Advanced search, own posts in a thread

Problems, Comments, Questions regarding the website
Post Reply
User avatar
okayfine
Supporter
Posts: 14136
Joined: 12 Nov 2007 23:02
Location: Newbury Park, CA

Advanced search, own posts in a thread

Post by okayfine » 10 Jun 2009 11:19

Hello guys,

Now that my car is driving, I want to up the insurance coverage on it. One of the things I want to provide is a print out of all the posts I wrote in my project thread. Is there a way to configure the search selections to only return posts authored by "okayfine" in a certain thread?
Because when you spend a silly amount of money on a silly, trivial thing that will help you not one jot, you are demonstrating that you have a soul and a heart and that you are the sort of person who has no time for Which? magazine. – Jeremy Clarkson

User avatar
Dimebag
Posts: 684
Joined: 03 Mar 2007 20:39
Location: Abbotsford, BC

Re: Advanced search, own posts in a thread

Post by Dimebag » 10 Jun 2009 12:00

I don't think you can do it, and neither can I per se, but I'm working on it from another angle... I'm assuming you want this for the WhiteBird project thread.
John Thiessen
72 Wagon

User avatar
okayfine
Supporter
Posts: 14136
Joined: 12 Nov 2007 23:02
Location: Newbury Park, CA

Re: Advanced search, own posts in a thread

Post by okayfine » 10 Jun 2009 12:04

Dimebag wrote:I don't think you can do it, and neither can I per se, but I'm working on it from another angle... I'm assuming you want this for the WhiteBird project thread.
Indeed. The AAA rep thinks receipts will be enough, but I think the AAA rep also thinks I farmed out all the work so the receipts will show labor charges. As I did 95% of it myself, I figured the build thread would help support my case for increased value.

Thanks, John. If it becomes too much of a PITA, I can do it manual-like somehow.

Cheers
Because when you spend a silly amount of money on a silly, trivial thing that will help you not one jot, you are demonstrating that you have a soul and a heart and that you are the sort of person who has no time for Which? magazine. – Jeremy Clarkson

510rob
Moderator
Posts: 4666
Joined: 09 Oct 2003 23:37
Location: Vancouver, BC
Contact:

Re: Advanced search, own posts in a thread

Post by 510rob » 10 Jun 2009 12:15

Julian,

I started in on this too, but I see that John and I both had the exact same idea and approach...

I can see that John is doing the following for you:
* make a copy of the entire thread
* place the copy in the moderators forum (so no one can muck with it while the mod is mucking with it)
* delete any posts that are not yours
* re-title the thread so it's not ambiguous
* perhaps lock the edited thread
* move the edited thread to a public section of the forum

Then you have your cleaned up thread that you can print out in hard copy for AAA valuation.

User avatar
Dimebag
Posts: 684
Joined: 03 Mar 2007 20:39
Location: Abbotsford, BC

Re: Advanced search, own posts in a thread

Post by Dimebag » 10 Jun 2009 12:45

...frick Rob! Don't you know the magicians code?!?!

anyways, he's exactly right and you can find it here

You can delete and edit you're own posts, and then we can delete it or lock it when you're done.
John Thiessen
72 Wagon

User avatar
okayfine
Supporter
Posts: 14136
Joined: 12 Nov 2007 23:02
Location: Newbury Park, CA

Re: Advanced search, own posts in a thread

Post by okayfine » 10 Jun 2009 14:03

Sorry John, I got caught up watching your avatar again. :lol: :mrgreen:

Thank you. I really appreciate your efforts. I got what I needed, you can lock or delete at your preference. I don't know if AAA is going to bother reading 98 pages of build thread, but I'm sure going to give it to 'em.

Again, thank you. I owe you one.

Cheers,
Julian
Because when you spend a silly amount of money on a silly, trivial thing that will help you not one jot, you are demonstrating that you have a soul and a heart and that you are the sort of person who has no time for Which? magazine. – Jeremy Clarkson

qwik510
Supporter
Posts: 3177
Joined: 29 Oct 2006 18:51
Location: Maryland - East Coast USA

Re: Advanced search, own posts in a thread

Post by qwik510 » 10 Jun 2009 14:46

Wow. What a great way to read a project thread. :D

So much less stuff to have to read through.
Enjoy The Ride!
David
ImageImage

User avatar
Dimebag
Posts: 684
Joined: 03 Mar 2007 20:39
Location: Abbotsford, BC

Re: Advanced search, own posts in a thread

Post by Dimebag » 10 Jun 2009 15:36

qwik510 wrote:Wow. What a great way to read a project thread. :D
true enough. It's nice to read through without all the commentary, though there can be good info offered. I moved the cleaned up version into the Featured Builds section and locked it.

I should do that to the Bronze build - that one is a chore to get through all the extra comments. Maybe later.
John Thiessen
72 Wagon

User avatar
rnorrish
Moderator
Posts: 4022
Joined: 23 Jun 2003 12:49
Location: BC : CANADA
Contact:

Re: Advanced search, own posts in a thread

Post by rnorrish » 10 Jun 2009 17:02

you can search for posts by a specific user name.

search.php?keywords=*whitebird&terms=an ... mit=Search

now there is twice as many...
richard norrish
'68 'goon resto / '71 ice racer / '72 'goon project / '70 4-door rust pile / '67 520 project
----------------------------------------------------------------------
shardik wrote: My swap will be made of solid gold and it will run on puppy farts.

User avatar
Dimebag
Posts: 684
Joined: 03 Mar 2007 20:39
Location: Abbotsford, BC

Re: Advanced search, own posts in a thread

Post by Dimebag » 11 Jun 2009 08:57

right, but you can't confine the user search to specific topic which is what Julian was wanting to do
John Thiessen
72 Wagon

User avatar
Byron510
Moderator
Posts: 12036
Joined: 01 Jul 2003 23:06
Location: Maple Ridge, BC

Re: Advanced search, own posts in a thread

Post by Byron510 » 11 Jun 2009 18:25

Dimebag wrote:
qwik510 wrote:Wow. What a great way to read a project thread. :D
true enough. It's nice to read through without all the commentary, though there can be good info offered. I moved the cleaned up version into the Featured Builds section and locked it.

I should do that to the Bronze build - that one is a chore to get through all the extra comments. Maybe later.

That'd be awesome if you could John.
I'd take the effort to add the photos where some got displaced years ago in another site upgrade. Also quite a bit of info was lost when the gallery went south - so I could add this in as well.

Byron
Love people and use things,
because the opposite never works.

User avatar
thisismatt
Supporter
Posts: 3438
Joined: 22 Jul 2006 18:12
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Contact:

Re: Advanced search, own posts in a thread

Post by thisismatt » 11 Jun 2009 20:35

What do I win?

Okayfine:
http://www.the510realm.com/search.php?s ... fine&ch=-1

Byron:
http://www.the510realm.com/search.php?s ... n510&ch=-1

Unfortunately I don't think you can change the number of posts per page displayed without modding phpbb.
I'm your huckleberry.

User avatar
Dimebag
Posts: 684
Joined: 03 Mar 2007 20:39
Location: Abbotsford, BC

Re: Advanced search, own posts in a thread

Post by Dimebag » 12 Jun 2009 09:19

thisismatt wrote:What do I win?

awwwww SNAP! just got taken to school, but I still haven't learned the lesson.
John Thiessen
72 Wagon

Post Reply