DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > General Discussion > HouseRepairTalk Website Help > Better search engine




Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-18-2009, 09:27 PM  
edlank
Member
registry_dropdown_6386_28585
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Hershey, PA
Posts: 53
Default 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.


edlank is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2009, 09:36 AM  
travelover
Senior Member
registry_dropdown_4113_28662
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 693
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by edlank View Post
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
travelover is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2009, 11:32 AM  
tonybill
Junior Member
registry_dropdown_16135_33587
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1
Default hmmm

hmmm its right travelover, through your way is correct
tonybill is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS