Poor search function within the Forum
PaulHew last edited by PaulHew
Searching for info using the main search bar gives totally different results.
For instance, I am looking for info when sending a print to the Duet, and I would like to send bed and nozzles temps as variables as well as calling my start macro on the Duet board..
So my search term is just 'Slicer Macro'
I have found if I create a new post and put my search term in that I get a better result.
This is using the top search bar in say in the HomePage.
Lots of totally irrelevant info!
When creating a new topic with same search term, Lots of good info
I feel that after being on the forum for over 2 years and seeing the same questions again and again it is down to the search function or issue with it.
I was about to post a question the other week and when I was typing the topic I found that I had previously asked it about a year ago and immediately had my answer.
No need for a new question!
But I only found that info when creating a new topic, so to me, it looks like there is something a miss with the normal search function.
Many a time I have looked for info using the search on the main page, have not found what I needed, submitted a new question only to be pointed to a topic that has all the answers I need.
@paulhew thanks for the report. The database search is not the best and you make a good point about people posting the same topic because it does not show up in search results. Next time I am doing forum work I will look at what the difference between the two "searches" is.
PaulHew last edited by
@t3p3tony You best hurry up, otherwise there will be another topic about the same thing in here!!!
@paulhew isn’t the main search in ‘posts’, while I would imagine the new thread search is on ‘titles’? Try doing the main search in ‘titles’. I would test, but on mobile.
jay_s_uk last edited by
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@phaedrux Thanks for the input.
Apologies all, and thanks for the guidance.
My 2 search terms returns 3 items if I selected Titles and yes if I search Titles and posts = loads
All I have found is some examples of macros with
but no explanation of the M98 command to pass the commands into the macro.
Nothing on Dozuki either.
Looks like I will have to create a post! lol
@paulhew Passing variables to macros is bleeding edge new, so I'm not surprised it hasn't shown up in many threads yet.