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    Searching within categories

    Hey there, Moddies!

    I've kinda always had trouble with the Search tool. Like, say I wanted a chaptered J/L (for a change), I'll choose 'Advanced Search', go 'Romance' and '10,000' - '100,000'. Then, for the Search Term, I put in 'James Lily', and submit. Then?

    No results found.

    So, anyway, I was wondering whether it would be possible to have a search feature within each category, rather than a main one (because that never, ever turns up with what I'm looking for, for some reason).

    I know there's already a search thing in categories with Warnings, Complete, and Alphabatical, but that doesn't really give me what I'm looking for, y'know?

    Annie.

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    I completely agree! I always have trouble finding specific pairings in the other pairings category and the search thing never works for me.

    If it's not possible then one thing I find useful is how the Same Sex Pairings category has sub categorys where you can filter by Harry/Draco and Remus/Sirius etc. Would it be possible to include more of this sort of thing?

    And maybe a lenght filter in categorys like James/Lily and Ron/Hermione


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    Quote Originally Posted by Annie
    I've kinda always had trouble with the Search tool. Like, say I wanted a chaptered J/L (for a change), I'll choose 'Advanced Search', go 'Romance' and '10,000' - '100,000'. Then, for the Search Term, I put in 'James Lily', and submit. Then?

    No results found.
    Just so I am clear on this, you are wanting a tool on the archives that allows for you to search by length of chapters/stories within each category?

    OR

    Are you wishing for a way to be directed to stories which are *either* chaptered, WIP or one shots?

    Just checking.

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    EDIT: Someone needs to call Luna about these post Nargles. I'm supposed to be under Jess.

    Just so I am clear on this, you are wanting a tool on the archives that allows for you to search by length of chapters/stories within each category?

    OR

    Are you wishing for a way to be directed to stories which are *either* chaptered, WIP or one shots?
    The first one. I was just giving an example that I couldn't really understand the Avanced Search button. So yeah, a way to search stories by length in each category would be wonderful!

    x Annie

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    I think I know what they mean. If one runs the Search function from the Navigation menu and clicks 'Advanced Search', the function hardly ever works.

    For example, I just now ran an Advanced Search for 'James/Lily', 'All' ratings, and 10000 - 100,000 word count (of which there are many, which anyone who has laid eyes on the J/L cat knows), but the search results say 'No Search Results'. It's sort of frustrating because it's nearly impossible to use the advanced search for anything.
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