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    Default Peculiar constraints on search

    I wanted to find the "Recordings you are considering" thread, since I couldn't find it in the thread lists. But when I searched for the word "considering" in thread titles I was told that the word "considering" was excluded from my search because it was too common. Huh?

    I finally managed to find the thread by going to google.com us searching for the term, restricted to the talkclassical.com domain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron Scarpia View Post
    . . . I finally managed to find the thread by going to google.com us searching for the term, restricted to the talkclassical.com domain.
    That's basically what we all do. The vBulletin internal search engine is, at best, archaic, and the software company has zero plans on ever making it better, afaik.
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    I never search within TC. My search would look like this in Google:

    talkclassical.com Recordings you are considering
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    I never search within TC. My search would look like this in Google:

    talkclassical.com Recordings you are considering
    A more specific search would be something like

    Recordings you are considering site:talkclassical.com

    which restricts the domain of the search to talk classical.com, rather than making it a search term.

    Anyway, that's what I'll doing when the built-in search falls down, although the built-in engine has some advantages, such as the ability restrict search to thread topics, rather than all of the text found on the site.

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    No one uses the built-in site search. It's crap. Google is your friend.
    Last edited by Merl; Nov-17-2018 at 18:06.

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