At the home page a user can "Set the Site Filter". Great. To clarify, I am talking about the Tag filter. The problem is that when I search, I am presented with all items that contain my search string, but, my "Site Filter" setting does not appear to be respected. I get WAY too many replies.
And once not on the home page I can't set the Tag filter to a different choice. Is there some other setting to activate my filter settings. Is there any help for this feature. I can't find even that.
I realy like this website, but without the site filter, or at least with incorrect usage, the site is frustrating to use.
The filter you refer to affects only the Home Page: specifically it filters the Articles in the list immediately below it.
You can do a filtered search by looking under the "Articles" menu, then "Search". On that page, you can select "Tags" from the "Match" drop down.
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Thanks for your reply. However, that functionality is not well thought out. When I am in articles and I search for say "downloader", I get over 3742 results, but most of them not for "android", regardless of my "Site Filter".
If I then select "Tags" as Match I get zero. That tells me that the filter does not recognize "Android", but in fact is looking for the tag "downloader".
If I then change the search to "android" I get 181 replies, but mostly other than "downloader. So there is the run-around.
If I then change the search string to "downloader tag: android", I get 3767, now all for android and related to downloader. Perfect.
So what's the point of the "site filter" or the "Match" function when I have to use a boolean to really get what I am looking for.
Sorry, but this gets me back to my first line, "functionality not well thought out". I suggest am rethink on the purpose of those 2 functions and in particular what the inputs actually may consist of. Or get rid of the 2 functions and let the boolean do the work (it works really well, and the data is there. And it is good).
There have been a number of questions from mostly new members about being flagged as spammers. It may be useful to create an explanation page which users can look at to get clarification about these issues and which could be linked to when answering their questions.
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell
Can you show me an example? Or describe a scenario? I want to make sure we're talking about members getting marked as spammers incorrectly, not questions being reported too quickly and too aggressively and getting closed.