Method for searching by state
I'm sure this has to have come up before, but what can we do to create a method by which those who are looking for items for sale in their state can find them? The search engine is incredibly frustrating because it doesn't allow search words of 2 characters. This is understandable but it should be able to allow one to use quotation marks to form a 3 or more character string, i.e. " NC" that would not be a performance hit. It's also very frustrating when you are trying to search for a term like "45 Super". I can't understand why it won't let you form a string with quotation marks instead of it arbitrarily taking everything between spaces as a separate search word. Anyway I doubt Eric and company have any control over this as it's a feature of the forum software but I sure would be complaining about it to the sw creator.
As an alternative, is there possibly a way to use a script that will force someone to pick a state and imbed a string into their post (possibly the full state name or even "North C." for instance) which could then be used with the search engine?
What about having separate subforums in Firearms Listings for each state, in which each new post is immediately and automatically copied (similar to what currently happens when a thread is "moved") to an all inclusive main Firearms Listings forum like the current one. The "New Thread" button would be disabled in the main forum. People could browse the entire list and reply there just like they do now but they would have to initially create their "for sale" post in the sub forum for their state. This would make it so much easier for people to locate what is in their state. It is so difficult to do this now its not worth the trouble.
Thanks for any consideration!
The combustion of fuel being necessary for heating and cooking in the home, the right of the people to keep fire extinguishers shall not be infringed. - Alternate structural interpretation of the 2A (to protect the people from the state militia).
Last edited by G26man; 01-01-2007 at 12:50..