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Is there a way to search for a word within a particular thread?

In PBFs, it's cumbersome to go back to a particular event in the thread. Being able to search just that PBF thread for a key word would be helpful.
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Re: How to ... Search for a word within a particular thread?
If that isn't possible, you might consider suggesting it in the BGG suggestions forum, because that ability would be nifty!
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Re: How to ... Search for a word within a particular thread?
Well there WAS a search option for searching within each game's forum. Seems they deleted that when they "upgraded" the pages. Not a big fan of removing functionality, or at least hiding it.
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Re: How to ... Search for a word within a particular thread?
Star Traveler wrote:
Is there a way to search for a word within a particular thread?

In PBFs, it's cumbersome to go back to a particular event in the thread. Being able to search just that PBF thread for a key word would be helpful.


Use Google to search the thread URL as the site, then your keyword. E.g. to search the funny pictures thread for the word cool, Google:

site:https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/636862 cool
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Re: How to ... Search for a word within a particular thread?
contiguity wrote:
Well there WAS a search option for searching within each game's forum. Seems they deleted that when they "upgraded" the pages. Not a big fan of removing functionality, or at least hiding it.


There still is, they didn't delete it. Just click the magnifying glass in the game's forums section.
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Re: How to ... Search for a word within a particular thread?
col_w wrote:
Star Traveler wrote:
Is there a way to search for a word within a particular thread?

In PBFs, it's cumbersome to go back to a particular event in the thread. Being able to search just that PBF thread for a key word would be helpful.


Use Google to search the thread URL as the site, then your keyword. E.g. to search the funny pictures thread for the word cool, Google:

site:https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/636862 cool


Thanks, col_w.

I could not get that to work for the RPG thread
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1572620

I did try it with the example thread you posted, and sure enough, it works.
Is it possible that the query works differently on RPG than its sister-site BGG?
 
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Re: How to ... Search for a word within a particular thread?
Star Traveler wrote:
I could not get that to work for the RPG thread
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1572620

In the forum header (not the page header--in forum colors) I see on the right:

Rules | Subscriptions | Bookmarks | Search | Account | Moderators
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Re: How to ... Search for a word within a particular thread?
Tall_Walt wrote:
Star Traveler wrote:
I could not get that to work for the RPG thread
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1572620

In the forum header (not the page header--in forum colors) I see on the right:

Rules | Subscriptions | Bookmarks | Search | Account | Moderators


Super!
Thanks, Walt. That worked!
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