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Offline acater

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Why does the search feature suck?
« on: March 30, 2019, 08:51:26 PM »
Multi word searches don’t work at all. I’ve had this problem for a while when looking up old threads.

I am searching for an old thread about a story in Wichita. I typed in several of the words involved in the story including Wichita and zero posts show up. If I just type in Wichita lots of posts show up so  I then added one of the words that was in one of those posts to my search and it resulted in zero posts found.

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Re: Why does the search feature suck?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2019, 05:33:39 PM »
I agree.  I often try to look up old stuff.  Sometimes for re-research, sometimes to make sure I don't repeat myself.

Search function sucks.

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Re: Why does the search feature suck?
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2019, 12:41:52 PM »
I'm not complaining at all since I'm just grateful the site is maintained as well as it is and costs me nothing.  But if someone is keeping a laundry list of cool search features, the ability to limit a search to a particular thread is something nice I've seen on some sites.

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Re: Why does the search feature suck?
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2019, 12:44:28 PM »
I'm not complaining at all since I'm just grateful the site is maintained as well as it is and costs me nothing.  But if someone is keeping a laundry list of cool search features, the ability to limit a search to a particular thread is something nice I've seen on some sites.

Print topic and search is what I do.

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Re: Why does the search feature suck?
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2019, 12:46:53 PM »
We are looking into the search stuff but in the meantime, you can search this site or any site by doing something like this with google.

I fucking hate this search site:woopig.net

The ‘site:woopig.net’ is the key to letting google handle the search instead of woopig’s search function.

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Re: Why does the search feature suck?
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2019, 12:49:15 PM »
E mentioned sometime back about rebuilding the search index but he probably got distracted taking pictures of his lawn.

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Why does the search feature suck?
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2019, 03:16:13 PM »
Duck Duck Go has a “bang” feature in its search but it’s more for computer nerds searching for specific Linux packages.

You use a ! <nerd stuff> <more search nerd stuff>.

It works pretty well. You can use it to search certain indexes like Amazon (!a) or eBay !e

:woopig.net is the same concept.


I’ve hated the search feature here for like 10 years. I’m not sure if that’s an issue with the forum format being used or if there is any sort of upgrade that can be done in particular for searches. I use search all the time but never think about going outside to google and doing it.

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Re: Why does the search feature suck?
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2019, 05:25:48 PM »
We are looking into the search stuff but in the meantime, you can search this site or any site by doing something like this with google.

I fucking hate this search site:woopig.net

The ‘site:woopig.net’ is the key to letting google handle the search instead of woopig’s search function.

Duck Duck Go has a “bang” feature in its search but it’s more for computer nerds searching for specific Linux packages.

You use a ! <nerd stuff> <more search nerd stuff>.

It works pretty well. You can use it to search certain indexes like Amazon (!a) or eBay !e

:woopig.net is the same concept.


I’ve hated the search feature here for like 10 years. I’m not sure if that’s an issue with the forum format being used or if there is any sort of upgrade that can be done in particular for searches. I use search all the time but never think about going outside to google and doing it.

I dont know what either of you just said.

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Re: Why does the search feature suck?
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2019, 05:51:59 PM »
The search feature does suck. Say you type in “stroke” you only get three pages of stroke mentions and I know for a fact it’s way more than that. Just saying

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Re: Why does the search feature suck?
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2019, 10:45:55 PM »
The search feature does suck. Say you type in “stroke” you only get three pages of stroke mentions and I know for a fact it’s way more than that. Just saying

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