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I don;t know if i made this comment somewhere but it's probably the main problem i have with the workings of the site, which are pretty good over all. 

If i do a search i can't use the usual quotations, AND OR or other what do they call them, Boolian functions. 

If i put "chocolate cake" even with quotes, i get everything with chocolate and every cake. 

I find that if i want to find something on cheftalk, i have to go to Google and put in "cheftalk" "chocolate cake" if i want to actually get a chocolate cake recipe on cheftalk.  (of course chocolate cake is just an example, and would be too vast a search anyway, but say, i want to find if i posted my recipe for gnocchi di zucca so i put "gnocchi di zucca" OR "pumpkin gnocchi" OR "squash gnocchi" i get every gnocchi recipe, every squash recipe, etc. 

 

It's particularly annoying because when someone asks a question and it's been treated before, someone will always say, and you can often hear the annoyance coming out through the words on the screen, that it';s already been asked on this site and do a search.  GOOD LUCK!  that's not a helpful answer, first of all, and it's not possible to actually do a search using the search function. 

 

Or if there is, i don;t know how, and maybe most others don;t know how. 

 

Can something be done about that?

thanks

 

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post #2 of 4

The search often has been pretty good and one of the initial features that attracted me to the platform. As we have grown though it is now not as user friendly. We can always log bugs etc with the platform and let them work on it but it can take quite a bit of time to get them implemented.

 

One of the best things you (everyone actually) can do is "Tag" threads so that when users search they find them. Tagging is really the quickest solution to this problem I believe.

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Nicko 
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Hi Nicko,

The problem arises often when i want to post something and don't remember if i already have, or if someone else has and i haven't seen it.  It frequently happens that someone comments with a very annoying "this was treated in another thread - look it up."  Well, good luck.  I usually can't find anything.  So yes, i guess we could tag threads, but actually i have no idea how to do it, it would rarely occur to me if i did, and anyway, if nobody ever tagged the thread that i'm being told to look up, how will i find it?   

Can't a boolian search function be inserted into the search option? 

 

"Siduri said, 'Gilgamesh, where are you roaming? You will never find the eternal life that you seek...Savour your food, make each of your days a delight, ... let music and dancing fill your house, love the child who holds you by the hand and give your wife pleasure in your embrace.'"
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post #4 of 4

The search function is quite a bit better than what we had on VBulletion, but is not without its flaws.

 

For more detailed searches, I find it more productive to use google and limit the search to just cheftalk.com.  You can do this in the advanced fields, or in the default box by including site:www.cheftalk.com as the last search term. No spaces, no quotes, no italics required either just all run together.

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