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07/18/2019 04:34:04 PM · #1
i have trouble locating a previous challenge by name ..
example i might want to find the last Improper White Balance challenge or Bokeh or whatever ..
on pc or laptop .. i'm windows .. i do the 'control f' .. and type in the name of the challenge i want in the box ..
sometimes the challenge comes up highlighted .. but not always .. i cant work out what i'm doing right when it works .. and what i'm doing wrong when it doesnt .. can anyone tell me how to navigate this option ..
also if i'm on my phone where there isnt the option to do the control f .. is there a way of searching a previous challenge by name on a phone .. i'm samsung galaxy ..
thankyou in advance .. !! .. :)
07/18/2019 04:41:44 PM · #2
Go to the "Challenge History" page and check the box to "show all at once" (it's on the left).

Then click on the little arrow next to "Challenges" in the table header to put them in alphabetical order; it's then pretty easy to "search" manually.
07/18/2019 05:06:15 PM · #3
Click here and will directly take you entire list

and then you can search for the challenge and it should be easy for you :)

Message edited by author 2019-07-18 17:06:45.
07/18/2019 05:12:41 PM · #4
thanks Paul and Girish ..
i have always gone to challenge history when i have been searching for a challenge i want to find ..

but when i put them in alphabetical order as per your instructions Paul ..
then how do i then 'search' for the previous challenge i want to find .. you say 'manually' .. how do i do that ..
and using the 'find in page' option which is at the bottom left of my browser doesnt work everytime ..
stumped .. :(
07/18/2019 05:18:18 PM · #5
How about this link? This is sort out alphabetically :)
Originally posted by roz:

thanks Paul and Girish ..
i have always gone to challenge history when i have been searching for a challenge i want to find ..

but when i put them in alphabetical order as per your instructions Paul ..
then how do i then 'search' for the previous challenge i want to find .. you say 'manually' .. how do i do that ..
and using the 'find in page' option which is at the bottom left of my browser doesnt work everytime ..
stumped .. :(


Message edited by author 2019-07-18 17:18:49.
07/18/2019 05:24:42 PM · #6
thanks Girish ..
i can list them alphabetically but then how do i search for the challenge i want to find ..
i cant see how .. and i dont want to scroll thru the 143 pages looking ..
and using the 'find in page' at the bottom of my browser works sometimes and sometimes not .. :(
07/18/2019 05:25:15 PM · #7
Originally posted by roz:

thanks Paul and Girish ..
i have always gone to challenge history when i have been searching for a challenge i want to find ..

but when i put them in alphabetical order as per your instructions Paul ..
then how do i then 'search' for the previous challenge i want to find .. you say 'manually' .. how do i do that ..

If you have all of the challenges showing on the one "page" (my "Step 1") you should be able to scroll and find it quickly -- that's the point of alphabetizing the list ... if you don't have scroll bars then that would seem a browser-compatibility issue ...

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Message edited by author 2019-07-18 17:33:17.
07/18/2019 05:44:11 PM · #8
ahhhhhhhhhh .. using the scroll bar .. GOT IT ..!!..
thankyou .. thats wonderful .. now why didnt i think of that .. !!.. ;)..

so where is that previous white balance challenge ..
its not listed under improper white balance .. :)
07/18/2019 05:45:05 PM · #9
ps .. and Paul .. thankyou so much for taking the time to do that screenshot and spelling it out for me .
much appreciated .. :)
07/18/2019 05:48:19 PM · #10
and another positive from this advice is that i can do it on my phone as well ..
THANKYOU .. !! .. :)
07/18/2019 05:49:26 PM · #11
It's listed as Improper White Balance from 2017 ...
07/18/2019 05:51:27 PM · #12
Originally posted by roz:

ps .. and Paul .. thankyou so much for taking the time to do that screenshot and spelling it out for me .
much appreciated .. :)

I find it's often easier than explaining what to do. Of course, if there's a major update to the site design they may all become useless ...
07/18/2019 05:55:54 PM · #13
thankyou AGAIN ..!!..
its obviously there ..
i'm embarrassed i didnt see it and made you get it for me Paul .. :(

this thread has been sorted . .
and hopefully it can help anyone else who is mentally challenged like me .. ;)


07/18/2019 06:02:08 PM · #14
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by roz:

ps .. and Paul .. thankyou so much for taking the time to do that screenshot and spelling it out for me .
much appreciated .. :)

I find it's often easier than explaining what to do. Of course, if there's a major update to the site design they may all become useless ...


noted..
hopefully all the good stuff will be kept and the stuff that is old hat will be reinvented .. and be very user friendly .. :)
07/18/2019 08:21:26 PM · #15
FWIW, in Windows you can first go to the aforementioned "show all" history page then hit cntrl-F to open a windows search and type the challenge you want to find :-) That's how I do it. DPC's own search function is long since kaput :-)
07/18/2019 09:26:15 PM · #16
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

FWIW, in Windows you can first go to the aforementioned "show all" history page then hit cntrl-F to open a windows search and type the challenge you want to find :-) That's how I do it. DPC's own search function is long since kaput :-)


thats how i was previously doing it before you educated me about the alphabetical order ..
but when i cntrl-f and type in the challenge i want to find .. sometimes it worked and other times it didnt ..
and i'd selected 'show all' .. ticked all the boxes and clicked on 'filter' ..
anyway .. it flummoxed me !! .. why it worked sometimes and sometimes not .. :)
07/19/2019 12:40:12 AM · #17
Originally posted by pgirish007:

Click here and will directly take you entire list

and then you can search for the challenge and it should be easy for you :)


And you can do a Control + F - the enter what your looking for “ Bokeh” it pulls up any challenges containing “Bokeh”

What Bear said (I really want an emoji here!!!)

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