A better way to search for information.

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by KentBy, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. KentBy

    KentBy GN, NP, SP&S

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2008
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    0
    I love this site, but the search engine leave a lot to be desired.

    I recently found a better way to search this type of forum.

    Go to Google and put in you normal stuff that you want to find.

    EI "Bachmann F7 shell"

    Now add to the search text "site:http://forum.zealot.com/"

    The hits will be only on this site and all hits will have the other words in my list.

    Now you can use all the power of the google search engine like OR "" ~ and more.

    Enjoy.

    Kent
  2. riverotter

    riverotter Midwest Alliance Rail Sys

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Messages:
    225
    Likes Received:
    0
    N.B.: Omit the quotation marks in the search box.
  3. Art Decko

    Art Decko Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2006
    Messages:
    437
    Likes Received:
    0
    Great tip! Thanks! I will try this next time I want to search on a key word that's less than four letters.

    (Aside - I wonder if the reason for the four-letter rule has to do with the hardware performance cost of indexing the forum text?)
  4. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2006
    Messages:
    1,019
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nice tip, nice avatar "Joe Cool" . Thank You.

    I just tried it and it works nicely.
    I'm disappointed with The Gauge search engine ( minimum word length of 4 ) such as searching for SW9 or CNR


    Jacques
  5. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2005
    Messages:
    2,527
    Likes Received:
    0
    Terrific...!!! :thumb: