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    I really like the tags idea, philosophically. What I often do, though, is search the site via Google, with a 'site:hammockforums.net' search modifier. You can get a little more complex in the search terms than vbulletin seems to handle.

    Example: Google "jerry chair" site:hammockforums.net
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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    Folks, just like I said above, I adjusted the result relevance weighting. Any 'results' being claimed need to be re-done.

    A single search for the term jerry chair yields 21 threads where it is mentioned, and they are weighted towards the most recent hit (i.e. this thread).
    Thanks AS but I'm still getting 500 hits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Thanks AS but I'm still getting 500 hits.
    I think you're getting the results cached, perhaps in your browser?

    Even a broad search for the word 'chair' yields less than that.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    Folks, just like I said above, I adjusted the result relevance weighting. Any 'results' being claimed need to be re-done.

    A single search for the term jerry chair yields 21 threads where it is mentioned, and they are weighted towards the most recent hit (i.e. this thread).
    I'm sorry AS. I'm really not trying to beat this to death, but perhaps I am not getting what you are saying. I just redid my search using "Jerry Chair". These are my top 7 threads:

    1) Search Function Frustration --clearly we have used the term "Jerry Chair" here...
    2) The Perfect Trees By Stormcrow -- picks out "Jerry" from post #26
    3) Driducks Weather Shield -- picks out "Jerry" post #4
    4) Hammocks for Haiti -- picks out "chair" post #6
    5) Spring MAHHA Hang April16-18, 2010 -- picks out "chair" post #38
    6) New way to get into woods -- picks out "Jerry" post#6
    7) What would you do with... -- first time it picks out the combined phrase "Jerry Chair", post #9.

    For vBulletin, what is the best way to combine terms to ONLY get that combination? " ", +, and, & -- they all seem to give the same results. And all cases I am getting the equivalent of jerry OR chair.

    Again, I'm very sorry if I am obsessing or making this difficult. Also I quit firefox, cleared the cache, logged back on and tried again and got nearly the same results. A couple other random threads with Jerry or chair listed in the top 7.

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    Whoa!

    Something changed in the last 30 seconds. Now 19 of 19 threads list "Jerry Chair"


    But a similar search on "double hammock" still lists many threads with just "hammock".
    So what is the vBulletin preferred way of combining terms for searches?
    Last edited by BER; 02-04-2010 at 13:57.

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    I usually have the opposite problem.

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    Yep...full stop...

    That different people were getting different results made me do some tinkering. It turned out that boolean searching was disabled for Donating Members... I don't know how or why, but it's fixed now.

    Your results should be MUCH MUCH better.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    Yep...full stop...

    That different people were getting different results made me do some tinkering. It turned out that boolean searching was disabled for Donating Members... I don't know how or why, but it's fixed now.

    Your results should be MUCH MUCH better.
    You ROCK! Works great now.

    Thanks.
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    Whoohoo! Thanks AS. Didn't ever try to search much because it was difficult to find anything. Now we will all be "super searchers".

    Many thanks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    I think you're getting the results cached, perhaps in your browser?

    Even a broad search for the word 'chair' yields less than that.
    I get 19 threads with simple search, with this thread 1st. Same with +Jerry+chair.

    PS: Guess that is because of the "Boolean turned off" correction.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
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