Search Syntax

Q. What is this?
A. This is a methodology for performing advanced searches on SixPrizes. We currently do not have an advanced search form, which would allow you to configure search options through a user interface, but you can still construct advanced searches with our search syntax.

Q. How do I use it?
A. Type options into the search field above. Refer to the expressions and parameters below. Note: Including a second (or third, etc.) option is the equivalent of saying “A AND B (AND C, etc.)” unless noted below.

Loose Match (search terms)

Parameters

  • Any text that might appear in an article’s title or body.
  • Note: When sorting by relevance, priority is given to matches in titles.

Examples

Phrase Match (“search terms”)

Parameters

  • Any text that might appear in an article’s title or body, encapsulated in quotes.

Examples

Exclude Match (-search -terms)

Parameters

  • Any text that might appear in an article’s title or body, preceded by a hyphen.

Examples

  • -pokemon (Articles that DO NOT contain pokemon.)
  • -pokemon -tcg (Articles that contain NEITHER pokemon NOR tcg.)
  • -pokemon tcg (Articles that DO NOT contain pokemon and DO contain tcg.)

Tag (tag:) (#)

Parameters

Examples

Author (author:) (@)

Parameters

Examples

  • @adam (Articles written by Adam Capriola.)
  • @jayhornung,roarchomp / @jayhornung @roarchcomp (Articles written by Jay Hornung OR Emery Taylor.) (Note: This is a special case where the second option indicates OR and not AND. There are no cowritten articles at this time.)
  • -@ruiner (Articles NOT written by Chris Fulop.)

Date (YYYY/MM/DD)

Parameters

  • YYYY: 0000–2020
  • MM: 00–12
  • DD: 00–31
  • Limit: 5
  • ProTip: 0000 and 00 are wildcards for any year, month, or day.

Examples

Sort (sort:)

Parameters

  • relevance, date, views, rating, replies, replies-alt, words, decklists, random
  • Limit: 1
  • Note: This option is removed from the search field after searching. It overrides the dropdown selection.
  • Note: replies vs. replies-alt: replies sorts with priority to replies made directly on articles. replies-alt sorts with priority to replies made on our forum (which was used for article discussions from 2014 to 2019).

Examples

  • sort:rating (All articles sorted by rating, default order [descending/↓].)
  • sort:random (All articles sorted by random.)

Order (order:)

Parameters

  • asc, desc
  • Limit: 1
  • Note: This option is removed from the search field after searching. It overrides the dropdown selection.

Examples

Visibility (visibility:) (vis:)

Parameters

  • locked, , unlocked, , free
  • Limit: 2
  • Note: This option is removed from the search field after searching. It overrides the dropdown selection.

Examples