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Old 01-17-2009, 11:43 AM   #1
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The search function...

I have been getting poor results using the search function on these boards. Is there a post that deals with this. Even with some boolean parameters thrown in it doesn't seem to accomplish what I want.

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Old 01-17-2009, 11:53 AM   #2
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Re: The search function...

Well, at least you're trying.

I have had extensive use with this search function and the booleans do suck unfortunately. Couple that with searching for acronyms like MU (muscle ups) which it doesn't take anything less than like 3 characters, and it can be a painful experience.

You might be better off doing a google search of the forum. Their parameters work better and you can use the quotation function to find exact stuff.

[enter search terms here] site:board.crossfit.com

So for muscle ups or MUs or MU I can search multiple different terms and even quote them. The booleans like "muscle ups AND rings" work well too.

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Old 01-17-2009, 12:44 PM   #3
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Re: The search function...

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You might be better off doing a google search of the forum. Their parameters work better and you can use the quotation function to find exact stuff.
nice tip, steve

great to see you posting again - your comments have always been very knowledgeable, insightful, and extremely helpful...so big time thanks!
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Old 01-17-2009, 02:44 PM   #4
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Re: The search function...

I've never thought about using google to search forums, that's pretty nifty. I've had trouble on a lot of sites trying to use search.
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Old 01-17-2009, 05:31 PM   #5
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Re: The search function...

FYI - in case others don't know - the google search for the site is on the main page, just keep scrolling down, I find the search results are a lot more relavant with google than the forum search.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:18 AM   #6
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Re: The search function...

google toolbar makes searching the site even easier, you do not have to remember what to type for different types of search...
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