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Why Does The Search Work So Poorly?

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by Matt Cutts, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Matt Cutts

    Matt Cutts Registered Member

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    I have enjoyed black hat world so much, and have joined in a good bit. But what is up with the search engine? In general, it does not seem to provide good results at all. I end up using a site:blackhatworld.com google search which seems much better. I can search for a thread using the exact subject name and it does not show up. Why? This is the most frustrating thing about BHW, imho. Is it broken? Why does this happen? This has been a major annoyance for a long time. Can it ever get better?
     
  2. stealthisblog

    stealthisblog Regular Member

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    Its the standard search feature for vBulletin, which is one of the most popular forum scripts out there. Chances are it won't get much better, it is the way it is...
     
  3. shabang

    shabang Registered Member

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    I used to think the same thing ,I hated the search feature until someone pointed out you need to use the 'advanced search' option.Then it's all sweet---search titles only
     
  4. SquirlyNutz

    SquirlyNutz Power Member

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    I don't see any problem with the search feature,and always find what i need in a matter of seconds. ;)
     
  5. springer98

    springer98 Regular Member

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    Yup, shabang is correct. Once you learn to use the advanced search, you can zero right in on your results.

    I too used to get extremely frustrated with the search box but now, I'm like a smart bomb on a laser beam!
     
  6. djedje70

    djedje70 Regular Member

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    none of ur fr#$%ing biz dude!!!
    :):):) Well, with the username you chose, you should be able to fix it!!! :):):)
     
  7. dynander

    dynander Regular Member

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    I've used normal and advanced, but site:blackhatworld gives me always better results

    May be I'm used to search in google more than in vBulleting forums