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Do you think the search function works well on BHW?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by thedorf, May 26, 2013.

  1. thedorf

    thedorf Senior Member

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    That is what I posted on a thread just now. Since we are getting some movement (thanks Diamond and all the mods!) improving the board, how about fixing the search functionality? Really, I can search for an exact title to a thread and the post will not be on the first page of the search results screen. That blows.

    How do I put a poll on here - can an administrator or mod help?
     
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  2. Black.Star

    Black.Star Junior Member

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    I also use google most of the time.
    Another feature I really want is being able to sort the threads by the starting date (Not by the date of the last post).
     
  3. The Scarlet Pimp

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    many times i find that it doesn't show the info i want.
     
  4. toughtrasher

    toughtrasher Senior Member

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    This thread is right on, and

    what frustrates me the absolute most, is all the fucking BHW "gurus" and "pros" continue to reply to newbie threads with "use search function" "there's a search for a reason" "f u cnt use search u cnt make mny"

    like come on give them a break, you were once a dumbass too
     
  5. Russian-Czar

    Russian-Czar Regular Member

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    Yeah, Googe search is much better

    here is a search term if someone don't know"

    Type this in google search bar to search BHW
    site:blackhatworld.com your keyword
     
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  6. phracktl

    phracktl Regular Member

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    I like that it doesnt work as expected...its an alternative to Googles ranking

    Use Google to find what exactly youre looking for here, use BH search and you'll find interesting and unexpeted things :)
     
  7. Kimi

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    Advanced search > Search Titles Only, insert your keyword, Search.

    These are the steps :)
     
  8. srinu0812

    srinu0812 Supreme Member

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    +1 to this
     
  9. Russian-Czar

    Russian-Czar Regular Member

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    BHW needs to buy off google so we can use their search engine here. Should not cost too much.
     
  10. dr.Hus

    dr.Hus Regular Member

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    this is what i do too :)
    works like a charm
     
  11. voljin

    voljin Junior Member

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    I always search before posting / share stuff for "member download" section, but still other member tell me that it was already posted. Happen couple time for me, so now Im a bit hesitant to post there.

    So yeah I agree that BHW search function should be improved
     
  12. Black Seagull

    Black Seagull Junior Member

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    I prefer Google search with sorting results by date. I use Google Chrome extension called "Google Site Search" which makes it very easy without typing "site:http://www.blackhatworld.com keyword" every time.
     
  13. FLYqtFLY

    FLYqtFLY Registered Member

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    I also tend to use site:blackhatworld.com your keyword through Google when I want to find something specific.

    I only use the regular BHW search when I want to board on an ASTRAL VOYAGE


    In fact, the truth is that right now, I´ve been sitting here in front of my computers since wednesday night, when I tried to find the Toilette location through BHW search tab, and I entered some kind of spatial vortex.

    Now seriously, listen everyone, am I the only one that sometimes feels like Dr. Gonzo on ether ("Fear and Loath in Las Vegas") when using BHW search?
     
  14. WayneInc

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    To find in BHW you have to use site:blackhatworld.com your keyword through Google when I want to find something specific..

    This is the best option to find ..
     
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  15. BLIXX

    BLIXX Regular Member

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    I think the poor search functionality is a limitation of vBulletin. Not sure it can be tweaked. (?)
     
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  16. thedorf

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    That made me laugh.
     
  17. Wakspiddlevak

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    Search is sub par to say the least
     
  18. john1444

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    The search functions are relatively ok but like everything else i do, i don't rely on one method.
    I always diversify and have alternative or support especially when the wanted result is not forthcoming.
     
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    Yes, it would be awesome to see it implemented one day.
     
  20. Sam Wylde

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    It would be awesome for the Mods to improve the search feature. I get tired of using Google all the time.