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edlank 03-18-2009 09:27 PM

Better search engine
 
I have tried numerous searches and find the search engine pretty limited. A search of a phrases always gives me results with any of the words no matter what quotations, + signs or punctuation I try to use. I see no way to force results to include all the words in any order or all the words verbatim. I therefore get hundreds of results for every pretty specific phrase, and from what I can see, NONE is even close. This forces users to post new threads when one may already exist that answers our question perfectly, but we are unable to find it. I strongly suggest there be an improved search window, with more use of quotation marks, AND, OR, and other operators. I think this will improve the utility of the site. Even the FAQ and help features are unhelpful. This site looks much like ArboristSite and WeekendFreedomMachines, both of which seem to default to searching for a phrase, not ANY of the words. If someone could determine the search logic and explain it, I would be appreciative. Better yet would be to make it default to phrase searches, or allow quotations to force phrase searches.

travelover 03-21-2009 09:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by edlank (Post 28585)
I have tried numerous searches and find the search engine pretty limited. ...................


I use the Google site search option . Just type in "Search terms" SPACE "Site: http://www.houserepairtalk.com/"

Example: leaking window Site: http://houserepairtalk.com

This will search only this site and use the same search logic as a regular Google search

tonybill 08-19-2009 11:32 AM

hmmm
 
hmmm its right travelover, through your way is correct


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