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#679185 Mon Sep 20 2010 05:25 PM
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 2,736
Shop Shark
..... it is nothing but PIA and gets ignored because it just doesn't work. Hardest search feature I've ever tried to navigate so I will no longer recommend it. Join me in making it an real issue with the management so we can get a real one. Add your vote

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YES we need a new Search Feature (87%, 27 Votes)
NO it is not important to me (13%, 4 Votes)
Total Votes: 31
Voting on this poll ends: Mon Sep 27 2010 04:24 PM

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I'll have to say that while at times it is PIA, I have used it successfully on occasion when I get the right search phrase for a particular topic.

Joined: May 2005
Posts: 9,189
It works sometimes, but like you I too am frustrated.

When It won't work I try a Google search for the word followed by
like this

Doesn't always work that well either...


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If you can make a poll post, you must be pretty darn savy with the stovebolt works and know what you are asking, so you get my vote.

Geez, I hope you aren't a politician. grin grin

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That's the first thing I noticed when I started looking at this site. The search engine is the worst thing I've seen. Good luck finding something.

Other than that...I love this site and it has been extremely helpful!


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I am usually not one to complain but I have never ever used the search feature successfully. Maybe its because I am a computer dummy and don't know how. I sure would be open to a new easier one but on the other hand I would not want to make a lot of extra work for the good people that give us this wonderful site. Without the Stovebolt Page I would never have gotten my sub on the road. Kudos to John, Peggy and Paul and the others that make this such a valuable resource.


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I agree, it's tough to get anything useful out of it. Maybe I just don't know what to search for. Dave

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I think the main problem with the search engine is it is set by default to search for posts newer than one week. If you change that to search for posts older than one day you'll have better luck. It took me a while to realize this because the box is at the bottom of the page. With it limited to one week you usually get nothing in your search.

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I too have used Google advanced search to search only this site.

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