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Help Topic: Searching


The search feature can be used to search all areas of the community quickly based on keywords you enter.

Quick Search
You can start a quick search by typing your keywords into the quick-search bar at the top of any page and pressing the "Search" button.

Advanced Options
If instead of typing your keywords into the quick-search bar, you click the "Advanced" link next to it, you will see some advanced options for searching.

The first option, "Find words" is where you can enter the keywords to search for.

The next option, "Find author" can be used to only find content from a specific user. As you begin typing ausername, you should see a dropdown with username suggestions that you can select from.

The next option, "Find by date" allows you to restrict the results to content added between particular dates. To select your date, click the button - this will bring up a calendar. From here you can select any date and your option will be filled into the search form.

The next option, "Find in forum allows you to restrict your results to content within particular forums. You can select multiple options by holding the Ctrl key on your keyboard (or the cmd key if you use a Mac) and clicking on your options.

You can leave any of these options blank, however you must supply at least one search criteria when submitting the form. Once you have filled in the options that you require, press the Do Search button.

Inline Search
When you are viewing a particular topic, or a particular forum, you will notice that the search bar changes from "Search Forum" to "Search This Topic" - this allows you to easily and quickly search through the current topic, forum, or application, without getting search results for other areas of the forum.

Results
Once you have submitted your search, a tabbed page of results will appear - you can change the selected tab to choose which area of the community you wish to search. For example, results under the "Forums" tab will bring up any topics and posts that contain your search keywords, while the "Members" tab will bring up any member accounts that match your search criteria.

You can change the order of the results to sort by relevance or to sort by date using the options at the top of the results page.

The keywords that you searched for will be highlighted like this.

Once you have found the result you are looking for, you can click on it to bring up the page, or, if you are searching through the forums, you can click on the preview icon to preview the search results without having to leave the search page.


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Lizsshi : (28 July 2016 - 03:58 PM) I'm excited for SHINee and whatever they've prepared for us!!!
Lizsshi : (26 July 2016 - 04:44 AM) SHINee Concert!!! To everyone who can watch, please be safe and enjoy!!!~
ella q : (24 July 2016 - 05:12 AM) hi to all my fellow shawols! just wanyed to let everyone know that the sm global package for swv is still open! :)
leejinkiforever : (24 July 2016 - 02:30 AM) Annyeong^^
cocommedes : (23 July 2016 - 01:56 AM) mappy: you can go to the main thread and you can see the help desk below :)
malaine : (21 July 2016 - 07:10 PM) SHINEE IS GOING TO HAVE A CONCERT!!!!
Shawol Raudh... : (20 July 2016 - 10:07 PM) hope not too late to wish our maknae taemin Happy birthday...
Shawol Raudh... : (20 July 2016 - 10:06 PM) greetings fellow shawol
Lizsshi : (20 July 2016 - 08:42 AM) Hi fellow Shawols!~
ecoline : (18 July 2016 - 03:19 AM) Happy birthday, Taemin~ ^^
Yeanyeags : (18 July 2016 - 01:57 AM) happy taemin day!!
minhostan : (18 July 2016 - 12:34 AM) happy birthday taeminnie!!
jenmonster : (17 July 2016 - 08:04 PM) #happytaeminday #태민아생일축하해
Lizsshi : (17 July 2016 - 07:16 AM) It IS good! #HappyTaeminDay!
jenmonster : (17 July 2016 - 05:04 AM) sayonara hitori sounds really good :P my fav parts in particular are the beginning parts when the song is still soft
jenmonster : (17 July 2016 - 05:01 AM) welcome new members!! ^^ welcome to the shinee world ~~
ot_5hinee : (16 July 2016 - 02:55 PM) hellloooo~~~
mappy : (16 July 2016 - 11:07 AM) But what is help desk thread??
mappy : (16 July 2016 - 11:06 AM) Thankyu
cocommedes : (14 July 2016 - 08:07 PM) mappy, you can go to help desk thread :)
cocommedes : (14 July 2016 - 08:05 PM) Welcome to SFI MaleShawol914, minhostan and mappy :D
mappy : (13 July 2016 - 11:05 PM) Hey guys!!I'm new here and I'm sooo very excited to be a part of the shinee world <3 :* can someone help me with the functioning of the site?? Thankyu :)
e.L Min0912 : (13 July 2016 - 04:38 PM) I'm so busy with life until I missed all important news ㅠ___ㅠ
minhostan : (13 July 2016 - 05:09 AM) hi, i'm new ^_^
MaleShawol914 : (13 July 2016 - 04:19 AM) How i wish that this shoutbox be active
debsayys : (12 July 2016 - 01:52 AM) Thanks to all the members that are still here, greeting new Shawols :)
debsayys : (12 July 2016 - 01:52 AM) I was bored at work and came here out of boredom and dem feels are flooding back bcos I didn't realize how much I miss SFI :( :( :(
Lizsshi : (10 July 2016 - 09:46 AM) Welcome to SFI!!!~
NaStya : (10 July 2016 - 08:49 AM) welcome to SHINee World~
MaleShawol914 : (10 July 2016 - 03:31 AM) HIII
MaleShawol914 : (10 July 2016 - 03:05 AM) Hi guys! Im new here
Lizsshi : (09 July 2016 - 04:54 AM) Taem's MV is a whole new level of newborn fairies. LOL So awesome!!!
Yeanyeags : (09 July 2016 - 04:17 AM) :lol: :lol:
MaleShawol914 : (07 July 2016 - 03:43 PM) Hi guys!
theroyalsprout : (07 July 2016 - 05:32 AM) Yesss I did :D it was so good *u*
Yeanyeags : (06 July 2016 - 04:33 AM) have you watched taemin's new mv?!
adenasalsa : (04 July 2016 - 06:02 AM) thanks! :D
Yeanyeags : (04 July 2016 - 05:40 AM) hope you have fun in here! welcome to sfi!!
adenasalsa : (04 July 2016 - 05:32 AM) hello guys im new here n_n
ot_5hinee : (03 July 2016 - 06:49 PM) hello!
Yeanyeags : (03 July 2016 - 07:37 AM) :lol: :lol: :lol:
leejinkiforever : (03 July 2016 - 06:50 AM) hihi^^
Lizsshi : (03 July 2016 - 05:37 AM) Hi everybody!~
Yeanyeags : (02 July 2016 - 09:45 PM) hello
world15 : (30 June 2016 - 02:07 PM) i am happy u cameback!
iLoveONEWoppa : (30 June 2016 - 02:50 AM) after 4 years! i remembered my password here.. *cries*
Lizsshi : (29 June 2016 - 03:33 PM) LMAO Have you watched the recent Taemin interview?? LOL
Yeanyeags : (29 June 2016 - 02:28 AM) hi
Lasco92 : (25 June 2016 - 04:17 PM) I got my SHINee DVD today~~ Will watch it after eid! Hehe so excited
whysohard__ : (25 June 2016 - 03:45 PM) do you know where can I find shinee japan activities eng sub? Or there is none?