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Posted Aug 23, '13 at 11:04pm

Gantic

Gantic

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You can view the page code to find the post number and the add #post-POSTNUMBER after the page number in the URL to link to the post.

A useful search feature would probably be more helpful to more people than post editing.

 

Posted Aug 24, '13 at 3:40am

Reton8

Reton8

2,804 posts

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A useful search feature would probably be more helpful to more people than post editing.


You probably know this one, but for anyone else reading:

go to google.com and search

[Your Search Term] site:armorgames.com/community
 

Posted Aug 24, '13 at 9:06am

MacII

MacII

1,369 posts

You can view the page code to find the post number and the add #post-POSTNUMBER after the page number in the URL to link to the post.


Ah, thanks.

[Your Search Term] site:armorgames.com/community


True; but an integrated search engine could add a lot more versality, and so better search results.
 

Posted Aug 24, '13 at 9:14am

MacII

MacII

1,369 posts

an integrated search engine could add a lot more versality, and so better search results.


If one is ever implemented btw, may I strongly suggest making it one that offers the ability to sort results chronologically (and so backwards, too). Invaluable, to unlock an archive such as this.
 

Posted Sep 4, '13 at 4:46am

MacII

MacII

1,369 posts

With the new games on front page, it would be nice if at once (e.g., in the pop-up description menu) you could see whether a game is an MMO. Saves you from opening them when you're not into it, or not right at that time.

 

Posted Sep 4, '13 at 12:10pm

gman144

gman144

156 posts

We nead en eadit bautton.

 

Posted Sep 4, '13 at 5:56pm

Ferret

Ferret

6,877 posts

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That made me laugh Gman144. I'm going to keep this thread going, it's not being ignored. There seems to be a balance here between search and edit so far?

 

Posted Sep 4, '13 at 7:15pm

MacII

MacII

1,369 posts

In my never so humble opinion, a search engine would enhance functionality; whereas an edit option would in the end be mostly cosmetic.

 

Posted Sep 5, '13 at 7:41pm

Ferret

Ferret

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I'll throw a bit of fuel on the fire here. Search is something that can be achieved through Google without us having to build in a feature that includes it, whereas Edit doesn't exist at all.

 

Posted Sep 6, '13 at 3:16am

MacII

MacII

1,369 posts

Heheh. Correct, Ferret; however as I've often said by now, I think (am convinced rather) that a (good) integrated search engine could/would add a lot more versatility/finesses than an advanced Google (or other search engine) search can. Plus, it would (hopefully?) be more intuitive to the average user than an advanced web search might be. (On second thoughts, I've had it that such forum search engines I didn't find very intuitive at all at first, just not exactly whay you'd be accustomed to; only to later learn to find them indispensable. So maybe it is hard to get it right, let alone of course to please 'em all, and so hardly worth the bother. I've known it where as a second option, a simple Google advanced search box would be provided, which probably a majority of users would turn to, just as a matter of habit. Maybe just slap on the latter here? I don't know about the technics of it, but you'd think it can't be hard.)

But so, whatever, it is just my view. I'm thinking mostly in terms of how best to disclose your entire content/archive here, make the forum more of an integrated experience. In that sense, I still think a user post history and/or thread subscriptions would further that end better than even a search function, if a choice has to be made between those two.

Edit function would be nice yes, but then be aware of the possible confusion and consequent arguments it may lead to, I think it was touched on before on this thread. People thinking what was written before has been altered expressly to counter or subvert their arguments in hindsight, and so on. People just missing half an argument or piece of advice since it wasn't there as they were replying; etc. etc.

 
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