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  • #16
    Re: How Do I Use The Search Feature

    I just searched double word root ranger and got what I needed all the way back to 2006.
    Has it always been like this.
    I thought I remembered it being the way Bob D. explained it,anytime both words were mentioned together or apart.
    I'm spun
    Either way I feel confident in getting what I'm looking for.

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    • #17
      Re: How Do I Use The Search Feature

      Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
      By using the terms - pressure washer hose - I got 138 results (too much to read)

      By using the terms - pressure washer hose replacement - I got 6 results including one you started in July 07.

      By using the terms - pressure washer hose kink - I got 5 results but only one had to do with the washer hose.

      The more information you put in your search the fewer results you will get. If you don't find what you want you can always take information out of your search but you will have more reading.

      Mark
      Me too.

      J.C.

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      • #18
        Re: How Do I Use The Search Feature

        I much prefer Google as a search engine but I doubt there are any web site templates that come with anything close to Google so you have to try to work around what is available.

        Mark
        "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

        I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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        • #19
          Re: How Do I Use The Search Feature

          Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
          By using the terms - pressure washer hose - I got 138 results (too much to read)

          By using the terms - pressure washer hose replacement - I got 6 results including one you started in July 07.

          By using the terms - pressure washer hose kink - I got 5 results but only one had to do with the washer hose.

          The more information you put in your search the fewer results you will get. If you don't find what you want you can always take information out of your search but you will have more reading.

          Mark
          This is the method I use here and on Google. I try to bound my search without being too restrictive, but if I get nothing or only a couple of hits, then I expand my search by removing one of the limiting keywords. Sometimes reversing the order of the words can help, or thinking in terms of how a computer would filter can help. Start with the broadest keyword first, then follow with more restrictive keywords, example below

          CAR [very wide search, millions of hits]

          CAR, GM [OK, now we should only see stuff that mentions GM]

          CAR, GM, SEDAN [Only stuff about GM sedans]

          CAR, GM, SEDAN, V8 [Only hits about GM V8 Sedans]


          Reminds me of the way item short descriptions are formatted for Military Equipment and NATO Stock Numbers (NSNs).


          Like: Rifle, Caliber 5.56 mm, M16
          or Truck, Cargo, 2-1/2 Ton, M35
          "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
          John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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