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David Pugh | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Jan 7 2010 4:13 PM

Please consider bringing back the topic search to Logos 4 as it was in Logos 3 (not just the passage guide edition).  THANKS! 

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 7 2010 4:17 PM

DavidPugh:
Please consider bringing back the topic search to Logos 4 as it was in Logos 3

Logos has explained the increased accuracy of the L4 method - an argument that was persuasive for me. However, you are one of several who have requested the L3 method be revived. What features of L3 makes its topic search better (or, put another way, what is the L4 method lacking)?

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David Pugh | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 7 2010 5:46 PM

The L4 method returns sometimes almost TOO many hits in that I want to read material that addresses that topic in a more lengthy way.  Sorting by "Rank" doesn't do the trick.

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David Pugh | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 7 2010 6:46 PM

1.  First solution to searching is to add the "+" sign next to the resource allows for the reader to quickly scan the resources as in Version 3.  This was a great feature b/c then you could expand only the resources you wanted to see.

2.  allow for more hits on a page than what is currently available

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 7 2010 7:07 PM

DavidPugh:
The L4 method returns sometimes almost TOO many hits in that I want to read material that addresses that topic in a more lengthy way

I agree with this - especially with not being able to collapse a book. If I understand Logos correctly, this will decrease as more resources are coded for L4.

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Blair Laird | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 17 2010 7:12 AM

DavidPugh:

Please consider bringing back the topic search to Logos 4 as it was in Logos 3 (not just the passage guide edition).  THANKS! 

I would also like to see this feature return currently it seems as though my topics just get linked to my dictionaries and what not.Yes

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Joel J. | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 26 2010 5:44 PM

Agreed!

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Jim | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 13 2010 8:49 PM

I agree that topic search is needed. I certainly don't understand why it would have been dropped.

In fact the Wiki entry under topic search is misleading. There doesn't appear to be a "topic" search per se. What happens as far as I can tell is that the Wiki instructions simply invoke a word search. If it happens to surface topics it's simply because the word or words you entered happened to occur in a topic heading. They could just as well as occurred somewhere in the text of an article, so you get all kinds of useless hits.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 13 2010 8:59 PM

Jim McDaniel:
I certainly don't understand why it would have been dropped.

The good thing is there is no reason to understand why it was dropped - it has not been dropped. However, the improved version isn't yet visibly improved because it depends upon the retaging of resources. Patience is required in this case.

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Kevin Becker | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 14 2010 4:32 AM

Jim McDaniel:

I agree that topic search is needed. I certainly don't understand why it would have been dropped.

In fact the Wiki entry under topic search is misleading. There doesn't appear to be a "topic" search per se. What happens as far as I can tell is that the Wiki instructions simply invoke a word search. If it happens to surface topics it's simply because the word or words you entered happened to occur in a topic heading. They could just as well as occurred somewhere in the text of an article, so you get all kinds of useless hits.

Jim,

Read this post by Sean Boisen, a Logos employee, he interacts with why topic searching is the way it is and how we can expect it to improve over time. http://community.logos.com/forums/p/3470/27363.aspx#27363 I've pointed you to the most helpful reply but you might want to read the entire thread, it's long thought (keep in mind it was back in November just after Logos 4 was released).

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