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I wanted to know if there is a way to search on a word and get hits on profiles that has that word in them. With that I mean that for example if I want to know if a person's name is mentioned in someone else profiles, if I could search the name and the other profiles turn up? Is there a way to do this? Sorry if Im posting thsi in the wrong tab

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is not possible from within the viewer as it is  This can work. See Qie comment below

is possible to web scrape/spider (from outside of SecondlLife) the web profiles of those who have Public profiles

is possible to scrape the web profiles, inworld with a LSL script for Public and SecondLife only profiles

is a bit stalkery to do this tho I think, even if is not actually against ToS as the ToS is wrote. Is not against ToS because the target has published their profile either to Public and/or SecondLife 

some SL 'business people' have been known to do this. Building their potential targets advertising databases apparently - adbots.

some of the more advanced automated scammer operations do this kinda stuff as well 

 

eta: Public = Everyone (in the Viewer Profile Privacy options)

 

 

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is ok. I do have a idea of why you want it, and like you say not for nefarious reasons

i just stick it all in to pre-empt the inevitable o.m.g !!! s that sometimes ends up getting discussed on these kinda topics

 

a non-nefarious inworld use (built in to the viewer if it was ever done) is for new people. It would give them the ability to search for maybe friends inworld with similar tastes to them

 

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wherorangi wrote:

is not possible from within the viewer as it is

Really?

I must not understand the requirement here. Try in-world "People" search for the string "Joan Didion" (without the quotes). Apparently two of us are fans of The White Album.

Now, both results are from text in the About : Biography field, so maybe it doesn't search the whole profile text, I don't know. And I'm pretty sure it's straight text search, so would have no special sense of avatar names (so no clean FOAF network).

But something seemingly relevant works out of the box.

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true

add: I put your name in my profile as a test. I will see if it comes up in Search (I assume it will update at some time). I will let  you know if that works

add more: a search on Qie (by itself) returns a spanish person who does not have qie in their name

sooo....

cross out everything I said. It works

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pretty much can search for any text in the About of another person's profile with the viewer search browser

also it seems (not absolutely sure for all cases ?! just seems so ) that it doesnt matter what the person's privacy settings are, if you can hit a text within their About then they still show up in the search links

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I don't know about searching profiles, but you can click interest keywords to find other people with that same interest in their profiles.

I think a lot of people don't know that interests are clickable, or they write sentences instead of keywords so there aren't many matches.

 

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