Yes, YES Yeeeeeees!
You can put all your search channels in a separate folder and always keep it closed
A channel filter could also be set up to exclude them from the <i>My Channels</i> window.
Due to Awasu's flexibility of allowing a Channel to appear in multiple folders and the flexibility of Channel Filters, you have a lot of control over what is displayed in the Control Center's "My Channels" tree (I like to think of this as Awasu's Channel Management features
It allow you to organize things in different ways all at once and then filter out various sections of the tree.
You could have your Topical organization (Industry: automotive, manufacturing, technology, etc.) and if you have Search Channels for these industry topic areas you could have these Search Channels appear right in the same folder as the "raw feed" Channels... AND you could also put these same Search Channels and all of your other Search Channels in a "Search Channel" sub-tree and create a Channel Filter to display only the "Search Channel" sub-tree, so anytime you need to tweak a Search Channel's setting, invoke the "Search Channel sub-tree" Channel Filter and now you're only looking at your Search Channels, tweak away with a minimum of visual clutter.
You could do the same thing with Channels that are based upon "Channel Plugins
", so that if you need to make an update to a Channel Plugin or tweak parameters you can quickly find all Channels based upon Channel Plugins.Also here's a tip for the "words to filter on" portion of the New Channel Filter wizard:
A Channel's Title and Description are initially populated from the feed itself, however you can edit both the Title and Description and add unique "tags" that you can filter on via Channel Filters. If "Alice in accounting" needs some oddball combination of Channels that span all sort of topical categories you can edit her Channel's Descriptions and add "Alice_In_Acct" (or whatever
) to the Description; then create a Channel Filter to only include Channels with "Alice_In_Acct" in the Channel's Description. [i]Use Ctrl+Enter to add a new line in the Description field of the Channel Properties.
, check out "Channel Favorites
" you can add links to individual Channels to the "Tasks Pane
support wrote:It is possible to restrict the search to certain channels but it's a bit unreliable (we use a third-party component ).
Back in August, I did make an email suggestion that, as a way to reduce false positive
search results, maybe when a user is defining a Search Channel they could specify that the search be constrained to the Channels returned by a specific Channel Filter. We talked about a lot of things in the email thread so I'm not I made this suggestion really clear or that you gave me your thoughts on how easy or impossible this would be to implement.
And let's just state for the record that I don't get a lot of false positives anyway, so I didn't really need this feature.
I remember I used an example of how using Channel Filters to constrain Search Channels could help differentiate a search term such as "Delphi" as either: 1) a programming language, 2) an automotive parts corporation, or 3) a city in Greece.