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    Search tool: phrases?

    Checked the FAQ, but nothing seen on phrases. Tried the ggogle method of enclosing with quotation marks, to no avail. Specifically, trying to see if BAUT has mentioned the IMAX movie "Roving Mars". Can our search engine handle it?

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    type
    "Roving Mars" site:www.bautforum.com
    into Google to do a site search.

    and you get this
    http://www.google.co.uk/search?sourc...autforum%2ecom

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    Yes, thanks---but can BAUT's search feature handle phrases?

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    Yes.

    Actually, I don't think it searches for phrases but for keywords - if you enter "roving Mars", it will find posts with "roving" and "Mars", whether they're together or not.
    Everything I need to know I learned through Googling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToSeek View Post
    Actually, I don't think it searches for phrases but for keywords - if you enter "roving Mars", it will find posts with "roving" and "Mars", whether they're together or not.
    Sounds like "no" to me.

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    It handles phrases, but it does so as individual words.
    Everything I need to know I learned through Googling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToSeek View Post
    It handles phrases, but it does so as individual words.
    Still sounds like "no" to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToSeek View Post
    It handles phrases, but it does so as individual words.
    I guess if you want to get technical, the OP did ask if it "handled" phrases. It does, but it doesn't "search" for phrases.

    I took the spirit of the post and expanded on "enclosing with quotation marks"

    Although; I've only tried it on Google, but never on GGogle.

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    Okay---looks like Frog march's suggestion for phrase-searching rules!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarongsong View Post
    ...Hee-hee: Capital One
    Ok; thats the second comment...time to change it.

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    This should be a "sticky", IMO. I have tried numerous ways to get a phrase search accomplished, but no luck.

    Frog March seems to have given us the best answer.
    We know time flies, we just can't see its wings.

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    Re: Search tool: phrases?

    Quote Originally Posted by pghnative View Post
    Originally Posted by ToSeek
    It handles phrases, but it does so as individual words.
    Still sounds like "no" to me.
    One gets the feeling that, to pghnative, that's a "no".


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    Re: Search tool: phrases?

    Quote Originally Posted by NEOWatcher View Post
    [edit]Although; I've only tried it on Google, but never on GGogle.
    GGogle? Is that the version of Google for geriatrics with poor eyesight? Sign me up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frog march View Post
    type "Roving Mars" site:www.bautforum.com into Google to do a site search.

    and you get this...
    I am getting this

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    Odd, it works for me.
    We know time flies, we just can't see its wings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by please View Post
    I am getting this
    Apparently there is a difference with the UK version of google.

    Usually what I do is just put "Bautforum" as a word in the search rather than a site. Some unrelated stuff does show up, but by using the "more results from" gets me to the appropriate syntax for a site only search.
    The syntax for a site search is not second nature to me, so this is faster for me.

    I am trading off extra typing and syntax for an extra click, and possible extra second or to to identify the result being from baut.

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