Search Function?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by roadkingsteve, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. roadkingsteve

    roadkingsteve New Member

    What am I doing wrong??
    I guess I just don't know how to use it. When I go to a topic, thread or just in the forum to find other discussions about a firearm and try to use "search" I get nothing. "No results".
    I recently posted a thread about a Ruger .44 carbine. When I search the topic it doesn't even show mine. What am I doing wrong???
    Thanks, Steve
     
  2. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    naugatuck,Ct.
    One button on the search is for threads the other is for posts
     

  3. Is this it? http://thefirearmsforum.com/showthread.php?t=109026

    Another trick is if you click on your username in a post, you will see a link called "find all posts by", which is how I found the thread. Bewarned, this is not really practical unless it is one of your recent posts you are searching for.
     
  4. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    naugatuck,Ct.
    thanks for the info i did not know that
     
  5. roadkingsteve

    roadkingsteve New Member

    Example! If I go to "search" and type "Ruger .44 Mag. Carbine" I get no results. ZIP,ZERO, NOTHING... I know there are threads out there, I PUT ONE OUT THERE. I must be doing something wrong.
     
  6. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Indiana
    It's looking for matches of all the words exactly as you typed them. And the periods seem to be confusing the computers.

    Searching for "Ruger .44 Mag. Carbine" got me zero results, but searching for "Ruger .44 Mag Carbine" (omitting the period after "Mag") brought thirty.

    Why? I have no idea. I'm just reporting what I found.
     
  7. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    Probably because nobody, in a post, used the term "mag.". They either wrote mag (no period) or magnum.
     
  8. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Indiana
    But the thread title does include the period after mag. Maybe the search function doesn't search the titles?
     
  9. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    I don't know. I did notice, that of the 30 hits I got, his thread wasn't one of them.
     
  10. My guess would be that it has something to do with either the search feature in PHP or SQL.
     
  11. roadkingsteve

    roadkingsteve New Member

    Cool, I am still learning. I try to learn something everyday and this helped a lot.
    Thanks, Steve
     
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