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joshdr77
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2003 6:07 am    Post subject: dodgy search Reply with quote

each time i search for something i can never find what i want.....gentoo forums have a dodge seach engine.......drives me crazy...

i type in kernel...................................................about to hits for kernel comes up.......i type in kernel 2.5.xx and nvidia.....even though i have read pages with these words on it..........they dont come up..

im wondering if anyone else thinks the forum search engine is dodgy? i sure do
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2003 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moving from OTG to Forums Feedback. Perhaps this post can at least shed some light on why things are the way they are, even if it can't make you like them any better. Sorry.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2003 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The phpBB search function does leave some to be desired. I've found that almost always I get better results by choosing "search for all terms". Also, it works better with search terms three letters or longer (unforutnately, lots of linux terms are shorter), and searches containing version numbers tend to be the most hopeless.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2003 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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