New Search Option Suggestion

Discussion in 'Site Support & News' started by wuher da brewer, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. wuher da brewer

    wuher da brewer Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    Is it at all possible to create a means of searching by member images? Right now, we're capable of searching by member topics and member posts. Sometimes, I know so-and-so posted an image that could be of use to a particular build I'm doing. Looking through several dozen topics/posts for an image isn't always easy. Just thought I'd inquire as to the possibility. Thanks.
  2. rocketeer25

    rocketeer25 Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    I'm not sure how we would do that currently. Members can host pics anywhere, and can name the pics anything they want. I'm not sure how to setup a search when those properties are random.

    Of course, if you know what member posted the pic, you can always search for their posts... that would narrow it down some.

    Maybe someone else will have an idea?
  3. exoray

    exoray Master Member

    Trophy Points:
    [<div class='quotetop'>(rocketeer25 @ Jun 13 2006, 01:12 PM) [snapback]1261136[/snapback]</div>
    Simple you search for the one thing that isn't random in a posted image, the [img] and [/img] tag in the BODY of the message...
    Just use the normal Invision search script as it will actually do this, but is blocked from doing this specific search in the existing code by the authors of the script...  Tweak the existing code by removing the block to allow [img] and [/img] searches, just be warned that the results would be huge and very unorganized...
    I don't have access to a current Invision script set on the machine I'm using right now, but I'm sure the search block isn't too hard to find in the scripts...

Share This Page