18. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It's basic browser functionality.

    How does anyone using any site on the internet know when to click something?
  19. HydraulicJack

    HydraulicJack Well-Known Member

    Same question as to naive users.

    We can agree to disagree. Or if you like, ok you win, I guess.
  20. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member


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