How to search the library
protorich 75818
Am I the only user who can't search the library? Is there a handy guide somewhere on the site? An example of my difficulty: I decided to try and find ALL courses by evgeny40. I chose Courses and evgeny40, which gave me one hit. I know he has done dozens of courses because I have been reading lessons from many of them. So I decided that I needed to check all the New, Taken, etc. boxes, as well as all levels from beginner to advanced. Every time I checked a box the whole page refreshed. After a while I managed to check them all, and about 3 courses came up. Periodically as I tried to select more filters the whole thing refreshed and put me back to another version of the page without evgeny40 or anything else I had chosen still checked. Thanks for any help.
January 2014
  • pmilone 25558
    1) click on the 'LingQ' (upper left hand corner)
    2) type in member name in the member search box (upper right hand corner)
    3) scroll down and look for lessons or courses shared (on left side under tutoring) then click on it

    http://screencast.com/t/8VrWRitU1i

    or...

    while in the Russian Libray type 'owner:evgueny40' in the search box (on top) then click on lessons or courses (on the left)


    January 2014
  • protorich 75818
    what a fantastic answer! many thanks. A happy new year to you - and continuing good luck with the Italian!
    January 2014
  • Administrator
    mark 36897 2525 2593
    @protorich - You can also click on evgueny40 in the "Shared (date) by evgueny40" line in the lesson or course description to see all courses or lessons by that user. Make sure to add the u in evgueny.
    January 2014
  • Moderator
    VeraI 18603 2664 651
    @Jolanda: That looks like an interesting problem. It is true. If I click on the "shared courses" on your profile page it leads me to your German courses only.

    My guess is that the language filter above the "shared courses" link effects to which library you are leaded. In your case only German can be chosen because that is the only language you tutor. If my guess is true this is not well implemented.
    January 2014
  • Moderator
    VeraI 18603 2664 651
    I did a test with http://www.lingq.com/profile/evgueny40/
    He tutors Russian, English and German.

    If I search for the English courses I find two courses only:
    A.C. DOYLE THE HOUND OF THE BASKER...
    GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Ch. Dickens

    If I search for English lessons I find lessons from other courses too for example:
    THE WORLD AROUND US
    THE ENGLISH PREPOSITIONS
    PHONE CONVERSATIONS
    IT'S INTERESTING TO KNOW
    and much more
    January 2014
  • protorich 75818
    Agreed. Pmilone's solution is really helpful because it got me from zero to a long way forward, but one thing it has shown me, for example, is that if I click on Courses for evgueny40 I get very little, but if I click on Lessons I get access to more courses - which suggests that the library has not been properly set up.
    January 2014
  • protorich 75818
    Mark - thanks - clicking that link is another route to Evgueny's page but the point I just noted above remains i.e. however you get to that page, once you are there you get access to more courses by clicking on Lessons than you do by clicking on Courses.
    January 2014
  • jolanda 38178 23820 13845
    @Vera

    The same is happen for your English lessons!

    I can not find it!
    I know you shared also some English book!

    j:-(
    January 2014
  • Administrator
    mark 36897 2525 2593
    I know there are some issues with caching in the library. These have to do with trying to speed up search. However, you should be able to find everything which you can't right now. We will look into this more.
    January 2014
  • Moderator
    VeraI 18603 2664 651
    @Mark: Were you able to look into this during the last 2 months?
    March 2014
  • Administrator
    mark 36897 2525 2593
    Yes, we have been looking into this issue. Unfortunately, there is no easy solution for this issue which involves multiple considerations including speed of search results while at the same time delivering accurate search results. We are continuing to look into this.
    March 2014