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    This is the search hack I found. Of course, you have to be a member to see it...

    http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=243997
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    I used to build web sites, forums being a main component of them, and all that I've built with other forum software has been able to search in the way I expect. Whether it come preprogramed to search in that manner, or there is an official or hacked modification to search the way I expect, it has always been possible. It's just a matter of the administrator or moderator willing to implement it. Granted, I have never worked with vBulletin before, but I find it hard to believe that they don’t have a modification for this. And it has always been as simple as literally plugging in the code package, or the addition of a few lines of code in the existing search script page.

    optikalefx, I believe you are right in the way the forum searches, I have noticed that. So sometimes it will be the first 5, 12, 16, 20 threads....who knows until you get deep into the 21 to realise it doesn't contain what you need.
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    Any thoughts or views on this from the powers that be.

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    Not wanting to step on any toes or cause hurt feelings but the search function needs help. I see so much info here and I know the answers to most of my questions are all ready answered somewhere. This forum needs heavy consolidation IMHO. I quit searching when the wikis linked me to the faq that linked me back to the wikis. Lol I was opening so many tabs so I didn't get lost. I had multiple duplicate tabs open. I also found this site easier to navigate on my phone.

    I have noticed some forums have better search capability than others and I couldn't explain why other than I have bester results with the sites who have added the ability to use Google search engine just for their forum. I also kinda gave up searching here when the top hits where all starting at post 1 of a 50+ page thread.

    Nevermind search results 6 or 7 years old. Kinda like reading about tech stuff ya find at hand me down shops these days.

    As I mentioned at the start, no ill will ment by any of this. Its just very exasperating trying to find the info so spread out.

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    I would also love to see search fixed. It is painful.

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