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« on: August 19, 2010, 11:07:37 AM »
I tried to find the quotes to remember thread.  Put in quote, no dice.

Found it manually, then tried searching for quotes, and it returned three pages of results which still didn't include it.


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Re: useless search function
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2010, 11:14:29 AM »
I typed in "quotes to remember" and this is the only thread that came up.

Then I typed in "quote to remember" and the thread you were looking for was the only one to come up.

the important thing to remember is that you have to wrap your search string in quotes to get a more precise result. Also, you may want to edit that quotes thread and add an s to the title since it's more logical now that you have more than one quote there.

Don't forget to wrap your query for quotes in quotes and you can quote me on that.
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Re: useless search function
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2010, 11:42:54 AM »
PEBKAC, PICNIC,and OE,OE,O

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Re: useless search function
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2010, 11:57:31 AM »
So how do you find it if you only remember
"quote"
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Re: useless search function
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2010, 03:38:38 PM »
So how do you find it if you only remember
"quote"
Think harder?
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Re: useless search function
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2010, 06:45:10 PM »
how bout a properly spelled word from the thread...improperly spelled words mess up our searches not only on the board but in SEO searches.

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Re: useless search function
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2010, 07:50:51 PM »
Or do an advanced search and limit by post age and user.   

I've never had any trouble searching this forum and finding that for which I was looking but I do use the advanced search. 

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Re: useless search function
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2010, 08:07:01 PM »
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Yep, and it's equally broke that way, too:

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Re: useless search function
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2010, 09:53:26 PM »
QUOTE is a reserved word, just like IMG and URL, thus search filters it out. 
Try QUOT and limit it to searching titles only
or search for it like signsintime suggested
or change title of thread to QUOTES and search for QUOTES


« Last Edit: August 19, 2010, 09:59:04 PM by WayOutWest »

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Re: useless search function
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2010, 11:04:43 PM »
Found it manually, then tried searching for quotes, and it returned three pages of results which still didn't include it.
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Re: useless search function
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2010, 11:36:45 PM »
. . .  tried searching for quotes, and it returned three pages of results which still didn't include it.

as well it shouldn't since you named the thread "Quote to remember", not "Quotes to Remember" http://www.auctionsellersmotivators.com/forum/index.php/topic,14801.0.html

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Re: useless search function
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2010, 11:55:50 PM »
OK, that makes sense.
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Re: useless search function
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2010, 12:31:17 AM »
Search always works fine for me.  Must be your computer.  :poke

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Re: useless search function
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2010, 02:45:32 AM »
try searching for quote, and let me know if your computer works.
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Re: useless search function
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2010, 08:20:15 AM »
try searching for quote, and let me know if your computer works.

^ See that word above? Where it says Quote from biggfredd?  That is why you cannot search for the word quote. Forum software is set up to ignore that word in its singular form because otherwise every post where someone quoted someone else, (like this one for instance), would be returned in the results.

You can search for quoted, quotes, quoting, quotification, quotness, quotibility, quoty,  etc. ....you can try a synonym like quotation,  citation,  line,  passage,  extract,  reference, or excerpt ... you can even search for kwoat, ...  just not quote.
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Re: useless search function
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2010, 08:45:19 AM »
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