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Will there be searches under the NFA and other selling forums?

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New to updated site but wondering if I missed it or there will be a way to search within NFA ,Semi or Parts for sale forums?

 

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I also think being able to search under each board will be helpful!

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In the top grey menu bar, to the far right is a search area.  

If you click the left hand side of search function, you can tell it "This forum", or you can select other parts of the site.

Hope that helps.

 

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Andy, thanks for posting that Additional information up. I have just been using the "basic search" and filtering it from there. The Advanced search feature will help do that for me, I just never bothered to check out the extra feature!


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Yes, this software has powerful search tools.  It's just a matter of becoming familiar with their use.

David Albert

dalbert@sturmgewehr.com


National Rifle Association
Past President, The American Thompson Association
American Society of Arms Collectors
Ohio Gun Collectors Association
Thompson Collectors Association
Carbine Club
Garand Collectors Association
International Ammunition Association
Contributing Writer, Small Arms Review Magazine
Co-Author, "Thompson Manuals, Catalogs, & Other Paper Items" Collector Guide
One of the "Other Authors" of "The Ultimate Thompson Book," by Tracie L. Hill
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thanks for the info, look forward to using this

Matt

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after playing with a bit it sure would be nicer to just have a dedicated search bubble in the forum area that doesn't need 4 clicks to get to the point of searching the forum your in. and a simple back button at search results. just sayin.....

Matt

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4 hours ago, Heimyguy said:

after playing with a bit it sure would be nicer to just have a dedicated search bubble in the forum area that doesn't need 4 clicks to get to the point of searching the forum your in. and a simple back button at search results. just sayin.....

Matt

Matt,

The bubble you are looking for is present within each board.  To only search the board you are on, click within the search field, and a selection list will appear to the left.  Just scroll down and select "This Forum."  Here's a screen shot:

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David Albert

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National Rifle Association
Past President, The American Thompson Association
American Society of Arms Collectors
Ohio Gun Collectors Association
Thompson Collectors Association
Carbine Club
Garand Collectors Association
International Ammunition Association
Contributing Writer, Small Arms Review Magazine
Co-Author, "Thompson Manuals, Catalogs, & Other Paper Items" Collector Guide
One of the "Other Authors" of "The Ultimate Thompson Book," by Tracie L. Hill
Eagle Scout, and Member of NESA

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I've tried several searches and received no results.  Is there a trick to searching now?  For instance, If I search in the NFA Market Board for 'AC556' I get several results.  However if I search for 'M11' or 'M11/9' I get zero results.  Both of those search terms are clearly listed in titles on the current page I am searching, I just can't get the search engine to display those results.

Any tips for a newbie trying to figure things out?


Todd M. Behringer

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Fax: (262) 538-4937

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Buying Machinegun Collections of ALL Sizes.

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Todd,

What I've found with this type of board software is that a minimum of 4 alphanumeric characters are necessary to perform a search.  It won't provide results for less than that.

For instance, if you search for "AR15" it produces many results.  

If you search for "M11" it will not produce any results, even though you can see an M11 posted on the same page.

It does not like non-alphanumeric characters, such as  the "/" in "M11/9," so it doesn't return a result.

The reason for all this is optimization, and flood control.  If someone is searching for every post that has the word "the" in it, it will take a lot of resources to return the results, particularly when more content has been posted, so the software has some built in features that prevent it from "overheating," so to speak.

David Albert

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National Rifle Association
Past President, The American Thompson Association
American Society of Arms Collectors
Ohio Gun Collectors Association
Thompson Collectors Association
Carbine Club
Garand Collectors Association
International Ammunition Association
Contributing Writer, Small Arms Review Magazine
Co-Author, "Thompson Manuals, Catalogs, & Other Paper Items" Collector Guide
One of the "Other Authors" of "The Ultimate Thompson Book," by Tracie L. Hill
Eagle Scout, and Member of NESA

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David-

Thanks for the reply.  That info makes sense, but it also appears to creates a potential gap in the search capabilities.  

Many items listed are commonly referred to with 3 characters that, based on your explanation, can no longer be identified via the search function.  For instance, M10, M11, MAC, MP5, UZI, M60, 249, M16, SP1, SBR, SBS, AOW, SWD, M50, DLO, STG are but a few that are commonly searched for in the NFA Forum.  

Will those posing be instructed to use new key words that are 4+ characters so they can be searched, if so, will those items be standardized to make things easier for those browsing the forums?  For instance, instead of M10 use MAC10 or instead of MP5 use HKMP5.  This would work in some instances, but not all.

I apologize for all the questions, but I'm new and am trying to figure out how to effectively buy and sell in the new format.

Thanks again!

 


Todd M. Behringer

BTK Firearms 

Phone: (262) 366.8562

Fax: (262) 538-4937

FFL@btkfirearms.com

FFL/SOT Since 2008

Buying Machinegun Collections of ALL Sizes.

Member: NRA, NSSF, NFATCA

www.btkfirearms.com

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1 hour ago, BTK Firearms said:

David-

Thanks for the reply.  That info makes sense, but it also appears to creates a potential gap in the search capabilities.  

Many items listed are commonly referred to with 3 characters that, based on your explanation, can no longer be identified via the search function.  For instance, M10, M11, MAC, MP5, UZI, M60, 249, M16, SP1, SBR, SBS, AOW, SWD, M50, DLO, STG are but a few that are commonly searched for in the NFA Forum.  

Will those posing be instructed to use new key words that are 4+ characters so they can be searched, if so, will those items be standardized to make things easier for those browsing the forums?  For instance, instead of M10 use MAC10 or instead of MP5 use HKMP5.  This would work in some instances, but not all.

I apologize for all the questions, but I'm new and am trying to figure out how to effectively buy and sell in the new format.

Thanks again!

 

BTK Firearms,

It's built into the software, and I can't change it.  I tried it on Machinegunboards.com, mostly for searching 3-digit Thompson serial numbers.  It just doesn't work, because of the intensity of the search, and the software is built to protect itself.

No, we will not be making anyone change their 3 character items to 4 character to enable a search.  You will need to perform a visual search to find them.

David Albert

dalbert@sturmgewehr.com


National Rifle Association
Past President, The American Thompson Association
American Society of Arms Collectors
Ohio Gun Collectors Association
Thompson Collectors Association
Carbine Club
Garand Collectors Association
International Ammunition Association
Contributing Writer, Small Arms Review Magazine
Co-Author, "Thompson Manuals, Catalogs, & Other Paper Items" Collector Guide
One of the "Other Authors" of "The Ultimate Thompson Book," by Tracie L. Hill
Eagle Scout, and Member of NESA

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2 hours ago, BTK Firearms said:

David-

Thanks for the reply.  That info makes sense, but it also appears to creates a potential gap in the search capabilities.  

Many items listed are commonly referred to with 3 characters that, based on your explanation, can no longer be identified via the search function.  For instance, M10, M11, MAC, MP5, UZI, M60, 249, M16, SP1, SBR, SBS, AOW, SWD, M50, DLO, STG are but a few that are commonly searched for in the NFA Forum.  

Will those posing be instructed to use new key words that are 4+ characters so they can be searched, if so, will those items be standardized to make things easier for those browsing the forums?  For instance, instead of M10 use MAC10 or instead of MP5 use HKMP5.  This would work in some instances, but not all.

I apologize for all the questions, but I'm new and am trying to figure out how to effectively buy and sell in the new format.

Thanks again!

 

Hi, here's how to handle three character searches like MP5 or M10:  Add the "wild card" asterisk character after your search term.  For example, MP5* or M10*.  What this does, in the case of the MP5 search, is return anything with MP5 and MP5 plus any additional follow on letters or numbers,  such as MP5K or MP5N.  This will solve your problem.

Giovanni 

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1 minute ago, wcbrowning said:

Hi, here's how to handle three character searches like MP5 or M10:  Add the "wild card" asterisk character after your search term.  For example, MP5* or M10*.  What this does, in the case of the MP5 search, is return anything with MP5 and MP5 plus any additional follow on letters or numbers,  such as MP5K or MP5N.  This will solve your problem.

Giovanni 

Giovanni-

 

THANKS for this clarification!!!  I was under the impression based on David's comments above that Alpha Numeric characters were the only option so I did not consider an asterisk as a valid character.  This appears to resolve my concern with the search functionality.

Thanks again,

-Todd


Todd M. Behringer

BTK Firearms 

Phone: (262) 366.8562

Fax: (262) 538-4937

FFL@btkfirearms.com

FFL/SOT Since 2008

Buying Machinegun Collections of ALL Sizes.

Member: NRA, NSSF, NFATCA

www.btkfirearms.com

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2 hours ago, wcbrowning said:

Hi, here's how to handle three character searches like MP5 or M10:  Add the "wild card" asterisk character after your search term.  For example, MP5* or M10*.  What this does, in the case of the MP5 search, is return anything with MP5 and MP5 plus any additional follow on letters or numbers,  such as MP5K or MP5N.  This will solve your problem.

Giovanni 

Giovanni,

Thanks for this info.  I didn't know that.  

David


National Rifle Association
Past President, The American Thompson Association
American Society of Arms Collectors
Ohio Gun Collectors Association
Thompson Collectors Association
Carbine Club
Garand Collectors Association
International Ammunition Association
Contributing Writer, Small Arms Review Magazine
Co-Author, "Thompson Manuals, Catalogs, & Other Paper Items" Collector Guide
One of the "Other Authors" of "The Ultimate Thompson Book," by Tracie L. Hill
Eagle Scout, and Member of NESA

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This is super-helpful, I was about to post about the same issue. 

This might make for a good entry in a stickied "quick tips" post, or maybe in your "helpful hints" post.


Brian
Broadsword Arms, 07/02 FFL

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I have updated the helpful hints post with Giovanni's information above.

Thanks Again!

David


National Rifle Association
Past President, The American Thompson Association
American Society of Arms Collectors
Ohio Gun Collectors Association
Thompson Collectors Association
Carbine Club
Garand Collectors Association
International Ammunition Association
Contributing Writer, Small Arms Review Magazine
Co-Author, "Thompson Manuals, Catalogs, & Other Paper Items" Collector Guide
One of the "Other Authors" of "The Ultimate Thompson Book," by Tracie L. Hill
Eagle Scout, and Member of NESA

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