[Forum] Search returns too much results

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[Forum] Search returns too much results

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If I search for "no sound" it returns all with "sound" this is not usefull.
So I can not find known issues.
Maybe there is a query syntax to support this. but i could not found the exact syntax.
The common syntax "double quotes" did not work.

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That is not a bug.

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The smallest word the forum accepts is 3 letters. And indeed, there is unfortunately no advanced search syntax as "between quotes", or -unwanted or stuff.
[Koub] Also moving the thread to This Forum.
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Koub wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:40 pm
The smallest word the forum accepts is 3 letters. And indeed, there is unfortunately no advanced search syntax as "between quotes", or -unwanted or stuff.
[Koub] Also moving the thread to This Forum.
"-" should work.
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One of my first posts on these forums came from a search that returned no results. It still makes me chuckle: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=62504&hilit=train
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"-" should work.
No unfortunately not. "no-sound" returns 252 pages with articles containing "sound". This is not helpful.
phpbb seems to be not the best choice in this case.

...some time later...
For others having the same prob. google does its job
"no sound" site:https://forums.factorio.com/
returns 86 results containing "no sound"
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Kuxynator wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:56 am
For others having the same prob. google does its job
"no sound" site:https://https://forums.factorio.com/
Never tried that before, but using this search string (with just one "https://"!) with duckduckgo also works. No need to google everything. :-)
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(with just one "https://"!) with duckduckgo also works. No need to google everything. :-)
Yes of course only one https ;-) And other search engines also work. Google is default on chrome ;-) so this was the first approach

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Re: [Forum] Search returns too much results

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So using google search is the only way to search for a string that might contain special characters like the '-' or '_'.
such as:
site:forums.factorio.com "create-blueprint-item"

This worked for me. I am too lazy to type the other characters. :mrgreen:

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