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#1

I continue to be frustrated by the search function on this forum.

  1. First, i’ver read that search capabilities were upgraded about a year ago, but don’t see any documentation. Is there any?
  2. Here’s my first question i would look up in the documentation: Is it possible to search for two keywords, as in BOTH (AND) keywords? OR seems default but of course it can churn out huge result lists.

#2

There are some big changes coming. Lets hope search will be better then.


#3

Actually yes, just use + but we agree this need to be documented better and improved further. We got side tracked for a while with GHI main website.


#4

Example search: "fez spider"
Quotes around your search will look for the phrase “fez spider”

Example search: fez spider
This will search for “fez” OR “spider”

Example search: +fez +spider
This will search for posts containing “fez” AND “spider”

Example search: +fez -spider
This will search for posts containing “fez” AND NOT “spider”

Example search: user:425 "fez spider"
Returns posts by Gus that contain the phrase “fez spider”

Other improvements are necessary but this will help some.


#5
  • works? Great. I tried it without results but i realize now that i pushed my luck and tried it with a phrase in quotes as in: keyword1 + “keyword phrase”. Can you search for quoted phrases with “+” ? thanks for the help.

#6

It would be: +keyword1 +"keyword phrase"
You can only include phrases. Using a minus in front of a phrase won’t work.


#7

Hmm. I can’t seem to get it working. I try: +panda + “y socket” but get over 5k results. (I’ve got the relay ISO x16 module with a Y socket and wanting to find out how difficult it would be to connect it to my panda ii, but that’s a different topic.)


#8

When using plus and minus signs you cannot have a space in front of them. Remove the space between + and “y socket”

I did a search for +panda +“y socket” and it returns posts from this topic only.


#9

@ Matt5 you had space between second + and the phrase

http://www.tinyclr.com/forum/search?q=%2Bpanda+%2B"y+socket"


#10

Yep, works. Thanks, guys.


#11

Thanks, guys! This is great to know.


#12

It also would be great, if there would be an option to search topics only. Else sometimes search result is so long, that I would another search in the result :slight_smile:

If I search for some module (“RelayISOx16” for example), it would be nice to see only topics, where I can choose the one, which is interesting for me. If I see posts from the same topic, it is confused for me.

But thanks for search :slight_smile: