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    How to search

    Lets say that I'm interested in finding 2 words - together like Magic Eraser I'm finding way too many results back on threads containing both "Magic" and "Eraser" separately. I have tried surrounding my query with quotes "Magic Eraser", but still the same results. Am I missing something here, or is this just a limitation of the site query engine?

    Sorry if this has been discussed here before - I did try and search it out


    BTW - I'm finding CSR Google hits using: "Magic Eraser" clubsearay

    Thanks!
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    Re: How to search

    I found this by selecting "titles only": http://clubsearay.com/forum/showthre...t=magic+eraser

    I googled "magic eraser" and found this: http://clubsearay.com/forum/showthre...t=magic+eraser

    Does that help? I'm not really sure what you are specifically looking for.
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    Re: How to search

    Yes the sites search engine is far too inadequate. When I need to find a phrase or a "contains all key words" as opposed to any key words, I use google. However don't use clubsearay as a keyword in your search. Enter this string as a prefix to your search term in google's search box

    site:clubsearay.com "enter your phrase or keywords here"

    This will allow you to only search this site. One caveat, any google search will only be as fresh as the last time they crawled this site. So you may not find the "most recent" posts, but it's great for the older stuff.
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    Re: How to search

    Chuck, so you enter this whole thing just the way it is:

    site:clubsearay.com "enter your phrase or keywords here"


    And then press the spacebar once and type what we're looking for? Did I understand you correctly?

    ON EDIT: Nevermind. I figured it out. I didn't read it closely enough the first time.
    Last edited by Lazy Daze; 05-29-2009 at 07:26 PM.
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    Re: How to search

    Perfect!! site:clubsearay.com works like a champ

    Thanks Chuck!!
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    Re: How to search

    if you do use the search feature on the site use only one word and try to use something that would not be used very often. In your example I would search eraser. We are aware that we are less than adequate.
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    Re: How to search

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    Yes the sites search engine is far too inadequate. When I need to find a phrase or a "contains all key words" as opposed to any key words, I use google. However don't use clubsearay as a keyword in your search. Enter this string as a prefix to your search term in google's search box

    site:clubsearay.com "enter your phrase or keywords here"

    This will allow you to only search this site. One caveat, any google search will only be as fresh as the last time they crawled this site. So you may not find the "most recent" posts, but it's great for the older stuff.
    I vote for this being made into a sticky post. This would have saved me a ton of effort in the past had I known this.
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    Re: How to search

    Quote Originally Posted by sb in gp View Post
    I vote for this being made into a sticky post. This would have saved me a ton of effort in the past had I known this.
    Done
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    Re: How to search

    I have a 2000 SD, with a defective Mercury 3000 Classic shifter. What is the best replacement & are there repair manuals for this service.

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    Re: How to search

    I tried lots of searches unsuccesfully, this method is really helpfull. Im sure more people using this great site would like to know this search method. site:clubsearay.com "enter your phrase or keywords here"

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