I think this facility needs improving. It nearly always comes up with threads that don't even include the words put in the search box. If it worked better, there would be a lot less repeat threads. Or is it just me?
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Thread: Forum search facility
19-04-12, 19:10 #1
Forum search facility
19-04-12, 19:14 #2
Use Google Advanced search and place the ybw.com in the appropriate field. Google will then search only the YBW forums using your other search words. It is very effective. I had the same issue as well.
http://www.google.co.uk/advanced_search?hl=enHaving time is unavoidable.
19-04-12, 19:15 #3
I use google, put in ybw followed by the words I want to search.
Edit, beat me to it
19-04-12, 19:15 #4Registered User
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It is a bit rubbish but, meaning no disrespect to them, I wonder whether a publishing house's IT department is up to the task of writing a better search algorithm and incorporating it into the existing software. Note that they didn't write the forum, it's a standard off-the-shelf package they simply installed.
19-04-12, 19:18 #5
The Advanced search is a little better, but not much.Nigel
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19-04-12, 19:25 #6Registered User
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On the search box on Google start off with
followed by your search terms.
You could make that site:ybw.com/forums to limit the search to the forums and not the main site.
On FireFox and Chrome you can type that right into the address box (or search box if Firefox still has that) so no need to even go to Google.William
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