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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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Pollychrome : (15 April 2014 - 06:25 PM) I just keep refreshing SM's YT page. If this isn't up by the time I wake up tomorrow, I'm going to cry more than Tao does on any given day of the week lol
Pollychrome : (15 April 2014 - 06:25 PM) aaagh it's so painfulllll
Kinivi : (15 April 2014 - 06:17 PM) LOL nado!
Pollychrome : (15 April 2014 - 06:09 PM) I'm just trying to be a loyal fan and wait foe the official SM upload...SM..why must you make me wait for this
Pollychrome : (15 April 2014 - 06:08 PM) I'm about to die because I haven't watched/listened to the full ver. of Overdose. Some people have uploaded the vid, but it's not in HD. And I refuse to watch their showcase until I see the video
Key`sLocket : (15 April 2014 - 05:31 PM) nite everyone! ~
Key`sLocket : (15 April 2014 - 05:29 PM) hi! neh, live perf!
Kinivi : (15 April 2014 - 05:18 PM) is it out on YT?
Kinivi : (15 April 2014 - 05:18 PM) LOL
Kinivi : (15 April 2014 - 05:17 PM) oh? really?
Key`sLocket : (15 April 2014 - 05:05 PM) OMG, EXO`s overdose is really AWESOME!!! neh, like it!!! :D
Kinivi : (15 April 2014 - 04:43 PM) sbox pls be alive!!!!
Kinivi : (15 April 2014 - 04:43 PM) i can still see my shout last monday!! >_<
Kinivi : (15 April 2014 - 04:43 PM) *pokes*
Pollychrome : (15 April 2014 - 02:39 PM) HALLIRAAAAAYYYEEEEEEEE [ZOMBIE MODE]
Pollychrome : (15 April 2014 - 02:39 PM) HALLIRAYEEE!!
Luz2MinKey : (15 April 2014 - 02:01 PM) Hi!
Key`sLocket : (15 April 2014 - 09:41 AM) u? *
Key`sLocket : (15 April 2014 - 09:41 AM) keke, I`m fine now.~
Jayden09 : (15 April 2014 - 09:35 AM) Alee! *runs and squishes you* missed you :)
Key`sLocket : (15 April 2014 - 07:38 AM) I`m baaaaaaack!!!!! hello everybody!!!! BUT STILL TALK TO YA LATER!!! :)
Choi Hana. : (15 April 2014 - 07:08 AM) Bananabananana~potatonanabananana~
KawaiiBummie : (15 April 2014 - 06:42 AM) Key is so hot! :D
JKKim_97 : (15 April 2014 - 05:14 AM) hello :)
StrawberrySh... : (15 April 2014 - 04:49 AM) brooosephs
Ms. Shekinah : (15 April 2014 - 04:37 AM) :ninja:
Kinivi : (15 April 2014 - 02:17 AM) hello!
KawaiiBummie : (15 April 2014 - 02:07 AM) HiHi guys :D
Kinivi : (15 April 2014 - 12:15 AM) *pokes*
Abigail18 : (14 April 2014 - 10:27 PM) sbox needs CPR
Pollychrome : (14 April 2014 - 04:00 PM) or rather, "nu-ga?" since I'd like to know specifically who you're addressing out of the people here
Pollychrome : (14 April 2014 - 03:58 PM) nugu?
tragicpiano : (14 April 2014 - 03:55 PM) Dongsaeng?
Choi Hana. : (14 April 2014 - 02:47 PM) I like ittt 'o' ~ Minhohohoho xDD
Pollychrome : (14 April 2014 - 01:25 PM) Minhohohohohoh
Pollychrome : (14 April 2014 - 01:24 PM) lolll what's up
StrawberrySh... : (14 April 2014 - 01:12 PM) Minho?
ChoiAffley : (14 April 2014 - 01:02 PM) lmao Polly!!!
Pollychrome : (14 April 2014 - 12:35 PM) hahahahakekekekehuhuhuhuhHOHOHOHOHMINHOOOOHOHOHO
Kinivi : (14 April 2014 - 08:03 AM) Goodnight everybody :D
Ms. Shekinah : (14 April 2014 - 07:09 AM) you said that twice unnie xD
Kinivi : (14 April 2014 - 07:07 AM) waaahaha! not sleepy yet!
Ms. Shekinah : (14 April 2014 - 07:06 AM) Dan dan dan dalandan unnie. You should sleep also :P
Kinivi : (14 April 2014 - 07:05 AM) LOL just kidding!
Ms. Shekinah : (14 April 2014 - 07:04 AM) ohh hahahaha okay okay :) It's okay
Choi Hana. : (14 April 2014 - 07:03 AM) I'm a cave shawol, I'm not active with social networks :<
Ms. Shekinah : (14 April 2014 - 07:02 AM) I wont
Ms. Shekinah : (14 April 2014 - 07:02 AM) Daaan unnie! :(
Kinivi : (14 April 2014 - 07:01 AM) nope!
Kinivi : (14 April 2014 - 07:01 AM) shiki, Go to sleep! XD