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Re: Search too general?

Postby Kwackman » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:39 am

Forum Admin wrote:But even the mighty, wealthy Google still managed to include .....punch-ups in their results... ;)
They've seen the Musician's Lounge Forum perhaps?! :D
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Re: Search too general?

Postby blinddrew » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:58 am

But no grown-ups! :D
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Re: Search too general?

Postby Wonks » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:00 pm

Indeed. Even "UPS" in quotes still finds those. Sometimes these search engines don't do what they say they do.
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Re: Search too general?

Postby job » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:40 pm

Martin Walker wrote:...I know it's being defeatist going outside the SOS Forums...

But their spiders be everywhere! Little buggers. We can but take advantage :D Thankfully they're not the size of cats! Or are they taking over anyway... :beamup:

Terms can be excluded by the addition of a minus sign, -pick -close... +grown, etc., but i prefer to just skim read the synopsis unless a particular term is overly common.
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Re: Search too general?

Postby ConcertinaChap » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:49 pm

Nobody does searches with proper regular expressions, though :(

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Re: Search too general?

Postby desmond » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:26 pm

ConcertinaChap wrote:Nobody does searches with proper regular expressions, though

Given the amount of people who know how to search using something as sophisticated as "+" I expect supporting regexps might yield somewhere between 0 and 1 searches/year! :lol:
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Re: Search too general?

Postby CS70 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:13 am

desmond wrote:
ConcertinaChap wrote:Nobody does searches with proper regular expressions, though

Given the amount of people who know how to search using something as sophisticated as "+" I expect supporting regexps might yield somewhere between 0 and 1 searches/year! :lol:

Having just set up an ELK stack for a business of mine, I don't want to hear about regular expressions for at least a year :D
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Re: Search too general?

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:40 pm

You talking about these?

http://www.gsak.net/help/hs32580.htm


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Re: Search too general?

Postby desmond » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:48 pm

Martin Walker wrote:You talking about these?

Yep, I can't live without PCRE, I use them everyday, particularly for text search/replacement...
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Re: Search too general?

Postby ConcertinaChap » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:54 pm

After all, Mac OS gives you vim, awk and sed as well as Perl. What more could you ask for?

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Re: Search too general?

Postby desmond » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:55 pm

ConcertinaChap wrote:After all, Mac OS gives you vim, awk and sed. What more could you ask for?

BBEdit.
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