Advanced searched and excluding results


#1

I'm having trouble with my wink hub disconnecting from openwrt, and I'm trying to search the forum for 'wink', but I guess one might be able to anticipate that all my results are ":wink :wink"
I don't see a way to do a -":wink" . If there is could someone clue me in?
thanks


#2
  • Are you joking or serious...? (Is this some kind of riddle???)
  • What are you looking for, exactly?
  • Do you need help on a problem with an OpenWrt device, or a non OpenWrt device???
  • What is "Wink" device???
  • Does the "wink" device have OpenWrt installed?

Are you talking about this???

There is no device of this brand name listed in the Table of Hardware.


#3

Everything you asked was described in the post. No I'm not joking. If you try searching for "wink" you'll never get useful results because the emoji ":wink" will come up.


#4

This must be your device, I've never experienced this on any device that I've browsed openwrt.org on. As you see, that didn't occur, and I have produced a link proving it: https://openwrt.org/toh/start?dataflt[Brand*~]=wink

  • Can you take a screenshot of your issue?

BTW, you never stated WINK EMOJI until Post No.3....that's why it was confusing.

Also, if you mean the forum, works too:

https://forum.openwrt.org/search?q=wink
https://forum.openwrt.org/search?q=%22wink%22

(you do know that the command for that emoji is spelled the same way, though, correct?)

Proof: I found a post that is not an emoji:


#5

His query is completely genuine. He’s talking about searching the forum, not the wiki or the ToH.

If I type “wink” into the search bar, the first result is this thread, the next 4 results at least are for posts containing forum emoji’s with the tag :wink

His question is, is there any advanced search feature where I can look for a word e.g. “bar”, but exclude results that have “foo” preceding e.g. “foobar”.

And I think the short answer is, no? But is it something that can be added?


#6

Exactly, thanks lantis