[SOLVED] Quoted messages issue into user's posts searchs

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[SOLVED] Quoted messages issue into user's posts searchs

Post by alfa1 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:02 pm

Is it possible to add the feature that shows quoted messages identifications into the searchs of user's posts? (I am talking of the "Search user’s posts" option inside his user profile). Because it shows the quoted messages parts, if the message has them, not indicating they are quotes nor showing their authors (and it's very common to quote at the start of the answers), then, they can be seen like the searched user is telling what he is not really telling. Or, maybe better, if it were possible to avoid directly the quoted parts into the search results, to show only the searched user's opinion part.

This thread perhaps can help:
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/ ... s-t_107017

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Quoted messages issue into user's posts searchs

Post by alfa1 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:20 pm

Well, as far as I could see, it is a BBCode (quotes, links, etc.) parser fault when you do a search and the found messages are longer than the maximum value set per result. Smilies are affected too.

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It was reported around 7 years ago (!) and it seems still not fixed (it is happening in their forums too nowadays). I don't understand, though, why it was marked as "invalid".
https://tracker.phpbb.com/browse/PHPBB3 ... t-tabpanel
https://tracker.phpbb.com/browse/PHPBB3 ... t-tabpanel

Finally, the (temporal) solution can be going to "Advanced search" (top/right) and setting "Return first" value to "All available" (and setting also "Search for author" to the appropiate user, OFC). It shows each message complete, including the missed parts :) .
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Re: [SOLVED] Quoted messages issue into user's posts searchs

Post by ZE BOZZ » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:52 pm

I have noticed that searching threw a users posts is painstakingly time consuming; especially if I'm trying to find something specific like a quote. The search engine is not ideal but hey. Normally when I'm trying to find a specific user post or reference I just use as many key words as I can think of or just break down and ask the poster. Even the advanced search is a bit vexatious but, it is an improvement most certainly. :D
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