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ClintMA
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Searching using commom words?

Post by ClintMA » Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:40 am

I want to search the forum for posts about the "use-livecode list" (because I've stopped getting posts from there and I want to see if the list is down or if the problem is on my end). I didn't use the hyphen in the search because the hyphen would indicate to ignore the following word. But the search engine disallows all three words as being too common. Is there a way to do this?

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Re: Searching using commom words?

Post by richmond62 » Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:19 am

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Something odd going on.
the search engine disallows all three words
Which search engine would that be then?

I'm fair-to-middling this is a . . . Buh, Buh, Buh . . . T post.

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Re: Searching using commom words?

Post by bogs » Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:50 am

When using a search engine to search the site as Richmond suggests, if you want to get any mention of a term, make sure that site: is first in the line. This tells the engine to go to that site, and search it. For instance, here is a comparison with 'site:' and without 'site:' done on startpage (google results without google, but with privacy) -
aPic_withSite.png
To 'site'...
aPic_noSite.png
...or not to 'site:'....
While not a strict necessity for all search engines, it does remove ambiguity for the engine.
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Re: Searching using commom words?

Post by jacque » Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:25 pm

The mailing list is separate from the forums and there is no list content here. The list is archived on nabble:
http://runtime-revolution.278305.n4.nabble.com/
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Re: [SOLVED — Thanks] Searching using commom words?

Post by ClintMA » Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:45 pm

Thanks for the responses to my post.

Richmond62:
Which search engine would that be then?
That would be the built-in search tool for the forum. (I always forget that I can use outside search engines. Thanks for the reminder.)

jacque:
Yes, I am aware that the two entities are separate. I was trying see if an announcement had been made that the use-livecode list was down . I have seen such announcements in the past, but didn't remember where they had been made. This forum seemed like a likely candidate, which is why I was trying to search here. Thanks for the reminder that I could go to napple directly to see if the list was active.

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Re: Searching using commom words?

Post by anmldr » Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:27 pm

I just found this and it looks very useful.

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