annoying topics

Is there a way to refine a search on this site so that you can ignore a certain board altogether?

You should be able to do this on the search page. Select all boards on the list except for the ones you don’t want to see.

On a similar note, is it possible to reintroduce commonly-used words to the search? I was trying to find mentions of Ron Newcomb’s “Original Parser”, but the word “parser” was removed as being too common.

The forum’s own search is generally pretty useless. Use Google with a modifier.

Good idea, I hadn’t thought of that.

Phpbb’s search feature has always been pretty disappointing. The “common words” thing is probably the worst of its problems.

What’s a board?

Bulletin board? Sub forum? :question:

I use the backup of the forum, and local search. Because code blocks are neither part of the forum’s search function.