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Old April 15, 2013, 03:49 PM   #1
Barnacle Brad
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Search string criteria

Maybe someone can give me some pointers on using the 'search' function.

Is there a way to do a specific search that allows you to eliminate words that do not match your search?

For example, when I search for .405 (cal) I get unintended results such as 405 (bullet weight). In the olden days you could use quotations to eliminate anything not matching the characters not contained within the quotations. Such as ".405". That doesn't seem to work here.

I am probably as guilty as anyone (this is a rant) but folks title their threads with such vague and ambiguous terms it is silly. I used to work for a large truck manufacturer and when we answered engineering questions, we filed the answers with key words that if entered correctly could save HOURS of investigation for later requests.

I wish we could come up with a thread starter that required keywords important to the questions asked. MHO

Thanks - any help defining a search that brings back the fewest results much appreciated.
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Old April 15, 2013, 03:55 PM   #2
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The vBulletin search function... well... it sucks.

You are far better off to use Google, or whatever your favorite search engine is, and specify "", to search exclusively this site.
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