[[help:search]]

Searching on OzBargain

You can search nodes (deals, competitions & forum posts), private messages and wiki pages on OzBargain using the search input box. It generally takes a list of keywords, although syntax for special operations are slightly different for different searches.

Searching Nodes

https://www.ozbargain.com.au/search/node

cat:<stub>

Search deals only in specific categories defined by <stub>, which is automotive for Automotive, computing for Computing, fashion-apparel for Fashion & Apparel, etc. It's basically the last part of URL path for category pages. Use CSV to search across multiple categories.

category:<tid>

Search only in specific taxonomy IDs. Not that useful if you don't know the numeric ID of taxonomy terms.

created:<date>

Search nodes created on a certain date or a date range. A date can be specified with a 8 digital number YYYYMMDD. A date range can be specified with 2 8 digital numbers joined by a hyphen, i.e. YYYYMMDD-YYYYMMDD, and it would search from the beginning (12AM) of the first date to the end (11:59PM) of the second date.

domain:<domain>

Search nodes that are linked with specific domain / store. Note that <domain> has to be a proper domain name rather than a hostname. So to search Harvey Norman uses domain:harveynorman.com.au rather than domain:www.harveynorman.com.au.

option:<options>

Extra options to be passed to the search engine. Currently:

  • option:freebie would only search through the deals marked as Freebie.
  • option:titleonly would match keywords in the node title only, i.e. will not search the node content and comments.

tag:<stub>

Search nodes only linked to specific tags defined by <stub>, which is the last part of URL path for tag, event, product and brand pages. Use CSV to search across multiple tags.

type:<type>

Search only in specific node type, where <type> can be either ozbdeal for deals, forum for forum topics, competition for competitions and classified for classified ads. Use CSV for searching across multiple types.

user:<uid>

Search nodes that have been posted by a specific user defined by <uid> which can be a CSV of numeric ID for that user. To find a user's uid, you can go to that user's profile page and the numeric value in the URL is that user's uid on the system.

Search Private Messages

https://www.ozbargain.com.au/search/privatemsg

You can only search the private messages that you are participating.

from:<uid>

Search private messages that were sent by a specific user defined by <uid> which is the numeric ID for the user. It can be a CSV to include multiple users. You can go to that user's profile page and the numeric value in the URL is that user's uid on the system.

option:<options>

Extra options to be passed to the search engine. Currently:

  • option:titleonly would match keywords in the private message subject only, i.e. will not search the message content and replies.