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How do I use the search feature?


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#1 harryhh

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 01:39 PM

Hello folks,

 

I thought I had seen something on how to do searches. The general rules like +this or -that. Now I can't find it.

 

Could someone point this out to me please?

 

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 02:53 PM

Are you looking for tips on Google Search operators? Or search operators for this website?

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 03:43 PM

I'm looking for search operators for this site.

 

Usually a site has a page that describes the rules that it's search feature uses. I thought I had seen that here last week, but as I said, now I can't find it. So, I'm lookin for information on how to best use the search feature on this site.

 

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 05:12 PM

I did find this instruction page which is helpful, but nothing about operators to use.

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?app=core&module=help&do=01&HID=31&hl=search

 

I'm just about falling asleep, and think I'm going to have to take a nap before trying to see if operators work.

 

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 08:11 PM

Well, + and - also work. I suppose other common operators work too.

 

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 12:28 AM

I personally dislike the fourm's built in search capabilities. I use Google search and use the site operator: site:bleepingcomputer.com. I have a lot more success that way.

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 01:52 PM

Thanks Animal. I had no Idea that could be done. I'll have to try that on many sites.

 

I dislike site search features also. Most don't seem to be very capable.

 

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 01:55 PM

You're quite welcome, that's only one of many useful search operators available in Google.

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