Why does the search function suck so bad? Can't find anything, even by member name.
That search was for both Keywords "search" and "function".Only 3 threads, that seems to suck to me since I have replied in several today, and quite a few before today.
Yes, I knew that John on the user name, it's the general search I have problems with. Even if I know exact wording it more often than not comes up with nothing.If you want to find something relative to a user, you should be clicking on the User's name in a post.
Then choose View Public Profile,
now choose STATISTICS
once there, you can choose all the threads a user has made, DaveO430=247 threads
or you can choose to see all the posts that user made. Only 500 at a time shown.
The general search feature looks inside the posts, not the usernames.
a big difference in how a search is conducted.
Also, the general search feature is best used with a minimum amount of words.
If you include many words, you will narrow the search to only posts that contain ALL of those words.
So what are you trying to prove Ken? You follow me around like a grade school tattle tale looking for little Johnny to do something bad.That search was for both Keywords "search" and "function".
If I only search with the keyword "search" and User Name "daveo430" I get 69 threads.
If I search with only the keyword "search" and User Name "dave" I get 127 threads.
If I search with only the keyword "search" and no User Name I get 500 threads.
All keywords must be found in a thread and if you specified a User s/he must have posted in that thread.
As I said the search function is working as expected.