Powerful Search Tools in APG vNext
The search feature is a top priority when we designed APG vNext. The following are the highlights of the new enhancements you'll find in this version:
In addition to the master search box on the top right corner, you can search the forum using the dedicated search box available for each forum, as well as the search tool inside the Posts
top navigation menu.
This makes search very accessible and does not require users to leave the current page to see results.
It's the same for private message and photo gallery searching, too.
2. Powerful Result Filtering & Sorting
Instead of requiring users to specify a list of criteria before performing search (people tend to make mistakes), APG vNext allows users to perform a general search and apply filter criteria (forum, date range, answered or not, with attachment or not, etc.) after the results are returned.
This feature makes sure we don't exclude posts accidentally while at the same time helps users narrow down the results to locate what they are looking for.
3. Google grammar
The software not only automatically translates plain phrases into the Full-Text language, it also understands Google grammar to help Advanced users to narrow down results.
Technology-wise, APG vNext utilizes the SQL Server Full-text indexing capability to conduct search. You can search through tens of thousands of posts in a fraction of a second, and the results returned are guaranteed to be relevant.