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Am I using the "search forum " button the correct way?

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    Am I using the "search forum " button the correct way?


    It seems pretty simple
    click button
    type the word lets say "401" as in the 401 k thread in the off topic forum
    hit return and voila the thread should show up/.


    but they dont. I get no results.

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    hmmmm......

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    Re: Am I using the "search forum " button the correct way?

    vBulletin forum search sucks. I don't think 3-letter words even work. Searching "401k" got results.

    I usually search Google for "searchterm nestreetriders.com" if I'm trying to find something on here.

    (Or "searchterm site:nestreetriders.com" if you want to get fancy and restrict all results to this domain, pretty useful)

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    Re: Am I using the "search forum " button the correct way?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tekime View Post
    vBulletin forum search sucks. I don't think 3-letter words even work. Searching "401k" got results.

    I usually search Google for "searchterm nestreetriders.com" if I'm trying to find something on here.

    (Or "searchterm site:nestreetriders.com" if you want to get fancy and restrict all results to this domain, pretty useful)
    Yep, this. The vBulletin minimum word length is set for 2 but because it uses a mySQL fulltext index I think the effective minimum is 4 characters. And it sucks. Google wins again.

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    Re: Am I using the "search forum " button the correct way?

    Looks like you can use a wildcard in the search too... Searching for 401* got me the 401k thread in the results (which has "401-k" in the title)

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    Re: Am I using the "search forum " button the correct way?

    Yep. I stopped using the search function and use google almost exclusively for all sites, especially forums.
    It is what it is.

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