Is the search functionality hopeless or is it just me?

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wacky jacky, modified 10 Years ago at 6/16/12 1:08 AM
Created 10 Years ago at 6/16/12 1:08 AM

Is the search functionality hopeless or is it just me?

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I've never really had much success using search on DhO. Is it hopeless or is it just me?

Jacki.
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Bagpuss The Gnome, modified 10 Years ago at 6/16/12 1:46 AM
Created 10 Years ago at 6/16/12 1:46 AM

RE: Is the search functionality hopeless or is it just me?

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Hopeless.

Type this into Google:

site:dharmaoverground.org yourkeywordhere
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Tommy M, modified 10 Years ago at 6/16/12 5:01 PM
Created 10 Years ago at 6/16/12 5:01 PM

RE: Is the search functionality hopeless or is it just me?

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Try putting your search criteria in speech marks, e.g. "first jhana" rather than just writing: first jhana, which brings up shitloads more, largely irrelevant, threads. This is what works for me, but I did find the search function annoying for a while since there's no instructions or tips on using wildcards or brackets to refine your search.

Bagpuss, I hadn't even thought of that but it's a good method and can also be combined with the "search criteria" to refine the results further.
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wacky jacky, modified 10 Years ago at 6/17/12 7:51 AM
Created 10 Years ago at 6/17/12 7:51 AM

RE: Is the search functionality hopeless or is it just me?

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Thanks bagpuss and tommy, great suggestions.
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Daniel Johnson, modified 9 Years ago at 10/26/12 5:37 PM
Created 9 Years ago at 10/26/12 5:37 PM

RE: Is the search functionality hopeless or is it just me?

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I tried the google trick and found it just as hopeless. If there are any plans to upgrade this, count my vote as a big "yes."

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