Using the Search Function

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BobH
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Using the Search Function

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I'm feeling about a dumb as a whole box of hammers at the moment.

I want to find all posts that have a specific phrase, eg, "license key" in a particular forum or set of forums. I've tried about all the combinations in Rudi's tips.
"Best of luck"= Search results contain the exact phrase specified. Quotes search the entire phrase, not the individual words in the phrase.
I thought this one would give me posts with 'license key' just like that, but I got all the posts that had both words, but not contiguous.

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Re: Using the Search Function

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BobH wrote:
07 Nov 2020, 01:09
I want to find all posts that have a specific phrase, eg, "license key" in a particular forum or set of forums.

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"license key" site:https://eileenslounge.com
I learned this trick from Hans or Rudi, or someone else about two months ago; I'm just not game to try searching for "site:" using the "site:" prefix!

To implement it physically FIRST I go to the site I want to search; in your case any Eileen's Lounge link will do.
But you could as easily jump to any www.chrisgreaves.com page.
Or any "https://historyofenglishpodcast.com/episodes/" page

SECOND I delete the trailing part of the URL to leave just the root.
Thus I might leave "https://historyofenglishpodcast.com/episodes/" as is if I want to search only the episode pages, or I might trim to "https://historyofenglishpodcast.com/" if I want to search the entire site.

THIRD I use the <Home> key to move to the left hand end of the URL.

FOURTH I type my search string and a <space> and then the string "site:". Tap <Enter>

This should work for you.

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"license key" site:https://eileenslounge.com
Cheers
Chris
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Re: Using the Search Function

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Thanks, Chris! I shall put that in a note so that I can remember it . . . if I can remember where I put the note . . .
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Just write a note to yourself to tell you where you put the note... :innocent:
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Re: Using the Search Function

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ChrisGreaves wrote:
07 Nov 2020, 04:00
BobH wrote:
07 Nov 2020, 01:09
I want to find all posts that have a specific phrase, eg, "license key" in a particular forum or set of forums.

Code: Select all

"license key" site:https://eileenslounge.com
I learned this trick from Hans or Rudi, or someone else about two months ago; I'm just not game to try searching for "site:" using the "site:" prefix!

To implement it physically FIRST I go to the site I want to search; in your case any Eileen's Lounge link will do.
But you could as easily jump to any www.chrisgreaves.com page.
Or any "https://historyofenglishpodcast.com/episodes/" page

SECOND I delete the trailing part of the URL to leave just the root.
Thus I might leave "https://historyofenglishpodcast.com/episodes/" as is if I want to search only the episode pages, or I might trim to "https://historyofenglishpodcast.com/" if I want to search the entire site.

THIRD I use the <Home> key to move to the left hand end of the URL.

FOURTH I type my search string and a <space> and then the string "site:". Tap <Enter>

This should work for you.

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"license key" site:https://eileenslounge.com
Cheers
Chris
Or more simply

In the url bar, type in
site:eileenslounge.com x

Hit enter, or your device equivalent, then bookmark it

When you retrieve your bookmark, change the "x" to your search string.

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Re: Using the Search Function

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BobH wrote:
07 Nov 2020, 20:36
Thanks, Chris! I shall put that in a note so that I can remember it . . . if I can remember where I put the note . . .
Or you could bookmark this page/thread until you have remembered to type "site:" before the URL?
Cheers
Chris
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