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    Gyrator53 [sign in to see picture]
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    I think there are a number of ways this whole thing could be helped. The search engine inside LH forum is not up to the job. When all this blew up on a previous occasion there was mention of an improved search engine being worked on but it has never appeared. By far the best way to find something is actually to open a new tab and use google's advanced search capabilities to do a site-specific search for the phrase inside a specific time-frame etc. though the very long threads the LH way of doing things creates makes even google struggle. It is possible to invoke a google search from within your site and this would probably be the least effort for your IT dept. for the biggest gain.

    Creating separate sections for certain popular topics might help. Pegging is a case in point. Some of us (me!) are happy to discuss it ad nauseum but I'm sure others are already totally sick of the topic.

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    MysticalMayhem wrote:

    Oh, and a note on disagreements....

    If anyone remembers MrsMcX, oh my gosh, her and I had sooo many arguments, we clashed like nobody's business!! But, I'd love to see her back on the forums!!

    Same with PinkAnimal, Young&Fun95 and a few others. We've all had our misunderstandings but we all put it behind us and move on. Oh, and Ikey, where's he these days? I'm just plucking out names I remember from having a little tiff or two with, or disagreement, or someone I know has, but they are all lovely people.

    People come and go for a variety of reasons. It would be great if everyone stayed, but some people just, you know, move on.

    I agree . I have had minor run ins and misunderstandings with Lovebirds, however nothing to serious but I accept she is entitled to her opinion as I am mine. I hasten to add I don't regard Lovebirds on any of the current posters as the buliies as I refered to in my post . These posters are nothing to do with the Ozz or Brum guy threads but to a thread of which I was attacked on earlier in the year. The thread was removed by the mods.My first post on here hints at that .

    Ok I don't always agree with Lovebirds but I still respect her and regard her as a friend and a very intelligent person with her heart in the right place .

    Time to move on and I hope we are all still friends .

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    Gyrator53 wrote:

    ... By far the best way to find something is actually to open a new tab and use google's advanced search capabilities to do a site-specific search for the phrase inside a specific time-frame etc. though the very long threads the LH way of doing things creates makes even google struggle. ...

    Thanks a lot for this tip! Took me a few minutes to find the advanced Google search but I think it will be worth it.

    For I don't understand the LH search function either. Is there any way to get it to search for a string: like "porn for women" - I want all three words in this order? What I get is 6029 threads, the first of which is "Newbie initiation test"...

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    Gyrator53 [sign in to see picture]
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    Hi Tala - I have not found any way to do an exact phrase search using the LH search. I tried the usual things of putting the sting in single or double quotes with and without a + between the words but nothing seemed to help. The more words you add the more hits so I think its doing a logical OR on the results for each word in your string.

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    Ive always been curious why starting a new thread is such a bad thing? I can understand that starting a new one on the same subject as a recent and active thread clutters things up and is confusing but when its a thread thats months or years old does it really matter?

    Im not meaning to argue over this I was just genuinely interested about why this is seen as being so bad by some people?

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    Dali256 wrote:

    Ive always been curious why starting a new thread is such a bad thing? I can understand that starting a new one on the same subject as a recent and active thread clutters things up and is confusing but when its a thread thats months or years old does it really matter?

    Im not meaning to argue over this I was just genuinely interested about why this is seen as being so bad by some people?

    It actually states in the rules that you should not make a new thread if there is a 'recent' thread, so yeah I dont think we have to dredge up old threads. Although it may be helpful for them to specify it a little, to like within a month or something.:)

    I think older members tend to be the ones reminding everyone probably because they've been here long enough to see the same discussion play out over and over again, and its boring/frustrating for them? :) x

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    Echo32B wrote:

    I think older members tend to be the ones reminding everyone probably because they've been here long enough to see the same discussion play out over and over again, and its boring/frustrating for them? :) x

    I guess that's it though I find, even having been here for about 8 years, that the discussions on old topics throw up new ideas and I often find that my opinion on stuff has changed from what I wrote years ago so a new thread gives even us old-stagers the chance to re-visit things in a new light.

    Also, if a thread title does not interest you you can just skip it. It's no big problem. From my point of view it's more important that the OP gives the thread an accurate title than anything else.

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    I must have missed something last week

    Hopefully everyone is okay

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    Dali256 wrote:

    Ive always been curious why starting a new thread is such a bad thing? I can understand that starting a new one on the same subject as a recent and active thread clutters things up and is confusing but when its a thread thats months or years old does it really matter?

    Im not meaning to argue over this I was just genuinely interested about why this is seen as being so bad by some people?

    Actually, I'm beginning to think that it would be a good thing to start a new thread instead of reviving an old one - maybe the forum rules should be amended. It would avoid such absurd situations as with this thread: http://www.lovehoney.co.uk/community/forums/sex-toys/662841-wands-this-might-sound-cheap-stingey-btw/ where somebody posted a question over two years ago, somebody else resurrected the thread yesterday because it vaguely fit what they had to say and asked a new question - and now there's plenty of answers for the OP...

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    Jess, I have a question, I'm not sure if it's on topic but it's regarding threads and the rules :)

    Would I be allowed to start up a thread for crafty people and have it as a place we can talk crafting and links to our selling pages? (As long as we don't sell products that would compete with yours obviously) or have links to imgur photos of things we've made? I know foxxy is rather crafty and Frozen Angel is awesome at crochet and I am a jewellery crafter.

    Just wondered if it would be OK and not encroach on the rules at all. :)

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    Oh I'd like to know this as well, I'm a knitter so I'd love somewhere to share my creations and chat about it (although I don't sell any of my stuff) :)

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    *bump*

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    Talia [sign in to see picture]
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    You'll probably have to report your post to make sure somebody from Lovehoney sees it.

    But aren't there better-organized forums for crafters in general or jewellery makers in particular?

    I know that there's Ravelry for everything fibre-related, with emphasis on knitting - do you know it, Boogaloo?

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    Hey y'all!

    Just wanted to drop in to say I'm aware that you have a few more questions, and as soon as I get a mo I'll nip in to reply in full :)

    I haven't forgotten about you! 

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    MysticalMayhem [sign in to see picture]
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    That's fine Jess, take your time, you're busy enough as it is!

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    Talia wrote:

    You'll probably have to report your post to make sure somebody from Lovehoney sees it.

    But aren't there better-organized forums for crafters in general or jewellery makers in particular?

    I know that there's Ravelry for everything fibre-related, with emphasis on knitting - do you know it, Boogaloo?

    I believe there are better forums for that sort of thing out there yes.

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    Ozz wrote:

    Talia wrote:

    You'll probably have to report your post to make sure somebody from Lovehoney sees it.

    But aren't there better-organized forums for crafters in general or jewellery makers in particular?

    I know that there's Ravelry for everything fibre-related, with emphasis on knitting - do you know it, Boogaloo?

    I believe there are better forums for that sort of thing out there yes.

    Theres no harm in it being here though. Not all the topics here are about sex toys! A little bit of variety does us all good.

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