How to search in just one topic?

I'd like to search in just one topic (let's say in 'Mac Beta'), to avoid creating a new discussion for a same subject.
Maybe this is a basic question, but I can't find a way to do these type of search. Always I get a result with a mix of topics ('Mac Beta', 'Mac', 'Windows', etc).
Is there a way to search in just one topic?


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  • MrCMrC Community Moderator
    edited April 2018

    @somelez ,

    Its not simple using the forum's search (most forum search capabilities are poor).

    Instead, you can use google to search the site, and refine it to a particular sub-forum (somewhat).

    Example. To find the word "changelogs" in the Mac Beta forum, you do:

    site:discussions.agilebits.com "Mac Beta" changelogs
    

    And this will find your topic here:

    site:discussions.agilebits.com "lounge" "just one topic"
    

    It's not perfect, since Google doesn't provide site searches beyond the domain/subdomain.

  • @MrC I agree, but most provide some way to do one forum... so your reply made me curious so I googled vanilla forums search options....

    Wow...

    https://discussions.agilebits.com/search

    Click the down arrow to expand.

    Also,

    https://docs.vanillaforums.com/help/addons/advanced-search/

    The author search doesn’t really work on iPad (what I am on now the autocomplete doesn’t trigger the keyboard) but there is so enhanced functionality and logical nots in there If you read that second link.

  • MrCMrC Community Moderator
    edited April 2018

    Ah, Good For You!

    Thanks, I just learned something new.

    It's a terrible UI element - should have a indication that it is clickable.

  • It's an awful UI, This link launches the page with the options expanded.

    https://discussions.agilebits.com//search?adv=1

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member

    Agreed on all points. I actually use the advanced search URL as my bookmark here (one of very few bookmarks I have still). It's definitely not perfect, but it helps. You can also access it right from the search results:

    Not obvious, but it's there and can be useful. Cheers! :)

  • Thank you all for your help. They were a precious help ;)

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member

    Sure thing! Don't hesitate to ask if you need anything else. :)

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