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multiple word searches

Post by GLet71 » Mon May 14, 2012 11:20 pm

I am having trouble doing exact word searches. If I want to search for a thread on say, 'transmission flush', it searches it as two separate words: transmission + flush. Is there a way that I can get exact multiple word searches in this way? It gives a description of how to, but shows a vertical line which I have no way of knowing how to make one with my keyboard. Damn, I have just confused myself again~
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Re: multiple word searches

Post by ARCHINSTL » Tue May 15, 2012 1:35 am

This has been a confoosin' feature for me as well.
HOWEVER - I discovered that by typing simply "transmission flush" it will bring up only those posts which have those two words ONLY - no + or - or | is needed - just enclose the words with quotation marks.
I just tried it again and it worked - only 5 posts popped up, compared to 52 with the +/-/| efforts.

To doubly verify, I tried:
radiator+core = 114 posts with one or both words, whether individually or in tandem;
"radiator core" = 3 posts.


Incidentally, the | mark is the upper-case effort of the \ key next to the ] and } key.
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Re: multiple word searches

Post by GLet71 » Tue May 15, 2012 3:38 am

Ha ha, quotation marks, who would've thought?!
'87 6spd SR5 4WD modified Wagon (Ron, the post-apocalyptic summer ride)
'87 6spd dlx 4wd Wagon (Pinkman Got Nuthin', aka Pinky)
'87 Auto dlx 4WD Wagon (Otto, temporary parts car)
'88 6spd SR5 4WD Wagon (Perry, the parts car)

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