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Why does the search function suck so bad? Can't find anything, even by member name.
 

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Why does the search function suck so bad? Can't find anything, even by member name.
It seems to work fine here.
A search for Keyword(s) "search function" User Name "daveo430" finds three threads, two of them from today.:?
 

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It seems to work fine here.
A search for Keyword(s) "search function" User Name "daveo430" finds three threads, two of them from today.:?
Only 3 threads, that seems to suck to me since I have replied in several today, and quite a few before today.
 

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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.
 

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Only 3 threads, that seems to suck to me since I have replied in several today, and quite a few before today.
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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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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.
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.
 
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