How to exclude certain groups when using Pro Search?

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How to exclude certain groups when using Pro Search?

Postby farmwald » Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:36 pm

I've switched to using Newsbin Pro Search rather than downloading headers.
How do I exclude groups when using search? I.e., I'd like to have a filter that excludes, say, any group that includes "erotica".
Thanks.

By the way, I have a (brand new) 10 gbps connection, and I'm now routinely getting 1.4-1.5 gbps downloads (from two providers in parallel) and have seen, rarely, slightly over 2 gbps.
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Re: How to exclude certain groups when using Pro Search?

Postby Quade » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:29 pm

You can't exclude groups but you can include only specific groups.

If you organize groups into topics in the groups tab, you can pick a topic in the search tab and only return results from these groups.
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Re: How to exclude certain groups when using Pro Search?

Postby farmwald » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:46 pm

Yes, I saw that but it has the potential to miss stuff. I was hoping there was a way to exclude just the groups I don't want on searches.
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Re: How to exclude certain groups when using Pro Search?

Postby Quade » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:05 pm

We can consider it. It'll just take some work.
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Re: How to exclude certain groups when using Pro Search?

Postby BeeJay1944 » Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:26 pm

Please "consider this" ASAP. The proliferation of spurious results from groups which never, ever interest me often has me giving up on a search.
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Re: How to exclude certain groups when using Pro Search?

Postby Quade » Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:23 am

Are you using size filters? From my testing, using size filters tends to remove most of the cruft I won't want to see.
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