Searching Campaign Forums

SkidAce
SkidAce
edited October 2013 in General Archive
Is there a way?

Since we use the forums as the ongoing play, before editing and posting as an ADventure Log, we often need to find info.

And paging backwards is...tedious.

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  • Thorvaldr
    Thorvaldr
    Posts: 141
    Within Obsidian Portal? Not to my knowledge. However, Google is of -great- use here. Use the following format:

    site:www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/(YOUR CAMPAIGN HERE)/campaign_forum_topics OR site:http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/(YOUR CAMPAIGN HERE)/campaign_forums (YOUR SEARCH TERM HERE, after the space.)

    Now, in "theory,":https://support.google.com/customsearch/answer/71826?hl=en you should be able to simply wildcard search like this: site:www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/(YOUR CAMPAIGN HERE)/*forum ...but that wasn't working for me just now. The above, although annoyingly longer, seems to work.

    So, let's say I wanted to search my forums for anything mentioning the town of Healwud. I would search the following:

    "site:www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/tyellador/campaign_forum_topics OR site:http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/tyellador/campaign_forums Healwud":https://www.google.com/#q=site%3Awww.obsidianportal.com%2Fcampaigns%2Ftyellador%2Fcampaign_forum_topics+OR+site%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.obsidianportal.com%2Fcampaigns%2Ftyellador%2Fcampaign_forums+Healwud

    And Google brings up all of the threads/topics that the word "Healwud" has appeared in.

    -Thorvaldr
    DM of "Tyellador":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/tyellador
  • SkidAce
    SkidAce
    Posts: 830
    It works! Thanks again.

    I made a bookmark so all I have to do is change the search term.

    Sweet.
  • Thorvaldr
    Thorvaldr
    Posts: 141
    And that's the smart way to do it! Glad I could help.

    -Thorvaldr
    DM of "Tyellador":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/tyellador
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