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Searching Forum For Phrases?

Discussion in 'UO Players Corner' started by unified, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. unified

    unified Guest

    I am having difficulties trying to search for phrases in the forums. For example, if I am viewing this forum, I am trying to search for posts containing the phrase "greater dragon" without the quotes. Nothing I try will get me any posts containg that exact phrase, although I will get posts containing either or both words. I've tried everything typical for search engines, including surrounding the phrase in quotes. This is the case for ANY phrases I try to search. Is there a FAQ or guide that can help me? I want to avoid asking questions that have already been answered in the forums.

    I did email this question to stratic's support, but it has been two weeks, and no response.
     
  2. Taylor

    Taylor Former Stratics CEO (2011-2014)
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    The problem is not Stratics--it is vBulletin. Their search capability is just not good. This is true for all forums who use vBulletin. Personally, I use Google to search Stratics. To search forums, type the following in the Google search bar:

    site:vboards.stratics.com "greater dragon"

    To search the UOStratics website, type the following in the Google search bar:

    site:uo.stratics.com "greater dragon"
     
  3. Gem

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    Thank you--this is very helpful :)
     
  4. unified

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    Thanks, Syrus. :bowdown:

    That is indeed helpful information, especially since I can narrow the search to a specific forum like this:

    site:vboards.stratics.com/uo-tamer "greater dragon"

    Even better was my discovery that you can also search the forums with Yahoo, etc. What joy!

    It's sad that it is not added to Stratic's FAQ. :(
     
  5. BluDjinn

    BluDjinn Journeyman

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    Thank you Syrus of Gahd.

    This works so well that I added this thread to my favorites list in the UO folder.

    I forget stuff if I don't leave myself a trail to follow.
    I'm a 13 year vet and I learn and often forget something new everyday.

    But my Doctor figured out what's wrong with me.
    At 57 I'm starting to age in dog years.


    :sleep2:
     
  6. Taylor

    Taylor Former Stratics CEO (2011-2014)
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    It's nice to be helpful for a change, lol. This method will work for any website. I use it all the time. :)