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Problems searching the forum
« on: January 24, 2010, 04:56:54 am »

The forum search function sometimes gives me useful results but at other times what I get has nothing to do with what I searched for. For example, I recently wanted to search for a personal organizer and also to know more about mono, so I did two searches, one for "organizer" and one for "mono". When I used the search function that is on the top left of screen (between 'help' and 'profile') the results for the two searches were almost identical and nothing to do with what I asked for. When I used the search function on the top right (above where it says 'Now powered by KnowledgeDex') I received no results for either of them.

Am I the only person having these problems? If not, I wonder if it's something that can looked into?


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Re: Problems searching the forum
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2010, 12:08:49 pm »
hi david

php is a shoddy programming language preferred by shoddy coders and software written with it, like SMF, tends to be shoddy

for carrying out forum searches, I find the following trick to work very effectively:

where you obviously replace 'search terms' with what you were looking for

notice that this technique can be applied to any other websites you might use without a good search tool

also what were you looking for originally?
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Re: Problems searching the forum
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2010, 12:49:35 pm »
Same here.

I just use google's "site:" command.
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Re: Problems searching the forum
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2010, 01:41:45 pm »
Ah, thanks guys. I tried those searches again in the way you suggested and it works fine. I'll do that from now on.

Thank you.