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    Default Using the SEARCH facility

    Hi

    How can I search for 3 letter words?

    I want to search for low level listening as in low volume levels. When I search for just level listening, I get references to the speakers being level or your ear being level with the tweeter etc. Not exactly what I had in mind.

    Searchin on low, by itself, finds no records. Searching on low level, seems to eliminate the low and only gives references to level.

    Am I doing anything wrong? If not, how can this be fixed?

    Jay

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    Default Re: How to use the SEARCH facility

    Try again.

    Go to the SEARCH page (between New Posts and Quick Links on the red bar at the top of the User Group pages).

    Select Advanced Search ....enter your search. At the bottom of the entry page ....

    >>> Select "Show Results as Posts"

    >>> Tick the box "Also search in child forums".
    Alan A. Shaw
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    Harbeth Audio UK

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    Default Re: Using the SEARCH facility

    Thanks Alan. I was not using the advanced option when I tried it. It worked now.

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    Default Advanced search?

    Hi, Alan,

    since some time the "Advanced Search" is missing on all my browsers. Could be reintroduced?

    Regards,
    Peter

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    Default Activity stream?

    Quote Originally Posted by chirhonix View Post
    Hi, Alan,

    since some time the "Advanced Search" is missing on all my browsers. Could be reintroduced?

    Regards,
    Peter
    Yes I agree and would add the current default of "Activity Stream" doesn't work very well with my PC (Windows 7) and browser (IE 11). Most of the time the links to the new message don't do anything.

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    Default Activity stream problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Leman View Post
    Yes I agree and would add the current default of "Activity Stream" doesn't work very well with my PC (Windows 7) and browser (IE 11). Most of the time the links to the new message don't do anything.
    I'm having the same problem with Activity Stream. I'm using a Mac with Safari and Chrome. I wrote the board administrator a few days ago concerning this issue, but did not hear anything back.

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    Default Mouse exploring

    The links work if you very carefully "explore" their location. And then the first item often looks washed out.

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    Default Difficult

    Yes they do, but that is extremely cumbersome.

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    Default Phone/Mac issues

    Same issue while browsing on my phone and Mac

    {Moderator's comment: And those exact issues are what, please?}

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    Default Missing Advanced Serach

    To the moderator:

    the "advanced Search" button beneath the search input field is missing since weeks. I could use it to search for the latest (1 day) posts and see directly in which threads there was new info.

    Now I have to use the "What's new?" function and that leads to a time sorted list of entries, not thread sorted. I'm not fond of it. Furthermore the links are very tiny and often it's difficult to hit them. It's the same on Firefox and Chrome on Linux and my Android phone. The 1st link looks often washed out.

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    Default Missing from browser

    I looked into the page source and the entry is there:

    <li><a href="search.php" accesskey="4">Advanced Search</a></li>

    but it's not displayed in the browser.

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    Default I.E. Compatibility setting for HUG

    Quote Originally Posted by chirhonix View Post
    To the moderator:

    the "advanced Search" button beneath the search input field is missing since weeks. I could use it to search for the latest (1 day) posts and see directly in which threads there was new info.

    Now I have to use the "What's new?" function and that leads to a time sorted list of entries, not thread sorted. I'm not fond of it. Furthermore the links are very tiny and often it's difficult to hit them. It's the same on Firefox and Chrome on Linux and my Android phone. The 1st link looks often washed out.
    I've found a bit of a work around for those using IE. While on the forum site, go up to the browser menu and click on tools, then select "Compatibility View Settings" then add harbeth.co.uk to the list. That adds the old menu where you can choose new posts and it gets displayed in the old format.

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    Default Site change?

    Thank you Don Leman,
    but on Linux I have no IE. In Firefox or Chrome I think there is no such option. Maybe in the last 2 to3 weeks there was a change on the site which made that difference that the option to klick the advance search buttom.

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    Default Advance search

    I've had the exact same issues over the last couple of weeks: the "What's New" button gives you Activity Stream, instead of the list of threads with recent activity, which is much more user friendly (at least for me).

    And "Advanced Search" is gone, so there's no way to reliably summon up the list of threads with recent activity.

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    Default New layout

    Quote Originally Posted by Nahtanoj View Post
    I've had the exact same issues over the last couple of weeks: the "What's New" button gives you Activity Stream, instead of the list of threads with recent activity, which is much more user friendly (at least for me).

    And "Advanced Search" is gone, so there's no way to reliably summon up the list of threads with recent activity.
    Same here. I much preferred the previous layout. The new one is finicky, and more difficult to search and to navigate.

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    Default Search

    To the moderator or site administrator: any news on this topic? Will we getting the Advanced Search button back?

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    Default Updates?

    Quote Originally Posted by chirhonix View Post
    To the moderator or site administrator: any news on this topic? Will we getting the Advanced Search button back?
    Any update? To be honest, the "new" activity stream overview plainly sucks. Where is the "unread messages" overview, that every forum board has had for eons?

    {Moderator's comment: It may suck to you but we find it useful. You have not given credit to our webmaster for the hours he slaved to get the Activity stream working properly. I don't recall an unread messages overview and anyway, we're different here and don't follow other 'boards'.}

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    Default Advanced search

    To the moderator: it's your decision. But I too vote for the reenabling of the Advanced Search button. For me it's been very conveniant. I'm not denying the work of the webmaster. But I hope there is no really technical problem with getting the Advanced Search back. Please!

    Let me explain: I used to use the Advanced Search for looking posts not older than one day and then I got a neat list of 3 -4 threads with the latest post. Some of them might be the announcement of the latest Newsletter. Which I would read first of course.

    If I now use the What's new search I get a long list of all the latest posts. For e.g. if there are 3 very active discussions like the ones about Scotland and testing amplifiers there are maybe 20 - 30 posts and I would have to look at each down the list to find the latest I've read. So I would go to the next newest, read that thread and go back to list, scroll down and then again up to find the next unread post in the next thread and so on for maybe one or two other threads.

    For me it's very clumsy. So if there are no great technical obstacles or other important things that let the Advanced Search vanish, please give it back to us.

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    Default Show me unread

    [QUOTE=twan1;30114]Any update? To be honest, the "new" activity stream overview plainly sucks. Where is the "unread messages" overview, that every forum board has had for eons?

    Either way, to clarify; I'm talking about the option where you click "show me all unread messages since my last visit" and it shows you all the topics and you can jump to your latest unread reply (which is like most boards work). The current activity stream shows you all messages, with multiple replies for the same topic. That's in my opinion a more crowded overview. I don't see the point of doing things different from a user experience point of view.

    If you really want to be "different", and you've chosen for the activity stream because you think it works better; fine, I'm not arguing against that.

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    Default HUG tweak?

    The old view that we used to get when clicking on "What's New?" was much much much easier to use (for me) than the new activity stream. Could you please bring this old feature back? Is there a way to have the old feature and still maintain the activity stream so that everybody's needs are met?

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