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#1 DonaldLL

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 04:13 PM

I wanted to search for any post(s) with the term "long lines". I have tried using quotes; I have also tried using AND but doesn't seem to work. Is it possible to search for an exact phrase?

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 05:46 PM

I wanted to search for any post(s) with the term "long lines". I have tried using quotes; I have also tried using AND but doesn't seem to work. Is it possible to search for an exact phrase?


phrases are best handled outside the forum/software search tool, so ...

using google search (not the forum search feature) like this...

type this ENTIRE string in the google box...


"long lines" site:revkites.com


yields 284 hits, ALL with the phrase 'long lines' in posts...


cheers
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Edited by revmoe, 16 April 2010 - 05:49 PM.


#3 DonaldLL

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 08:25 PM

Thank you Moe... this is perfect

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 09:25 PM

That is one of the greatest search tips I have ever heard. I have had lots of trouble searching on sites that insist all words have at least 4 letters. Thanks!

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 07:59 AM

Thank yo Moe, great Tip I will book mark that one.
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#6 revmoe

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 10:40 AM

happy to see this is helpful!

normally i LIKE searching within forum software, where one can limit the search to titles or a given subforum or member posts...

for common or mega hit searches those are great ways to winnow the results.

the "under 4 letters" thing is annoying and single term searches are often a limitation.
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searching from outside the site/forum can be very easy using the "site:" operator...

for example try the original search at the kitelife site...

"long lines" site:kitelife.com

about 60 hits, and many rev related, but not all.
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technically to JUST search the forum area only these 2 searches should be site:revkites.com/forum or site:kitelife.com/forum


but the results are basically the same on these 2 sites.
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the "site:" operator can be used for ANY website (not just forums) or can be used to OMIT everything from any 1 site...

for example "revolution kites" -site:ebay.com (add the MINUS sign) yields everything rev kite related WITHOUT ebay....Posted Image

so virtually ANY website can be completely searched for REV related content using the proper search term and the essential part of the site url...

"www." can be included but, again isn't usually needed.

and the QUOTES mean results will on be both/all terms IN SEQUENCE....

for example "i want to buy a revolution kite" has NEVER been posted here...

while the SAME terms without quotes gets 2000 hits (buy, kite, revolution, want)

and "buy a revolution kite" has 2 hits (and IF a post is QUOTED, it will show up as 2 HITS)

have fun searching with this simple trick!


cheers
'moe






Edited by revmoe, 18 April 2010 - 10:44 AM.





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