Is the search function on this site not very good?

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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 isn’t the first time that the search function has failed to find a thread that I know exists on here?
 

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Flyaway said:
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 isn’t 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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flateric said:
Flyaway said:
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 isn’t 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?
 

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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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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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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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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.

Chris
 
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