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confused Jan 6th, 2003 01:53 PM

what's up with the search engine here?
 
i've copied and pasted exact text and the search engine still can't find it. i assume that unless you select a state, the engine looks through the whole forum. am i wrong?

www Jan 6th, 2003 02:01 PM

The search engine is insane.

try this Jan 6th, 2003 02:15 PM

1) search engine doesn't seem to work on same day's posts, only back posts.<BR>2) gets very confused wihen you search with a phrase or whole string of words. Use ans old computer searcher's trick--use just one word, preferable the most unique word in th epost you can think of (e.g. name of specific hotel rather than &quot;hotel&quot;, or something you remember or need specific info on, e.g. &quot;museums&quot; rather than &quot;NYC&quot;)<BR><BR>Works for me more often than not <BR>

Cindy Jan 6th, 2003 04:04 PM

The search engine on this thing is useless. Pretty annoying actually.

Faina Jan 6th, 2003 04:25 PM

Confused, use 1 or 2 words only for your search.<BR><BR>I even tried once to do a search on my name to see when was 1st time I posted - and I got it!<BR>

Mary Jan 7th, 2003 06:55 AM

I've noticed the search engine doesn't work on posts that were a day or two ago either. Sometimes it works, sometimes not, and I agree that it's a pretty much a useless feature since it's so undependable.

Jed Jan 7th, 2003 07:08 AM

confused - <BR><BR>What was the exact text and under what did you post it? Did you try one unique word? Did you try under &quot;general interest&quot;.

Mary Jan 7th, 2003 07:12 AM

I don't know about Confused, but I've tried it all. It just doesn't work (much of the time).

Search Jan 7th, 2003 07:44 AM

What is even more annoying are the people who always say -&quot;Do a search and you'll find plenty of information on that topic.&quot; Sure - if you want two year old information. The search doesn't bring up the recent, up to date information.


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