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Filter by author

Postby bonalymac » Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:06 pm

Help for a newbie please.

I'm trying to create a filter with authors names. As far as I can see from reading the help files, the best way is to do something like

John Smith | Jane Jones | Alex Johnson

etc

Is there a limit to the number of characters I can use?
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Re: Filter by author

Postby Quade » Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:21 pm

It has to be a valid regular expression.

"John.*Smith | Jane.*Jones | Alex.*Johnson"

You could also just add multiple poster accept/reject filters. One per line.

There is some upper limit but I'm not clear what it is. The problem with any filtering is the more filters you have, the slower the filters will be. That's why "filter accepting" a few posters is much more efficient than trying to "filter reject" 100's of posters.
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Re: Filter by author

Postby bonalymac » Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:09 pm

Thanks, for the details, I'm just running this as a one-off, so speed is not really an issue.
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