filter groups from search results

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filter groups from search results

Postby haluk » Thu May 24, 2018 2:41 pm

Any way to not have specific groups return results on a search?
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Re: filter groups from search results

Postby dexter » Thu May 24, 2018 4:24 pm

Hmm, no, there is not a group negation feature. You can load groups you want to search into a group folder then select that from the "Search in Group/Topic" dropdown. So it supports including a list of groups, not excluding. There is a limit to the number of groups you can include though, typically around 15 or so.
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Re: filter groups from search results

Postby haluk » Fri May 25, 2018 2:16 pm

Thanks for the info...

It'd be nice to have on a filter something like: Reject If -> Group Contains -> ...
This would remove a lot of noise and inappropriate stuff from search results.
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Re: filter groups from search results

Postby dexter » Fri May 25, 2018 2:23 pm

I'll consider it. Maybe a special expression in the search string? Would like to avoid any user interface changes in Newsbin.

for example -GROUP:alt.binaries.blah

Tricky part would be how to handle crossposts. If it is crossposted to a bunch of groups but one of the groups is negated in the search expression, should I suppress it?
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