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Using the Search Function BITOG #5456038 06/17/20 12:32 PM
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Am I the only person too dumb to efficiently use the search function here on bitog? It's so complicated to me I just usually don't bother. The "date ranges" frustrates and confuses me. Before 2, greater than 4, months, years, days, don't drop the soap, call a friend, do the hokey pokey, etc.

Is there a reason our search function is different from every other search function I am familiar with? There probably is a good reason I'm just out of the search loop.

Not complaining, well sort of, but not really. An inquiring mind wants to know. sailing


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Re: Using the Search Function BITOG [Re: Gebo] #5456041 06/17/20 12:34 PM
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I just use Google or Bing to search this site. Most forum search systems suck.


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Re: Using the Search Function BITOG [Re: Gebo] #5456049 06/17/20 12:40 PM
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Example...

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Re: Using the Search Function BITOG [Re: Gebo] #5456051 06/17/20 12:42 PM
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Yep, I'm with dogememe here.


I take whatever search criteria I'm looking for, type it into google with "site:bobistheoilguy.com" at the end of it. This will only pull up results on the site that you list.


For example:
"what engine oil is best for my car site:bobistheoilguy.com"


You know what they say, cross threads are tighter than locktite!
Re: Using the Search Function BITOG [Re: Gebo] #5456054 06/17/20 12:46 PM
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Forget about the BITOG search function ... it's never been good.

Re: Using the Search Function BITOG [Re: ZeeOSix] #5456055 06/17/20 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by ZeeOSix
Forget about the BITOG search function ... it's never been good.


Nail on head!


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Re: Using the Search Function BITOG [Re: Gebo] #5456098 06/17/20 01:43 PM
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So to sure I understand, I just type in whatever I am searching for and then a space and then type "site:bobistheoilguy.com"?


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Re: Using the Search Function BITOG [Re: Gebo] #5456102 06/17/20 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Gebo
So to sure I understand, I just type in whatever I am searching for and then a space and then type "site:bobistheoilguy.com"?


Yep ... give it a try.

Re: Using the Search Function BITOG [Re: Gebo] #5456127 06/17/20 02:26 PM
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Better not Hosteen, someone may object.

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Re: Using the Search Function BITOG [Re: Gebo] #5456140 06/17/20 02:35 PM
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Another search function thread, when it's only been two months since the last one...

BITOG is working on it. This subject has been discussed ad nauseum.

Here, for example.

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/foru.../search-hardly-works-anymore#Post5415145

I'm moving this to the proper forum. "General Board Information".


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Re: Using the Search Function BITOG [Re: Astro14] #5456146 06/17/20 02:39 PM
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BITOG is working on it. This subject has been discussed ad nauseum.

Here, for example.

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/foru.../search-hardly-works-anymore#Post5415145

I'm moving this to the proper forum. "General Board Information".[/quote]


That's easy for you to say.

If I could only have searched this forum I would not have had to post again.
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I trust we all see my attempt at humor.

Well, not really as nobody looks at this forum.

My attempt at passive-aggressiveness. spank

Last edited by Gebo; 06/17/20 02:43 PM.

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'02 4Runner 250K
'05 Lex LS430 90K
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Amsoil OE 10w-30
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Re: Using the Search Function BITOG [Re: Gebo] #5456154 06/17/20 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Gebo
So to sure I understand, I just type in whatever I am searching for and then a space and then type "site:bobistheoilguy.com"?


That is what I have done for years. It works pretty good. I don't know if I have ever used BITOG's search function--not that I want to complain--but years ago I came across this google trick (probably on BITOG!) and used effectively here and elsewhere.


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Re: Using the Search Function BITOG [Re: dogememe] #5456307 06/17/20 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by dogememe
I just use Google or Bing to search this site. Most forum search systems suck.

I've seen many forums that disable the built-in search tool and replace it entirely with Google. Others provide both. I'm curious if the forum software used here even supports the Google search add-in....

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Re: Using the Search Function BITOG [Re: hallstevenson] #5456312 06/17/20 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by hallstevenson
Originally Posted by dogememe
I just use Google or Bing to search this site. Most forum search systems suck.

I've seen many forums that disable the built-in search tool and replace it entirely with Google. Others provide both. I'm curious if the forum software used here even supports the Google search add-in....

IIRC, we had a Google search add-on here on BITOG for a little while many years ago. It got removed because it costs money.


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Re: Using the Search Function BITOG [Re: Gebo] #5456362 06/17/20 07:15 PM
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Google has discontinued its Site Search product for site owners, but the crawler still indexes a lot of sites that allow it to.

For end users, the way to restrict search results to a particular site is to use this format:

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site:bobistheoilguy.com YOUR SEARCH TERMS


Obviously, replace the appropriate part with what you're looking for, but the "site:" prefix is the relevant part. Sometimes, you have to get a little more specific with the forum's domain, but here, only the main one is needed.

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