Search method recommendation

scoutm

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As long as I've been on this site the search function has been a source of frustration. In dealing with that I came up with a method that works so much better than the embedded search function. The benefit to do this method significantly improve the ability to search on a combination of say terms such as both Manufacturer and model. For example if you wanted to search on Sage RPL+ you get all the threads with sage in them. Clearly not very useful.

What I've found is if I go into Google and enter Sage RPL+ and add Theflyfishingforum I get all the threads that specifically discuss Sage RPL+ rods. Further if you click the more results button you get a brief summary of some of the content along with how old it is (see below)

I'm finding this to be a much more targeted search method so I wanted to pass it on.


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mcnerney

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I should have made that post a sticky, so everyone could see how easy it is to do a quality search on the forum.
 

jwbowen

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Maybe its just the "Asquith" topic I have been been surfing for but the above method
doesn't seem as targeted as it was in years past when using "theflyfishingform" addendum.
 

trev

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Part of that is to include "site" and then ":" then the website's name including the ".com" or ".org" ect, and it will work with any site and with any search engine.

Query words site:anysitename.xxx

It's not limited to this site nor is it necessary to use google.
 

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Hey guys, I spam banned this person Thursday morning. I requested that all posts be deleted along with the registration but apparently there are a few posts left.

Get this, this is the weird part; although this was post number 8 on this thread, if I try to delete it the software warns me that "This is the first post on the thread and deleting it will remove the entire thread".

I gave it a try and sure enough the whole thread disappears.

Larry had a double post on the thread and I was able to remove his post without issue but when I try to remove the dating site spam I get the result stated.

All very strange to me and a first for sure.
 
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