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In the public part of the forum, searching for strings is already possible. I think it would be useful if we also could search the private message folders. Sometimes, I know that I've already discussed a topic with somebody -- but can't remember with whom or when that discussion was. Perhaps that particular point was discussed in a message with a completely unrelated subject: Good luck finding the one particular message in that case! A fulltext search through all messages in a folder or even all messages in all folders could save quite some time and frustration. So I'd really appreciate if this could get implemented. :-)
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I just noticed that there is an export to csv button at the bottom of the private inbox. So you can at least search one page (20 messages?) at a time.
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eradicator wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:46 am
I just noticed that there is an export to csv button at the bottom of the private inbox. So you can at least search one page (20 messages?) at a time.
I've got 25 messages per page. Apart from that, there's the problem of having to open an external program, you can't directly jump to a particular post in the forum. Also, the forum allows you to store 5000 messages (200 pages!) per folder. (Take that with a grain of salt -- it seemed to be that way last time I checked, but perhaps that's a misunderstanding and 5000 messages is the total amount per user.) Only few people will have that many messages, but even if you had just 5 pages, it would be tedious to export them all for searching.
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Pi-C wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:07 pm
it would be tedious to export them all for searching.
Didn't say it wasn't. But it's still 25 times better than clicking every single message ;).
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