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christibrany
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10/05/2016 6:09 pm  

Hello,

A statement by Paul about the wealth of knowledge hidden in the old threads on the forum for the last decade has been ringing in my ears for some days.

I decided to try and see what nuggets I can dig up but the search is not working very well for me. I tried typing in LAM but it is not showing just posts with LAM it is also showing posts with lamb, lame, etc. Then I tried with quotes: "LAM" but that didn't fix the issue.

Does anyone know any computer-fu to type in, to find a specific word, and not a set of characters that may be inside other words?

Thanks,

Chris


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jdes
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10/05/2016 7:58 pm  

Hi,

Try searching " LAM " - that is with spaces between LAM and the quotes. I get 370 results which seems reasonable over posts going back years.


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jdes
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10/05/2016 8:18 pm  

Sorry for the second post, but you can possibly narrow searches using something like this for example (with apologies to Michael but I thought there would be a good chance he'd commented on LAM somewhere)...

" LAM " " Staley "

This has spaces between term and quotes and brings back 16 results.

LAM Staley without any quotes on the other hand returns 146 results.


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eol
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10/05/2016 8:36 pm  

I'm on it. 🙂 I have been playing with options to extend our search system. That's why the site may have been unresponsive some 10 minutes ago - sorry. I had to create search index again. As jdes said, narrowing search should work better now. Wordpress has a very awful search system(they know it and apparently have no intention of doing something about it) so I have to "hack" their system to make it work better. I will continue working on it later today and tomorrow will we get a better search system.


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christibrany
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11/05/2016 10:01 pm  

That is extremely helpful, thank you both!


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