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Discussion in 'Tips & Resources Collaboration' started by inkahauts, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    Ok, here is the FAQ I did for advanced searches, and then I just realized scott was going to do it. Hopefully you haven't already done one, other wise, maybe we should have a poll to see which to use? :D

    UPDATED 5/18/2012 WITH NEW BOOLEAN OPTIONS
     
  2. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    No poll necessary, your understanding is much better than mine.

    I found a few things that need changing.

    Page 1:
    Title in header needs to be all caps.
    I think Tivo needs to be TiVo in "Is it possible to create keyword...."
    All references to DirecTv need to be DIRECTV (all caps)

    Page 3:
    FRIENDS TTILTE (spelling) TTITLE
    (this will include both NCSI and NCSI: Loas Angeles, etc) spelling

    Is it possible to make page 4 start at the "What are some basic tips to keep....." without adding a page? It may look nicer starting with a topic question

    Overall this is a great job, I couldn't have done it any better.

    Thank You!
     
  3. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    Fixed those few things, and manipulated the spacing a bit.

    Let me know what you guys think, and if I should add anything else or if anything doesn't make sense.

    After that, I'll give it one more go over, before I call it final.
     
  4. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    Updated version posted in the first post
     
  5. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    I would say it looks good.
     
  6. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Looks good
     
  7. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    If no one has any other comments on this one, then its ready to go to I think.
     
  8. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    This one is good. I'll get it ready to go.
     
  9. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    I have some new information on the advanced searches so the document we did will need to be updated.

    Any volunteers?
     
  10. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    Grammar

    [[{AANY/AALL}] <tokens> [{NNOT} <tokens>] [TTITLE|NNAME|CCAT|AABOUT]
    [{CCHANS} <number> [<number>]]]

    Boolean Logic

    AALL (boolean AND operator) all the following words must be contained within search results
    AANY (boolean OR operator) at least one of the following words must be contained within results
    NNOT (boolean NOT operator) exclude programs that contain any of the following words in results

    Scope Filters

    TTITLE Limits the search to the Title field of the Programs
    NNAME Limits the search to the Name field (e.g. Actors, Director) of the programs
    CCAT (NEW) Limits the search to programs in the specified category
    AABOUT (NEW) Limits the search to the Info/description text of programs
    CCHANS (Note, not CHANN)Limits the search to programs on specified channel (one number) or range (two numbers)

    Sample Queries

    AALL racing car NNOT nascar
    Finds all shows containing “car” and “racing,” but excludes the show if “nascar” appears

    AALL hanks tom NNOT vinci
    Finds all tom hanks movies/shows but excludes if the word “vinci” appears (e.g. da vinci code)

    AALL hanks tom NNAME
    Finds all tom hanks programs where he is an actor

    AALL hdtv football
    Finds all high definition football programs (search includes category -“HDTV” is same as “High-Def”)

    AANY usc ucla NNOT football
    Finds all usc and ucla events/shows, but excludes football events

    oakland raiders NNOT miami
    Finds exact match for “oakland raiders” but excludes if “miami” appears (e.g. Miami Dolphins)

    AANY lakers clippers CCHANS 700 730
    Finds all games with the Lakers or Clippers on only channels 700 through 730

    AANY lakers clippers CCHANS 710
    Finds all games with the Lakers or Clippers on only channel 710
     
  11. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    A little more info:

    The rules for CCHANS reads as one number or two numbers, if two numbers are used it is considered a range.
     
  12. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    Ok, I have updated the faqs!
     
  13. Go Beavs

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    Looks pretty good. I did find one typo on page 4.
    CCHAN should be CCHANS.

    Otherwise, good job!
     
  14. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    Nice job, Jeff. Just a thought. In this section you might want to provide some examples, because this is a very handy feature, IMHO. You can save a lot of typing with it.
    E.g: how I me, all by itself, will match How I Met Your Mother. Similarly, all you need to type is bang t, if you want to match The Big Bang Theory.




    PS: I found a couple of more typos in the examples on page 4: comdey, dinasouras. Also another CCHAN on page 5.
     
  15. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    All right, ill hit those things this afternoon after the kings game. :)
     
  16. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    I am still seeing the document that needs to be corrected, is it a cache thing or have you just not been able to get to it.

    So do the new changes make this better, worse or the same. I keep telling myself to use these for certain programs but just never get around to it.
     
  17. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    It was last updated on 5/4
     
  18. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    Dang it! I just remembered! Tomorrow!

    And it adds a couple more things one of which os really nice. I keep thinking someday they will use this logic in a simple death wizard for ease of use for everyone.
     
  19. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    Well, I finally remembered! Updated again!
     
  20. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    Jeff, Great job! On this page, my suggested changes are in red:

    Here is an example of an advanced search that will pick movies that are considered both comedies and dramas and are not PPV.
    AALL COMEDY DRAMA NNOT PPV CCAT & Movie
    Here is an example of an advanced search that will pick up movies that are considered comedies OR romance OR musical OR drama and are on channel 501 thru 510
    AANY COMEDY ROMANCE MUSICAL DRAMA CCHANS 501 510 & Movies
    Here is an example of an advanced search that will pick up any show that has dinosaurs in the info/description of the show.
    DINOSAURS AABOUT

    What if I don’t use AANY or AALL in one of my searches?

    When you don’t use either of those modifiers at the start of a search string, then whatever words you use must be in the title or program description etc, in the exact order in which you entered them. Partial words are allowed. E.g., BANG T will find the show Big Bang Theory.
     

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