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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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Hanalock : (04 September 2015 - 11:33 AM) pokes
bananatothem... : (04 September 2015 - 09:53 AM) hi everyone
StrawberrySh... : (04 September 2015 - 07:36 AM) oh
marybells : (04 September 2015 - 01:42 AM) anyone here?
marybells : (04 September 2015 - 01:42 AM) a-yo...
OT5Love : (03 September 2015 - 07:06 AM) Hope it works again soon!
OT5Love : (03 September 2015 - 07:06 AM) It was good while it lasted :(
kaylapie34 : (03 September 2015 - 04:26 AM) Good Morning/ afternoon/ night to everyone
Melle :D : (02 September 2015 - 08:01 PM) Mine too! :(
Melle :D : (02 September 2015 - 07:59 PM) What!? :(((((
OT5Love : (01 September 2015 - 09:44 PM) The signature isn't working again T_T
aiden. : (01 September 2015 - 09:31 PM) hi everyone!! (is anyone even here?)
OT5Love : (31 August 2015 - 02:15 PM) ^_^
ShiningMiCha : (31 August 2015 - 12:17 PM) We need to get partying again! XD
ShiningMiCha : (31 August 2015 - 12:17 PM) Yeahhh T_T
OT5Love : (31 August 2015 - 07:37 AM) I think people are here but sometimes don't give a shoutout :( I realized it's been awhile for me so I did it :D HEY EVERYONE!!!
ShiningMiCha : (31 August 2015 - 02:24 AM) I'm not lonely anymore!
ShiningMiCha : (31 August 2015 - 02:24 AM) Yay more people are coming in! :D
OT5Love : (30 August 2015 - 10:09 PM) :)
ozaa1214 : (30 August 2015 - 05:42 PM) hi...hi all...
OT5Love : (30 August 2015 - 05:12 PM) Hi all ^^
ShiningMiCha : (30 August 2015 - 07:22 AM) Hello, hello!!!
Lizsshi : (30 August 2015 - 06:46 AM) Hi!~
ShiningMiCha : (30 August 2015 - 03:58 AM) :D :D :D
Melle :D : (29 August 2015 - 06:24 PM) :D
ShiningMiCha : (29 August 2015 - 09:24 AM) -pokes-
ShiningMiCha : (28 August 2015 - 01:20 PM) -nostalgic moment-
ShiningMiCha : (28 August 2015 - 01:18 PM) And gosh I can't believe it's been five years already
ShiningMiCha : (28 August 2015 - 01:18 PM) So I'm currently playing back all songs from Lucifer
ShiningMiCha : (28 August 2015 - 12:33 PM) Guess it's just me T_T
ShiningMiCha : (28 August 2015 - 12:29 PM) Should I yodel...?
ShiningMiCha : (28 August 2015 - 12:29 PM) Am I the only one around? Helloooooo?
ShiningMiCha : (28 August 2015 - 12:28 PM) -sigh- I miss when this placed used to be crowded T_T
ShiningMiCha : (28 August 2015 - 12:27 PM) Anybody around?
ShiningMiCha : (28 August 2015 - 12:27 PM) Helloooooo?
Chao : (27 August 2015 - 04:26 AM) *swims around SFI*
Chao : (27 August 2015 - 04:20 AM) OMG i've been here for 4 years now??
Chao : (27 August 2015 - 04:19 AM) Look who's backkkk~~
Kinivi : (26 August 2015 - 04:35 AM) :ph34r:
danapanda : (23 August 2015 - 03:36 PM) heyo. no worries guys! Everyone is just busy :)
amatif zbad : (23 August 2015 - 07:51 AM) HeyHeyHeylo! :D
dibidibidis27 : (23 August 2015 - 04:06 AM) hi
MintyBerry : (23 August 2015 - 02:23 AM) :<3:
shiningshinee35 : (22 August 2015 - 06:54 PM) hello, how's SFI doing? It feels so empty though
MMLoveII : (22 August 2015 - 02:48 PM) wooooowww. are there any shawols online?
MMLoveII : (22 August 2015 - 02:48 PM) This used to be the place to be 5 years ago
MMLoveII : (22 August 2015 - 02:48 PM) this turned soo inactivee wooww. I haven't been on this for 2 years
Panda_bear : (21 August 2015 - 06:17 PM) its not collapsing hehe. its just that no one goes to forums anymore just like before. most are on twitter
devinapurwadi : (21 August 2015 - 05:44 PM) wow, none sign in. is our fandom collapsing or what, i'm a bit shocked
whysohard__ : (21 August 2015 - 04:28 AM) hi shawols... I'm really bored now... Can anyone suggest a shinee show for me? (not hello baby cause I had watch it for so many times..)