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Old 8 Sep 2005, 01:49 PM   #16
CyberSmurf
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Location: British Columbia
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posting a search

As noted elsewhere, if you do a search and post the url from the address bar, the url will not be valid after a week.

Expanding on Daniel S's post here are the parameters for constructing a search url by hand.

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http://www.emaildiscussions.com/search.php?action=simplesearch
&query=
&searchuser=
&exactname=
&forumchoice=
&titleonly=
&showposts=
&searchdate=
&beforeafter=
&sortby=
&sortorder=

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&query=
the search string joined with "+"s

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&searchuser=
the username


&exactname=
"yes" = Match exact name
"no"  = Match partial name

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&forumchoice=
  "-1" = Search All Open Forums
   "3" = Discussions about Email Services
   "6" = -- Early Warning...
   "7" = -- Email Help Needed!
   "8" = -- Email Comments, Questions and Miscellanea
  "15" = -- The Technical Zone...
   "9" = -- Setting up/running an email service
  "16" = Email Service Provider-specific Forums
  "18" = -- Runbox Forum
  "27" = -- FastMail.FM Forums
  "17" = ---- FastMail.FM General Discussions
  "28" = ---- Fastmail.FM Help and Current Issues
  "29" = ---- Fastmail.FM Feature Requests
  "30" = -- Google Gmail Forum
   "5" = Miscellaneous
  "23" = -- The Off-Topic Lounge
  "12" = -- About this site...


&titleonly=
 ""   = Search entire posts
"yes" = Search titles only


&showposts=
"1" = Show results as posts
 "" = Show results as thread

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&searchdate=
 "-1" = any date
  "1" = yesterday
  "5" = a week ago
 "10" = 2 weeks ago
 "30" = a month ago
 "90" = 3 months ago
"180" = 6 months ago
"365" = a year ago
This parameter seems to be mandatory

&beforeafter=
"after"  = and newer
"before" = and older

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&sortby=
"title"    = title
"replies"  = number of replies
"views"    = number of views
"lastpost" = last posting date
"poster"   = poster
"forum"    = forum


&sortorder=
"ascending"  = in ascending order
"descending" = in descending order

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So for example, to find all threads that I have posted to in The Technical Zone forum ...
http://www.emaildiscussions.com/search.php?action=simplesearch
&searchuser=cybersmurf
&forumchoice=15
&searchdate=-1


put all the text on one line ...
..&searchuser=cybersmurf&forumchoice=15&searchdate=-1


[Addendum:]
Some parameters have changed with the new version of vBulletin.
http://www.emaildiscussions.com/showpost.php?p=412887

Last edited by CyberSmurf : 5 Mar 2007 at 11:25 AM. Reason: new vBulletin
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