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Old 03-02-2010, 05:12 PM   #1
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Default The search function... REALLY annoying sometimes. For instance, it doesn't recognize ""'s to mean "exactly this". The whole bit where it drops words that are too short - meaning I can include 'DR' in my search, regardless of the other terms, is pretty crippling.

In a current post, it was proposed that this forum is the repository for user-created traits in GURPS. Well, yes, but the indexing system....well, if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all.
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:38 PM   #2
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Default Re: The search function...

Staff has no control over the utility of the vBulletin search function, I'm afraid. It's a commercial software package, not something that was developed in-house.

However, if you check out the Stickied thread ("Search function for these Forums") about three posts above this one, there's a useful workaround that I use all the time.
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:01 PM   #3
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Default Re: The search function...

I use Google to search the SJGames forums. You can specify a site as part of the search string, thus:
"what I want to find"

I do that with most forums, as very few forum developers have managed to implement a decent search function.
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:05 PM   #4
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Default Re: The search function...

Another useful search string to add for Google is allintitle: which searches page titles (and, thus, thread titles). e.g.:

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