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I think a "Titles Only" search that only returned one hit per thread (the first post) would be a very useful addition. If you're simply looking for a list of threads on a subject, it's a pain to wade through 10 pages of hits for each matching thread that went 10 pages.

"Titles Only, One Hit Per Thread" is unwieldy but conveys the concept. A more concise title would be great, but if the functionality were there I wouldn't care what it was called. (Another problem I see with that name is that 'thread' seems to imply forum searches, while I'd like to have the same option for GeekList searches as well.)

Hopefull this would be easy to implement, perhaps by simply adding a one-per-thread-id filter to the existing Titles Only search.
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If I understand what you're saying, I think you can do a "-re" in the search so you don't get the replies.
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indigopotter wrote:
If I understand what you're saying, I think you can do a "-re" in the search so you don't get the replies.

Thank you - that does seem to accomplish what I was looking for. Is there a reference for that somewhere in the wiki?
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I don't know - I just remember it from similar threads.
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It would still be useful if there was a checkbox for "show thread once."
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caracfergus wrote:
It would still be useful if there was a checkbox for "show thread once."
Or "ignore replies." Or something like that.
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Sphere wrote:
indigopotter wrote:
If I understand what you're saying, I think you can do a "-re" in the search so you don't get the replies.

Thank you - that does seem to accomplish what I was looking for. Is there a reference for that somewhere in the wiki?

I've always just thought that use of the minus sign was a general search engine feature. (I learned it long ago, even pre-BGG, but hardly ever remember to use it.)
 
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