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    number of posts by search lesser then with magnifyglass

    i've searched for the posts by mjk, and found that he got 231 posts, but when i clicked the magnifyglass next to his name, it got over 500, where did the other 270 go??

    is this a bug, or a maximum search option??

    here is the search in the searchpage.

    and here is the one with the magnifyglass..


    edit** with my name i've got the same issue, 107 with search, and 257 with magnifyglass... **edit

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    Priapistic Monk KorpDeath's Avatar
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    How about posts by thread or total posts. Total posts=number of total replys. In other words the total number of times they clicked the reply button. As opposed to total threads= the number of threads to which any number of responses were given.

    maybe.
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    Search to display by posts. Searching for your name and displaying results as posts NOT threads gives my 257, which is correct.

    lepricaun's 257

    Mjk's 513

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    SOme posts are in the Thread Graveyard, so they dont show up ....

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    Posts in the Thread Graveyard aren't deducted from the Post Total (in contrast to deleted posts)

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    Eh? close enough. pfft!!!
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    i know, i meant they dont show up on a search ....

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    but if that were correct (they are in the graveyard) then you wouldn't see them either through the magnifyglass...

    but i think it might have something to do with the replies, that it doesn't display the threads you started yourself or something like that...

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    259 is your total number of replies, 107 is the number of different threads you made those replies in.

    If a user would have 6,000 posts in the Non-Sensical Thread and nothing else, the magnifying glass-result would show 6,000, while the Search would show only 1. In the Advanced Search, you can make that distinction: either Show results as post or Show results as threads.

    Hope that finally clears it up

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    oooooh,

    ok thanks a lot, i was just wondering :lol:

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