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Couple of things

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by PhiltheBear, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. PhiltheBear

    PhiltheBear Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    1) Since moving forum to new server I find that I keep having to re-login. I tend to leave the last page i looked at open on my PC and return to it later to go elsewhere on the forum / look at latest posts etc. Almost every time I have to re-login. Any reason?

    2) Searching for stuff. Are there any genuine rules for the search engine here? Like "fred smith" would find only 'fred smith' or fred smith would find fred, smith and fred smith? Because whatever I try the results seem to defy common sense.

    Is it just me?
     
  2. themagician

    themagician Regular Member

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    '...Regarding the Search function, I find it very good and replied to a thread earlier on this.

    To clarify: When you search with your keyword/s you will get a page that appears to be unrelated to what you are searching for, however, the clever search engine has delved deeper than you would and if you open every single thread presented to you, I guarantee there will be somewhere in EVERY thread, the keyword/s you wanted and, 9 times out of 10, you will find EXACTLY what you are looking for.

    I NEVER have a problem with search engines but you do have to understand how they work. I even have people email me and ask ME to search for things, as I ALWAYS find them.

    Anyway, give it a try, but you must dig deeper.

    If you don't understand this, I will start a thread explaining everything and how to do it.

    themagician
     
  3. PhiltheBear

    PhiltheBear Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    OK - I just tried searching for the phrase "new server" - as that appears in the first post of this thread. What I got was a whole load of posts with 'new' or 'server' or 'new server'. I don't want the 'new' or the 'server' - I just want 'new server'. Nor do I want to while away my life inspecting every thread/post only to discover the result wasn't what I wanted.

    So what am I missing? Are there special rules for the search engine for this forum that are different to other search engines?