Boolean search possible ?

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    I'm finding it increasing difficult to search for specific topics in posts .. Is there a way to make the search feature accept boolean operators?

    Basically when I run a search on two terms, I want to find A AND B, not A OR B.
     
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    would be useful

    I agree it would be a useful tool to hunt out old posts.

    Bob
     
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    I've given up searching on here and do my searches through Google, adding motorhomefun to anything.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Yes, it is very frustrating at times..

    with this number of Threads: 44,550, and Posts: 542,789 (today's stats)

    by comparison, a needle in a haystack would be easy
     
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    If you took more care of your posts you wouldn't need to search for em:Doh:
    Tip---- I keep all mine buried at least 3 feet in the ground, there always found were i left em
     
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    It works, and very accurately for the search i did, not saying it will be the same for all. Thanks very much for this very useful hint.
     
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    You can use the site:http............ on any website..


    if you wanted to search on here for Munchie and NOT sex, they the following would work, not tried it, but having a - before the word will eliminate it from your searches

    Munchie -sex site:http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk


    If you want to look for something specific, such as ShiftZZ is great then encase in " " eg

    "ShiftZZ is great" –Munchie -Sundance site:http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk

    You can also search within a specific document type e.g. pdf

    "ShiftZZ is great" filetype:pdf site:http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk

    Enjoy
     
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    I know i will forget this, so I have saved the google search page as a bookmark, all I need to do later is call up the bookmark and change the various parameters.
     
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    yes
    :thumb:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Google Custom Search

    Perhaps in Jim is agreeable and time permitting, he could insert a Google Custom Search box and have it on the home page .. ?

    I have tried it and it works well.. the code is generated by Google.

    http://www.google.co.uk/cse/?hl=en
     
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