Community>Search: Some ideas to aid in more narrow search returns.

  • I'm wondering if it would be helpful if we, as community members, could come up with some naming conventions for posting techniques to help refine and narrow searches.

    Key words in titles would seem to me to be a good place to start.  Most of our searches have to do with a specific feature or proposed feature.  To test this concept I am going to start listing the feature I'm addressing at the very beginning of my new threads followed by the ">" symbol.   The next word would be a qualifier followed by a ":" and the rest of the title.  Here are some samples.



    TimeLine>Item Placement:

    Morphing>Color SVG:

    Morphing>Black on solids:

    Memory>How to determine:

    Memory>Zoom Percentage:

    Memory>SVG Optimizing:

    The ">" character would then be an aid in reducing the hits as we search for "Memory>" rather than simply "memory" which might yield far too many hits to be helpful.  Combining "Drawing>" with "Bug:" or "Drawing>Bug:" as search terms would narrow the results to simply known drawing bugs.

    I'm going to try it for at least a while to see if it turns out to be helpful at all.

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