Searching Is Frustrating

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scloyd

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I have had problems with the search too. If you search Ganneval, Bondier Donninger you'll get four GBD results. You can't search BBB either.
 
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BROBS

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Is there any fix for this coming? Casual's suggestion is great but what about an internal fix?
They might be able to eliminate the character count or make it 2 rather than 3 letter minimum.

I used to be on a Vw forum that had the same problem. 2 of my cars are GTI’s however you couldn’t search the term “GTI” because it is only 3 letters.
 

didimauw

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Yeah I'll try to bring it up to the boss.

I tried to search for the thread "old man and old pipe" and it said it couldn't search for words "old, man, and" so my search was just for the word "pipe" ....lol lots of results as you could imagine!
 

captainsousie

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I understand the frustration. However I've found that crappy search features are a thing in most forums. Not really much that can be done about it internally so honestly the best solution is to use a search engine with the terms suggested above. It sucks but that's how it goes.
 
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chasingembers

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Yeah I'll try to bring it up to the boss.

I tried to search for the thread "old man and old pipe" and it said it couldn't search for words "old, man, and" so my search was just for the word "pipe" ....lol lots of results as you could imagine!
Google is faster than any forum search engine.

Old Man And Old Pipe :: General Pipe Smoking Discussion - https://pipesmagazine.com/forums/threads/old-man-and-old-pipe.56272/

 

greeneyes

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I searched for "GBD pipe" and in the results it stated that "The following words were not included in your search because they are too short, too long, or too common: GBD."

But it still included GBD anyway :LOL:

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timelord

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Crappy search engines seem to be a feature of all the forums I'm a member of so I guess it's an inherent feature of the underlying software and not really something the administrators can fix themselves.

I used to keep trying the built in search features but now I just use my default browser search engine and since most browsers will let you enter a search into the url bar (rather than have to first go to a search engine page) it's actually only a case of clicking to open a new tab for the search rather than clicking in the search box at the top of the forums.

Also - this works on my Mac and Linux machines so I guess it works on Windows too - if you're searching for something that is in the post you are reading; just highlight the word(s) and then right click and halfway down the list of options should be something like 'Search DuckDuckGo for "search text..."'.

(Obviously, if your default search engine is Google then it will list Google and not DuckDuckGo...)
 
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didimauw

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Google is faster than any forum search engine.

Old Man And Old Pipe :: General Pipe Smoking Discussion - https://pipesmagazine.com/forums/threads/old-man-and-old-pipe.56272/

Yeah that's how I had to find it was Google. Lol
 

saltedplug

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As said most site search engine's are a joke, which to me makes no sense as owners ought care that their customers find what they want. The software utility can't be that expensive.

Google.
 
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