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Search engine does not seem to work correctly

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:59 pm
by mr6k
The Search engine on this forum seems to fail.

I was looking for a thread titled Rubber plastic advice.

Typing it into the search box does not find it. Why ?

So I typed into the search box ninjaflex, knowing the word exists in the same thread. Again it is not found. Why ?

cheers

Peter

Re: Search engine does not seem to work correctly

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:44 pm
by woofy
Most forum search engines are rubbish.
Use Google, like this:
ninjaflex site:www.pp3dp.com

Re: Search engine does not seem to work correctly

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:49 pm
by mr6k
Thanks Woofy, I will try that method.

cheers

Peter

Re: Search engine does not seem to work correctly

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:49 am
by mr6k
Thanks for the tip Woofy, it works well.
I guess the lack of the fourm search working on even simple searches is what dauses so many repeats of questions from new comers, due to thevfact that they cannot find suitable threads on the forum.
cheers

Peter

Re: Search engine does not seem to work correctly

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:58 am
by woofy
It's not just forum search engines that are useless, but most website search boxes as well.
I've pretty much given up with them and just use Google now.
:)

Re: Search engine does not seem to work correctly

Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 12:58 pm
by brainzilla
Look at the bottom of te page.
If it says "phpBB 200x" – use google :-)