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Xaerun

"toxic and negative"
So, no doubt you'll hate me for this, but it's kind of annoying that the Search function pulls out keywords from the description of a submission. If you search for "gay otter", for example, it comes up with a straight pic, with the artist remarking that a certain aspect was "gay".
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A minor issue, but... yeah.
 

Eevee

Banned
Banned
what else is there to pull from? titles are meaningless a large fraction of the time, and lots of submissions have only a handful of vague tags, if any at all.
 
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TakeWalker

Guest
I had a question along these lines.

What, exactly, is the search searching? All words associated with the submission, it sounds like. But how forgiving is the search so far? If I tag one of my stories with "archery" and someone (for whatever reason) searches "archer", will they miss it? Should I try to foresee every properly-spelled search that might just lead to my work when I tag keyword it?
 

Stratelier

Well-Known Member
So, no doubt you'll hate me for this, but it's kind of annoying that the Search function pulls out keywords from the description of a submission. If you search for "gay otter", for example, it comes up with a straight pic, with the artist remarking that a certain aspect was "gay".
Using the word "gay" when one means "stupid" is an insult. To stupid people.

Have you tried using whole-phrase searching? If I recall what I saw on the Advanced search options, FA has both phrase and proximity searching available.
 
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Now we just have to get people to properly keyword all their submissions... yeah.
 

net-cat

Infernal Kitty
It's simple.

By default, all fields are searched. (Title, description, filename, username, keywords.)

To search only keywords, prefix the search terms with @keywords

@title for title
@message for description
@filename for filename
@lower for username (as it appears in the URL)
@keywords for keywords

So, if you want to search for "gay otter" using only keywords, you'd enter this:

@keywords gay otter

All this in more available by clicking the "Help" button next to the search field.
 
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Xaerun

"toxic and negative"
It's simple.

By default, all fields are searched. (Title, description, filename, username, keywords.)

To search only keywords, prefix the search terms with @keywords

@title for title
@message for description
@filename for filename
@lower for username (as it appears in the URL)
@keywords for keywords

So, if you want to search for "gay otter" using only keywords, you'd enter this:

@keywords gay otter

All this in more available by clicking the "Help" button next to the search field.

Wow, that's awesome stuff. Thanks for that, net-cat. Of particular interest to me is the ability to do stuff like @keywords "gay otter" OR @title "gay otter" (that'd work, right?)
 
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