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Topic # 180695 18-Sep-2015 09:37
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Hi there

Would it be possible to add a non-google search tool, as other forums use?
so I can search say, just topics, topics & posts, search posts inside a long running thread, AND be able to search just inside a single sub-forum.

Google simple gives far too many irrelevant hits .

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  Reply # 1389647 18-Sep-2015 11:58
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example?

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  Reply # 1389649 18-Sep-2015 12:00
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I'm going to try and avoid appearing unhelpful, but if you want to search inside a thread, can't you just Ctrl+F in the single page view?




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  Reply # 1389689 18-Sep-2015 13:49
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+1 there is alot of great knowledge stored here, but its difficult to find later on using the search

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  Reply # 1389778 18-Sep-2015 15:50
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I doubt there's any way we can build a better search than Google. Seriously, there is so much context awareness Google brings to the table. Most "search" in databases are strict and only look for words with no context.






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  Reply # 1389794 18-Sep-2015 16:21
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so I can search say, just topics, topics & posts, search posts inside a long running thread, AND be able to search just inside a single sub-forum.

With the exception of searching topics only, I'm thinking it will be possible to use google effectively for all of those. There's a challenge ; ).may not be possible to meet but anyway..

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  Reply # 1389813 18-Sep-2015 16:44
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Google's own advanced search is even better than the often used in-your-own-site search bar

https://www.google.co.uk/advanced_search?hl=en

just ensure 'site or domain' is 

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp

and then you can use the rest to do all the specific criteria you need.
Though all this is really doing is filling in the search options that you could very well manually enter yourself, it is very quick and handy especially for specifying fine criteria such as date range, or if you want to help someone who isn't that well versed in search options.







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  Reply # 1389906 18-Sep-2015 20:00
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freitasm: I doubt there's any way we can build a better search than Google. Seriously, there is so much context awareness Google brings to the table. Most "search" in databases are strict and only look for words with no context.




being able to choose which groups/time ranges etc to search on would be great

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