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Why does the advanced search function on BHW not work like other Vbullitin forums??

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by junior_divek, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. junior_divek

    junior_divek Junior Member

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    I have learned so much, but this has been the most frustrating thing for me about BHW.

    When you go to advanced search, select "search titles only" then enter your search query and hit enter, it will bring up pages and pages of threads that have NEITHER of my search terms in the title? WTF? It's so frustrating, I can never find anything.

    I have tried using quotation marks around the search terms, tried using + between them, tried quotation marks and +, and no matter how I change it still brings up the exact same results in the exact same order.

    I read somewhere on BHW that somebody said that its because thats how all Vbullitin forums are, but I am on dozens of Vbullitin forums where I just select "titles only" and it will bring up 100% threads that contain only my search terms in the title, nothing else.

    So what gives??
     
  2. Alex Brooks

    Alex Brooks BANNED BANNED

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    It's proabbly been disabled then.
     
  3. junior_divek

    junior_divek Junior Member

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    You mean disable in my User CP, or disabled on the forum in general?
     
  4. Alex Brooks

    Alex Brooks BANNED BANNED

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    In general, searches use up a lot of resources for large forums, searching though every single forum post for stuff, takes up a lot of server resources, which is why websites like warez-bb have sperate servers for the forum, the MYSQL databse etc.
     
  5. junior_divek

    junior_divek Junior Member

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    Hmm, well it sure would be nice to actually be able to do a proper search when all you pros tell all the noobs to "SEARCH!!".
     
  6. angelas111

    angelas111 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    this is true. although i am not a noob i have problems finding answers to things with the search function. funny thing is when i search google, more often than not bhw is the top result.
     
  7. junior_divek

    junior_divek Junior Member

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    Yeah, I have just resorted to using the Google "site:blackhatwork dot com" function.

    There should be a sticky about that, cause this forums search function truly sucks, yet everybody is always yelling at all the noobs to search, when they can't even get any answers with the search function.