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Searches

joderu95

New Member
Why is it when I search for a thread topic I almost never get any useful results? Maybe I'm doing something wrong but it would be helpful to know a more efficient way of using the search feature so duplicate threads can be avoided.

I typed in the exact name of a thread I was reading in the search box and searched within that forum section and I still got "no results." Why is that?
 

sparkchaser

Administrator and Stuntman
Staff member
I usually don't have a problem with searches.

I don't do tag searches unless I know for sure the thread I am looking for has that tag.

I use advanced search and search entire threads and have the results come back as posts or threads, depending on what I am looking for.

Can you provide examples of failed searches?
 

joderu95

New Member
Here is what happened.

I was searching for S.M. Stirling: Conquistador and when I typed it out just as I have here it did not work. Nor did it work when I changed the search parameter to "search titles only." It did work when I searched "Stirling" only even though my earlier search matched exactly a thread that already existed.
 

sparkchaser

Administrator and Stuntman
Staff member
For some reason, the search doesn't like punctuation. I did the search without the periods and colon and found the thread.
 
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