Resolved Excluding User Signature Info From Search is Good and this Thread is No Longer of Use To Anyone

BrianBaughn

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Feb 13, 2011
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I think it would be a good idea to exclude users signature info from search or at least have the option to do so.

Signatures often contain a list of the user's equipment and...if you're doing a search for a specific piece of equipment that happens to be in one or more user signatures...your results will include every post that user has made regardless of its pertinence.

Edit: It does. My mistake.
 
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WildCowboy

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Signatures should not be included in search results and I'm not seeing them there. For example, if I search on your last name, I don't get every post of yours even though it's in your signature.

Can you share a specific example where you're seeing the issue?
 

willmtaylor

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Oct 31, 2009
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I think it would be a good idea to exclude users signature info from search or at least have the option to do so.

Signatures often contain a list of the user's equipment and...if you're doing a search for a specific piece of equipment that happens to be in one or more user signatures...your results will include every post that user has made regardless of its pertinence.
I searched "Baltimore" and came up empty.
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