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Discussion in 'Site Suggestions' started by Kurdain, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Jul 23, 2012 at 7:34 AM
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    Kurdain

    Kurdain [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Issue with searching TW is the following.

    For instance:
    I wanted to search for "bike mounts". I type "bike mounts" in the search field.

    I get results for everything with "bike" and/or "mounts". SO instead of getting useful links I get things like shock mounts, Harley motors, mounting sex positions but nothing I need.

    SO I searched "fender flares", I get everything with "fender" and/or "flares". So you can imagine the tons of results I get.

    Looking at the resulting search terms indicates it is clearly searching the words separately. i.e. bike, mounts or fender, flares. Putting a + between the terms does nothing.

    This is the only forum I go to that does this. All other forums I go to if you search for a term of more than 1 word it searches it as a single term (both or more words together).

    What is the secret to searching a complex phrase to weed out the useless results?

    P.S. Searching "searching forums" results in "debadging '04" and "GMC Yukon" as the first 2 results?
     
  2. Jul 23, 2012 at 7:42 AM
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    mountainprimat2

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    I hear ya, the search bar is a little screwy some times. Btw, was gunna post my bed bike mounts for sale today or tomorrow, you interested? lol they are yakima mounts that slide into the front bed rail right behind the cab. They work for quick release front forks
     
  3. Jul 23, 2012 at 8:22 AM
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    Shaunsquatch

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  4. Jul 23, 2012 at 8:25 AM
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    TacoDawgfan

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    I know what you're saying, I've searched for the exact thread title and at times not even found the thread. :rolleyes: So it really sucks when you are doing a general search.
     
  5. Jul 23, 2012 at 10:05 AM
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    JBloc

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    This.
     
  6. Jul 23, 2012 at 10:35 AM
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    brianv3ntura

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    When I search for something,I use google. Then I type in the name of the forum. Then I hit "more from Tacomaworld.com" after results pop up.

    Example:
    Motor mounts tacomaworld

    If youre getting results u don't want to see,just use "-" and it will not include that

    Example:

    Motor mounts -suspension -shocks -struts -spring tacomaworld
     
  7. Jul 23, 2012 at 10:38 AM
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    Pugga

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    And another well placed thread in the 2nd Gen section... :rolleyes:
     
  8. Jul 23, 2012 at 12:31 PM
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    Kurdain

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    And where is the technical support forum?

    Feel free to move it, this seemed more appropriate than the vendor forums, off-topic, regional....

    So glad I wasn't alone.
    I hadn't thought of the google method.


    For the bike mounts I was hoping to find ones that you just stick the front or rear tires in a slot. While my bike and my wifes bike has quick release forks, our daughters do not. So I wanted to find something that worked on everything.
     
  9. Jul 23, 2012 at 12:35 PM
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    tigerfan00

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  10. Jul 23, 2012 at 12:36 PM
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    You have to use the advanced search function. Use one word over 3 letters and select titles only. Also limit your search to certain sections.

    For bike mounts, only look in the hobby sections. You can also google "Tacoma bike mount" then search the brand on here to see if anyone has a set.

    None of this is rocket science man. Use the extra features and you will find what you need.
     
  11. Jul 23, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    The google search function in the search feature is 10 x better than the software search function.
     
  12. Jul 23, 2012 at 12:44 PM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    Would it be possible to put a "Google Search" search box below the standard one? They did that on the motorcycle forum that I signed up for and it is handy.
     
  13. Jul 23, 2012 at 12:45 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    Um, it is there.

    googler search.jpg
     
  14. Jul 23, 2012 at 12:45 PM
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  15. Jul 23, 2012 at 12:47 PM
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    Pugga

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    I'll give myself the :facepalm: for that one.
     
  16. Jul 23, 2012 at 12:47 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    Edited with pic
     
  17. Jul 23, 2012 at 12:49 PM
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    Pugga

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    I knew it was there, I just wanted to see if everyone else knew :anonymous:
     
  18. Jul 23, 2012 at 12:50 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    riiiiiiiiiiiiiight
     
  19. Jul 23, 2012 at 12:52 PM
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    Pugga

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    Hey, it was worth a shot...

    It's Monday and I gave up coffee completely after 14 years, I'm not thinking clearly :eek:
     
  20. Jul 23, 2012 at 12:52 PM
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    I'm taking the decaf route for a while.
     
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