This may have been suggested before but I find it more and more something I need (and I'm sure everyone else too). We can search for hubs in the entire network, but why can't we search by author? Some authors write over 100 hubs and you want to find a particular hub they wrote but when you search the few keywords you remember from the title you get 1,000 hubs from everyone else then 30 pages deep you find the hub (if at all) you were looking for.
There should be a search option for JUST a particular author. I suggest we put this feature on each person’s hubs/account so for example when I go to Jimmy the Jock's profile, or hubs I can "search though Jimmy's other hubs". This narrows the search and gives ma much easier time finding his particular hub within his 500+ hubs without running into every other Hubers hubs on the entire network of 160,000 hubs.
It would be easy to code just narrow the search to one particular author’s hubs which are all tagged anyway with their authors name! Anyone else feel this way?
I too run into this problem more than once, but been too lazy to voice it.
I have tried to use the search function for authors, too. Usually it brings up a bunch of hubs, but sometimes it also (off to the right side of the list) suggests hubbers that have the name. It may work better for real names, than for screen names.
One thing hubbers can do to be found easier is use their names (real or screen-- whatever they use) in their list of tags.
I have also had this same problem in searching for a particular hub. This sure would make things easier, HP!
Bonnie (and others) type the name you are searching in the search box above. If you type "bonnie" you will get hubs with that worrd in it. You may also see the message that says,"Some Hubbers match your search. View them to the right".
There is a box on the right that says, "Matching Authors".
By using your first name, I only get one that matches that first name alone. If I type bonnie ramsey (doesn't even need caps) your name appears. There is also a tag box below the Matching Authors that has your name in it.
So if you are searching for an author -- you apparently need the whole name or screen name, correctly spelled. But you CAN find hubbers this way.
Thanks Rochelle! The thing is, we can do this to find a list of ALL the hubs written by an author. However, what we are asking for is the ability to search for one specific hub by that hubber, rather than having to weed through page after page of that person's hubs looking for it. For example, if someone wants to find my hub "Why Can't Dogs Eat Chocolate", they can just type it into a search box and pull it up rather than looking through a list of all 94 hubs to locate it. Hope this clears it up. Sorry for any confusion.
OK-- sorry I misunderstood you-- but Jerrico first suggested "There should be a search option for JUST a particular author" and I thought that was what you meant, too.
I would like to be able to find all hubs too. Frankly, I'd like to be able to just find authors sometimes, and I can't always remember how to spell their name.
Like, if you wanted to find something by Paraglider, but you can't remember his name exactly, if you type in Para, or Paragli ... anything other than the full name, you get zip. A hubbers search tool would be great, and then a "see all" or something option on the profile to get a list of hubs. Or a "search by group" thing on their indiviudal page.. something.
Excellent point, Shadesbreath. Maybe even a suggestion drop down box for what you describe to help those who can't remember a full screen name or something. Something similar to search suggestions on the search engines. When I start to google something, a box drops down with suggestions based on the letters I have typed in so far. Wouldn't that be an AWSOME addition?
Great idea Shadesbreath - Everybody should be encouraged to search for Paraglider's hubs
Seriously though, yes, it's a good idea.
Good idea. We will add the ability to search within an author's hubs soon. (I actually wrote the code yesterday but it's not ready to go out yet because there are some other things that I still need to finish.)
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