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Old 03-10-2008, 04:34 PM   #1
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Question Using the Advanced Search Functions

Is it possible to update the search function to add enhanced capability, such as:

o Ability to EXCLUDE terms (i.e. NOT 996)
o Ability to search for any one of a number of terms (ie. C4S or 4S)
o Ability to search for required terms in conjuction with the above (i.e. PCCB and (C4S or 4S))
o etc.

It appears that the only limit to the immense archive available here at Rennlist is finding the threads on point (and limiting the "noise").

Food for thought.
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Old 03-10-2008, 05:31 PM   #2
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As a Member - you have access to full Boolean logic searches consisting of three logical operators:

* OR
* AND
* NOT

Soooo....... Try searching:

Mufflers 993
Next - search: Mufflers 993 NOT 996

About the 4th thread results - you'll see one pulls and where it's "996" - it's missing...

Food for thought....

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Old 03-10-2008, 05:48 PM   #3
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Hi John -

One more question -

1) Can you add some text in the Advanced Search Window that tells members they can use boolean terms? I never knew that was available to "members".

What else is available to members--college tuition programs for our kids, 401K's, profit sharing, free bagels on Thursdays? Who wooda thunk it.

Food for thought......
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:39 PM   #4
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Hi John -One more question - 1) Can you add some text in the Advanced Search Window that tells members ...
You are asking me to "hack my hack"? R U NUTS??!!! (Yea - I probably should do that )

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.......What else is available to members--college tuition programs for our kids, 401K's, profit sharing, free bagels on Thursdays? .....
OK - the 401Ks were closed last week..?? You missed those?? I am SO SORRY!!! The tuition program - well - closed two weeks ago. The details were four children, grade points of a B- and up to 50% of the tuition expenses covered ? Damn - you missed that one too??!!! HOWEVER!!!! The bagel spiff was three weeks ago..?? I have some left overs though???

How do you feel about three week old bagels????





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How do you feel about three week old bagels????
I'll take 'em!



Thanks, John.
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:28 AM   #6
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Default "how about word groups"?

Is there any abilitiy to search for discrete word groups, ie, via quotation marks?

eg, instead of <964 AND engine AND drop> which picks up dropped bolts, too(!)...
How about something like <"964 engine drop">

(though that last one could inadvertantly pick up the poor soul who literally dropped his engine on the garage floor last month!)
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Old 04-19-2008, 02:17 PM   #7
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Angry Boolean Operators Not Working

Has anyone recently tried using the the boolean operators? I can't seem to get them to work.

I put in the phrase with the AND operator and it keeps returning all threads with any of the words I used in the search.

VERY frustrating...
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Old 04-24-2008, 12:14 PM   #8
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Has anyone recently tried using the the boolean operators? I can't seem to get them to work.

I put in the phrase with the AND operator and it keeps returning all threads with any of the words I used in the search.

VERY frustrating...
You must be a paid Rennlist Member (note the red Rennlist Member designation) in order for advanced search functions to work. - RV

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Here's a search workaround using Google:

http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...103-post1.html
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Search function is now working again.
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OS may have forgot one.. still not working on my end
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Search function is now working again.
Not with me....
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Ummm, with this new initial user interface format, where did the Advance Search function go?

I'm trying to find posting with my user name and certain keywords, I can't seem to find this capability where it used to be under the Search function where I can select Advanced Search.

Can anyone shed some light on this please?

EDIT: NVM, found the answer in post #2, learned something today I didn't know about..........

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