This is probably the most important page on the site, the one that connects you to what you want to read, and then stores those searches so you can return to them at a later date.
This panel contains the main filter controls. Pick what you want to see and the index of titles - off to the right - will update on its own. The index will show up to 100 titles at a time.
If the index ever goes blank then your filter is too restrictive and needs to be loosened some. Click on the small white circles to the left of each field or click the Clear button at its bottom to start with a clean slate.
The buttons at the very bottom of Edit Search control the saving of searches. For more on them run your cursor over its title at the top of the panel.
This panel contains a list of your Saved Searches, providing you have been making some in the search engine. The idea is to create your own mini-journals based around what you normally go looking for.
If you are a lover of dark sci-fi poetry you would save a filter with those settings, give it a name like UV Ray, then periodically check back in and click on its title to see if anything new has been added.
Next to Name on the Edit Search panel is a drop down box containing the word Active. Activating a search will expedite it to the top of the list and give your top ten searches a presence under Search in the menu for quick access. You may save up to thirty searches total.
The Watch Light
Off on the far right of the screen are four circles arranged almost like a stop light. This is the watch light and it will filter the index by way of who has written what and how you are watching them.
The Awesome - Clicking the top button only shows you work by those you have marked as Awesome.
The Alright - Clicking the second button down shows you work by the Awesome and the Alright.
The Accepted - Clicking the third button down shows you works by everyone in your watchlist.
The Off - Clicking the last button turns the watch light off.
Watch Light settings are kept separate from your saved searches so you can change them as you like without changing the search itself.
This separates works by their color. Click on a block to select it. Click it again to deselect it.
To unselect all of the colors at once click the spot to the left of this title.
This separates works by complexity. Click a block to select it. Click it again to deselect it.
This separates works by content. Click a block to select it. Click it again to deselect it.
If certain ratings such as R and NC-17 are not available that is because the master content control does not allow them. To change this see Content in Preferences.
This is the language the work is written in. Leaving it blank will bring back every language we have.
If you are signed into the system then it will only offer those languages in which something has been written. Otherwise it lists every language we know of.
This separates works by length. Keep in mind that length is relative to the work's nature. A Huge poem will be much shorter than a Huge essay.
This is a list of content keywords. To add to them click the button off to the right.
To remove a keyword, click on it.
Keywords lets you search out writings based on what they have been tagged with.
Available keywords are the ones you can search for. Click to add. Favorites is a list of keywords which comes from what you have used with your own writings.
It is a bit of a long-shot, but if you cannot find a keyword you can Write One In. Tap into its oval, write it out and then click to add it to your keyword list.
Possessed keywords are the ones you are searching for. Click them to remove them.
Once finished click the Close button to return to the Edit Search panel.
This separates works by mood. Click a block to select it. Click it again to deselect it.
This is the name of your saved search.
Setting it to Active places it in the site's main menu under Searches and promotes it to the top of your Searches list.
Nature is the type of writing you are looking for. In case you want to narrow down to just poetry or fiction, etc.
This controls what floats to the top of the display, as well as how many works will be displayed. The more you ask for the slower the search will take in getting back to you.
The default is Best Picks which orders the list by way of most positive picks. It ignores negative and neutral picks.
This filters by way of the picks you have given various pieces of writing. They show you those that you have....
read and disliked.
read and have no opinion on.
read and liked.
read and loved.
not read yet.
This separates works by refinement - how finished the author believes the work to be. Click a block to select it. Click it again to deselect it.
This your current search. It will show the name you gave it or say Open Search if no saved search is in use.
Saved Searches lets you configure the search engine and store those settings for later use. This is done using the five buttons at the bottom of the page.
Save - The button panel will light up whenever you've made a change. Clicking this button saves the changes and returns the panel to normal.
Copy - Clicking this button duplicates your current search. A prompt box will appear asking you for a new name. Provide it and it is done.
Clear - This returns all controls to their default settings without severing ties to the current search.
New - This unloads the current search, making way for a new one. It returns all controls to their default settings.
Erase - This deletes the current search and returns all controls to their default settings.
You may store up to 30 saved searches before having to prune out some old ones. To see a list of your saved searches click on the Searches tab above.
If you are looking for a certain title and know just a part of it, type it in this box. It will return any work with that word or phrase in it.
If you are looking for a certain author, type the person's name (or even just part of the name) in this box.