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Offline Flyaway

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Is the search function on this site not very good?
« on: October 01, 2017, 04:21:09 am »
I tried search for an existing SR-72 thread, I knew there was one, but according to the search results no such thread existed. This isnít the first time that the search function has failed to find a thread that I know exists on here?

Offline Arjen

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Re: Is the search function on this site not very good?
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2017, 04:32:33 am »
Search works for me.

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Re: Is the search function on this site not very good?
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2017, 05:20:16 am »
I tried search for an existing SR-72 thread, I knew there was one, but according to the search results no such thread existed. This isnít the first time that the search function has failed to find a thread that I know exists on here?
Always check search limits - choose "Entire forum"
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Re: Is the search function on this site not very good?
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2017, 11:34:17 am »
I tried search for an existing SR-72 thread, I knew there was one, but according to the search results no such thread existed. This isnít the first time that the search function has failed to find a thread that I know exists on here?
Always check search limits - choose "Entire forum"

I do. I wondered if it was the short search terms like SR?

Offline George Allegrezza

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Re: Is the search function on this site not very good?
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2017, 07:16:48 pm »
Try Advanced Search.  I get 29 results when using the search box and selecting Entire Forum, but only two when using Advanced Search and limiting results to topics only, both of which, as you might expect, have "SR-72" in the topic title.

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Re: Is the search function on this site not very good?
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2017, 07:28:28 pm »
If you get no results for something you know exists, you forgot to change the search scope. like Grigori shows above.
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Re: Is the search function on this site not very good?
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2017, 07:56:21 pm »
I've never had an issue with the search function unless I was in a subcategory and didn't realize I was limiting my own search.
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Re: Is the search function on this site not very good?
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2017, 09:33:07 pm »
My only gripe isn't with the search function it's members with aircraft/missile names for handles.

But I've moaned about that before.

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