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Question: Do you feel forum search function helpful?
oh yeah! - 4 (26.7%)
so so... - 3 (20%)
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March 10, 2012, 09:57:10 PM
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I seldom got what I was searching for... the relevancy rating is very irrelevant, but why? 
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March 10, 2012, 10:03:17 PM
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mainly because the search results are by post, not by topic.

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March 10, 2012, 10:33:28 PM
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mainly because the search results are by post, not by topic.
"by post" means by the number of posts in the thread? it doesn't' seem to be so.
Googling "bitcoin forum" + keyword usually gives me better results...... I worship my google God
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March 10, 2012, 10:35:59 PM
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Googling "bitcoin forum" + keyword

i'm still searching for a search engine that doesn't suck.

have you noticed how google's 'verbatim' search, isn't?
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March 10, 2012, 11:47:02 PM
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Googling "bitcoin forum" + keyword usually gives me better results...... I worship my google God
the proper way is to add "site:bitcointalk.org" in the search query. Tongue

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March 11, 2012, 02:51:43 AM
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Googling "bitcoin forum" + keyword usually gives me better results...... I worship my google God
the proper way is to add "site:bitcointalk.org" in the search query. Tongue
Correct.. thanks for reminding, I almost forgot this.
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March 12, 2012, 03:03:00 AM
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mainly because the search results are by post, not by topic.
"by post" means by the number of posts in the thread? it doesn't' seem to be so.
Googling "bitcoin forum" + keyword usually gives me better results...... I worship my google God

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March 13, 2012, 06:05:46 AM
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just got this google fail while at work:


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March 13, 2012, 06:11:14 AM
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just got this google fail while at work:



This is due to google's search heuristics...they try to search via the pronunciation of the word they deem to be off-target.
In this case "aussie" was deemed as "us" as the pronunciation are similar plus US gives more results then aussie.

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March 13, 2012, 06:34:34 AM
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This is due to google's search heuristics...they try to search via the pronunciation of the word they deem to be off-target.
In this case "aussie" was deemed as "us" as the pronunciation are similar plus US gives more results then aussie.

in other words, they failed the comprehend the meaning of the word 'aussie' in this context.
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March 13, 2012, 06:42:06 AM
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This is due to google's search heuristics...they try to search via the pronunciation of the word they deem to be off-target.
In this case "aussie" was deemed as "us" as the pronunciation are similar plus US gives more results then aussie.

in other words, they failed the comprehend the meaning of the word 'aussie' in this context.
Hey, I would be more afraid if they completely comprehended everything  Grin

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