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Ted Hamilton



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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 4:23 am    Post subject: Search sux! Reply with quote

I love this site....but I have to say that the SEARCH here leaves a LOT to be desired. Sometimes it gets me what I'm looking for, but lately it seems I usually get 0 or 10,000 results with very little matching to my query, even if I use ""'s or AND, OR, and specify CONTAINS ALL... I don't know if it's swamped, or what, but not a smooth experience. Any way to update that function? Maybe the new site will have a different one? Thanks,
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have to narrow your search to a specific forum section, and be direct in the key word you want it to find. Give me an example?
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tried ("MARI" OR "Mari" OR "mari") with no luck... when in most searches that would've turned up any post that had any of those included verbatim...
As I said, results have varied. Some searches are good, but I shouldn't have to narrow it to a specific forum -- it should search across all subforums for whatever "" verbatim I put.... I really do like this board, but the search frustrates me. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I use the ""'s I get zero results and if I don't put quotes it returns partial matches, which it shouldn't do unless I specify the "*" wildcard...
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First off, what is Mari? It helps to know what your searching for.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its a brand of chassis.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still lost? News to me. This is what I got when I pulled it up on Google: http://www.ekartingnews.com/viewtopic.php?t=1804&sid=67ce82423270a9686b60c480d483fde0

http://www.delta-mari-kart.com/

I got more search results for Mario Kart then an actual chassis.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the search worked like Google's, I wouldn't be here complaining... Wink

I should be able to do "searchword" and get all results that contain exactly "searchword". I should be able to weed out results wtih "-thisword", and if I put OR I should get "thisword" OR "thatword", and if I want both "thisword" AND "thatword", but the search function doesn't operate like the preceeding directions say it should. Try it... There's a couple of threads with a title or content of "Mari". Do a search just on "mari", "Mari", or "MARI" and you'll get nothing. mari without quotes produces results with every word that contains mari, like MARIgold or priMARIly.... Frustrating. And this is true of lots of other search words too. I'm not sure what bogs it down or give hyperresults, I'd just like a reasonable search engine. Smile

When's the new site coming? Perhaps my concerns will all go away then?
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New site is coming. To be honest, I never have heard of the kart or seen any topic regarding the kart. Thus why a search would pull up stuff not related to it. Again, this forum is 2002 technology. You best bet is to search on google and find out what you need that way.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can use google to search specific sites too.. for example....
site: ekartingnews.com mari

http://www.ekartingnews.com/viewtopic.php?t=90718
http://www.ekartingnews.com/viewtopic.php?t=1804&sid=67ce82423270a9686b60c480d483fde0

Yeah to be honest David I haven't seen a Mari since I was racing in FA 99ish. Looks like Tom Argy imported them at some stage.
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a hard time using and understanding the search section too. {MAYBE ITS ME} I sometimes use google to due a search to weed out unwanted topics. a more user friendly search tool would be great. its a great site none the less, and I really enjoy reading the topics here.[/list]
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The search function seems pretty awesome now, doesn't it? Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, yes it does....
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, yes it does....
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