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Old 06-15-2012, 04:47 AM   #11
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sorry, i guess (and hope) that this won't happen. it's possible to do it (technical side of the story) but it doesn't make much sense cause search index would blow up and so the search performance would decrease dramatically (usability side of the story).

in such a case i recommend to sort the movie forum by title:

1. just click "thread" in the table-header of the classic movie forum


2. then find the location of the movie thread with the "go to page" dropdown:


here you can enter the page number you think is close to the location of the first letter of your movie. as long as you are inside that subforum, the sorting by thread title stays active so it's quite easy to check if the movie you're looking for is available (sorting of threads works in all subforums, so of course you can use this hint to search model threads, too)

if your search fails, you can also try to check for movie scenes in those threads we have of the casted models.
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:42 PM   #12
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sorry, i guess (and hope) that this won't happen. it's possible to do it (technical side of the story) but it doesn't make much sense cause search index would blow up and so the search performance would decrease dramatically (usability side of the story).

in such a case i recommend to sort the movie forum by title:
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if your search fails, you can also try to check for movie scenes in those threads we have of the casted models.
Thank you hos, this solves a small issue.

There remain the biggest problems--individual words are rejected but no method of a phrase search has replaced those deletions.
Such as:

i) How do we search for models with short names? Publications have short names, too ... i-D, S, Max, FHM, etc. These are rejected outright.

ii) How do we look for model or movie names in any huge thread (for example Christy Canyon)? Searching post-by-post is ridiculous, especially if there is more than one big star in a picture or photoshoot, then one has multiple, huge threads to search post-by-post.

iii) Models, photos, scans, movie references, and movie clips can be anywhere in VEF--not just in the 'Movie' forums. What about searching the magazine scans forums, the discussion forums, all of the classic and modern forums?

Are there more ideas?
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sometimes search is work. even the best search engine won't prevent you from that - f.e. if the searched item doesn't exist in the searched location.

if search and sorting options won't help, there's still the chance to ask the community for an item within the different request sections this forum offers.

but honestly - if i am really obsessed to get an item i don't have any problems to even check a huge model thread like the one of Christy Canyon. it's big and it's a bit of work for me but still it's not an impossible task like searching a specific image within the Milf & Mature Ladies thread, which offers over 15.000 posts to check.

and sometimes a wish stays unfulfilled and you have wait until next christmas.

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oh.. btw.. sometimes - even in internet time - you have the option to buy things.
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So, my original question remains:

How can someone efficiently search VEF (for basic things like threads and names) when the available computer search engines reject "short" and/or "common" words?

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So, my original question remains:

How can someone efficiently search VEF (for basic things like threads and names) when the available computer search engines reject "short" and/or "common" words?

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You can usually find stuff by using a combination of names, but at the end of the day there is a lot of stuff posted with little or no info given, so if you want a film should be easy, a particular scene maybe possible, a particular photo, forget about it, you will have to do the leg work.
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Its largely down to luck of the draw of what people have decided to include in their post or thread

Even where people have included information if they use any non-alpha / numeric symbol
that doesnt leave a space between itself and the letters or words the search engine wont find it.

Classic case - search for titles starting with Siv

Siv Lindberg - this one shows up
http://vintage-erotica-forum.com/sho...&highlight=siv

Siv - Rare 70'ies P@ge 3 Girl - this one doesnt presumably because of the symbols touching the letters & numbers - space either side of them makes all the difference

http://www.vintage-erotica-forum.com...1&postcount=42

I only found this out when my entire ID thread refused to return searches because I had
brackets () or / to show different spellings touching the names

Then you have threads like Sara St.James which do turn up if you get it exactly right
so the v-bulletin search engine is a law unto itself

Apart from searching the most likely sections individually,using search entire threads
followed by search this thread theres not a lot of short cuts that can find things which are nobbled
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When including aka's or alternate spellings in a thread title, don't separate them like this:

Cindy Milo/Mylo

...try this:

Cindy Milo|Mylo

...that way either spelling will show up in a search. Using her whole name or just Milo in a search doesn't bring up her thread at all since it treats Milo/Mylo as one word. BTW, Cindy's thread has the incorrect form.

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In the Search Options of the Advance Search area, could the default setting for the "Find Posts from" choice be changed to "Any Date" instead of the current "A Year Ago"? It would save me having to click it each time. Thanks!
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A really long thread, such as What Do You Listen To At This Moment? is almost impossible to read through end to end. But say you find a member whose musical tastes you seem to share, and you'd like to see what else he's listened to in the past (or any other similar search problem). When you look on the Search Forums screen, you can search for posts by a member in a forum or sub-forum, but not down to individual thread level. And when you click on Find More Posts By... above their avatar, you can only see all their posts. But if you go to Search This Thread, just above the first post on the page, and then click Advanced Search, you'll be taken to a screen with the option Search By User Name, that will return results from just the current thread.
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(BTW: Google no longer seems to search for "phrases in quotation marks" any more, either. )
It does still do that. I've just used it to search for "phrases in quotation marks" and yours is the only post in VEF containing that phrase. What Google doesn't do any more is use the +operator to force searching for an exact word - you have to put that word in quotes to force it. There's an explanation here of how the operators function now.

Another thing Google doesn't do of course is search parts of the forum that are only accessible to members.

On another note, down the bottom of the screen is a link marked Archive.



This takes you to a text only version of the forum (and one slightly behind the times). Longer threads are compressed onto a smaller number of pages, and the same is true of the forums: at this moment, Modern Movies has 4916 posts, displayed over 85 pages in the full version of the forum - but only 7 in the archive. So if you aren't sure how something is expressed, instead of searching for it, you could browse for it very much more quickly. Alternately, given you can get a much greater proportion of a thread or forum listing on a single page, you could just use your browser's text search facility.
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A really long thread, such as What Do You Listen To At This Moment? is almost impossible to read through end to end. But say you find a member whose musical tastes you seem to share, and you'd like to see what else he's listened to in the past (or any other similar search problem). When you look on the Search Forums screen, you can search for posts by a member in a forum or sub-forum, but not down to individual thread level. And when you click on Find More Posts By... above their avatar, you can only see all their posts. But if you go to Search This Thread, just above the first post on the page, and then click Advanced Search, you'll be taken to a screen with the option Search By User Name, that will return results from just the current thread.
a different way is to call the forum page where the thread is located and then click the link behind "replies". you also find this link within your subscriptions (if you're subscribed to that thread, sure). it opens a small window which lists the amount of posts to a thread, grouped by member name (so the one with the most posts to this thread is on top of this lists). In that window, simply click on the amount of posts of the user you like to follow.
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