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Better search returns

Discussion in 'Help and Feedback' started by TassieFig, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. TassieFig

    TassieFig Mu-43 Top Veteran

    533
    Oct 28, 2013
    Tasmania, Australia
    Is there a way to get search returns as posts rather than threads? Can't find a way and I sorely miss it.
    For example, if I search for a specific bag model all I get are all the threads that includes the bag. Well the most popular bag thread is 139 pages long!! I'd like to get the posts containing my search criteria.

    Have I just misses it or is it possible to add the function?

    cheers
     
  2. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 10, 2010
    Southport, OzTrailEYa
    pellicle
    try google with the site: definition Eg paste in the following line

    site:www.mu-43.com/ olympus 45mm sick of pictures of cats

    PS do not click on it, as its not a link, although the bb software parses it as such
     
  3. TassieFig

    TassieFig Mu-43 Top Veteran

    533
    Oct 28, 2013
    Tasmania, Australia
    Can you explain that a little bit clearer please :confused:
     
  4. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 10, 2010
    Southport, OzTrailEYa
    pellicle
    I'm not sure how to explain something as simple as that more clearly without just repeating myself, but I'll have a go....

    1 open a web browser
    2 go to google
    3 in the little part where it allows you to type in a search paste in what I gave you above

    this restricts google to search *ONLY* the site mu-43 for the keywords that follow

    if you type words into google search those words are called "search key words"

    so if you google noisy miner you are typing the words noisy miner into google

    by adding the first item as exactly site:www.mu-43.com you are commanding google to restrict its searching to only the site mu-43 and not every site on the planet

    did you actually try what I said before you replied?
     
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  5. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 10, 2010
    Southport, OzTrailEYa
    pellicle
    alternatively just click on THIS link and you'll see an example
     
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  6. TassieFig

    TassieFig Mu-43 Top Veteran

    533
    Oct 28, 2013
    Tasmania, Australia
    LOL, sorry to seem so stupid :redface:
    I didn't add "site" and your cats through me off and then you told me not to click on it and then the "BB" totally lost me.

    Anyway, I tried it again and it works. sort of. So, you have to go outside Mu-43. On other forums I've been able to do it much easier by choosing to get the returns as "posts" rather than threads.

    @Amin; Could that function be added here
     
  7. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
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  8. TassieFig

    TassieFig Mu-43 Top Veteran

    533
    Oct 28, 2013
    Tasmania, Australia
    Aaaah, there it is. Thanks. I've never seen those 2 tabs before. Too dark.

    :thumbup:
     
  9. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 10, 2010
    Southport, OzTrailEYa
    pellicle
    Sorry about that

    BB = Bulletin Board

    I always go out to Google as 90% of BBs end up either using Google but masked or return lousy results. So I just go to Google and avoid the head scratching of learning the foibles of the many bbs I use.

    :)
     
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