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I hate to start this again but : GIM2 SEARCH ENGINE SUX

GOLDBRIX

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I spent a half hour doing searches through the GIM2 search engine and went back through 100s of my post searching for the original post complaining about the GIM2 search engine with no luck.
I tried
I know we had threads talking about flu season in the US.
when I tried the following searches: " Flu Season in the US", "2019 cold and flu season". "Flu Season"...
I would get the following:
"The following words were not included in your search because they are too short, too long, or too common: Flu, in, USA". (Words I feel would be part of any of the searches exclude "in".)
NEVER found ANY threads on flues.
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NEVER found my Original complaint asking members about the Search Engine problem.
 

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I tried you word combinations and still do NOT get findings.

I had to use your addresses you cited. :bang head:

But thanx they got me where I wanted to go.
 

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I tried you word combinations and still do NOT get findings.

I had to use your addresses you cited. :bang head:

But thanx they got me where I wanted to go.
It worked for me. Did you do advanced search?

In advanced search, try "search threads", use "search" as the term to be searched for, check "search titles only", enter your user name in the "posted by" field, and click search.

When I do that, I get 3 results all posted by you. First one is this thread and the second one is the one I believe you were looking for.

Good luck
 

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Speaking of "searches" - I'm really disappointed that GIM2 Member "Searcher" got "booted"... because of "too many posts and threads" (apparently). I ALWAYS went to his threads first.... Enjoyed the variety... Now I come to GIM2 much less frequently...
IMHO if his posts bothered some, all they had to do was put him on "ignore"... Our loss. (I would have put (kept?) him in the "Hall Of Fame" myself...)

His last post =
Trump, congressional leaders clinch sweeping deal on budget and debt ceiling

At this point in time...………….yeah. It's your playground and you can permanently ban me, delete all my posts and get me out of your hall of fame. Will be taking a very long vaca starting today. EYD

 
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I mean it's not Google but this isn't a Billion dollar company (yet). I thought it works pretty well. Way better than the other website search and they probably spent 10x the money.
 

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It worked for me. Did you do advanced search?

In advanced search, try "search threads", use "search" as the term to be searched for, check "search titles only", enter your user name in the "posted by" field, and click search.

When I do that, I get 3 results all posted by you. First one is this thread and the second one is the one I believe you were looking for.

Good luck
Thanks for step by step instruction. Yep, that helps.
 

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"Searcher" got "booted"... because of "too many posts and threads" (apparently).
For 'deleting' his posts I believe....??
 

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If you search using "quotes" it will search for that specific term.

"Too many letters/words also can cause a problem" <<< such as that

Advanced search has more options.
 

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Thanks for step by step instruction. Yep, that helps.
glad it helped. One other thing that will help when doing searche when not using a "posted by" name, is to also make sure that you select 1 or 2 for minimum number of posts. Doing that will weed out all the robo posts, as no one ever responds to those.


For 'deleting' his posts I believe....??
He self acquired a terminal case of TDS and it drove him off the deep end. It was a very sad affair.
 

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Speaking of "searches" - I'm really disappointed that GIM2 Member "Searcher" got "booted".
dacrunch

he was banned or thrown off the site,
he was 'turned off' because he was going all over the forum deleting threads/posts/etc.

I turned off his ability to delete stuff, then he found a workaround and kept doing it, leaving me no choice.

he was trashing years of posts by others,

that was on him, not on us

fyi
 

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He self acquired a terminal case of TDS and it drove him off the deep end. It was a very sad affair.
that is a true statement
 

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Thanks for the "heads up" Scorp - didn't know you could delete OTHER PEOPLE'S posts...
 

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he started so many threads, that when he deleted threads, he was deleting others at the same time.

I still don't have anything against the guy, even though some certainly did, but that wasn't good forum etiquette at all.
 

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Trying to find that bread thread again. Am I in an alternate reality or weren't we just talking there a little bit ago? It's like it's not there search.
:dduck: :don't    know2:

:mining:No worry, I'll keep digging. Might try a spell or two. :troll:
 

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Spell ! More like a hex trying to find anything with the GIM2 Search engine.
 

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