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Muloc7253
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:28 pm 
 

I think the search function would be much more effective if you could search for topic titles.

Case in point, if I search 'suicidal black metal recommendations' the threads I get are...

Hair
Bands with B-Movie samplies
Black metal musicians: Are they really satanic?
Easier Venom?
Lame/Anti-climatic guitar solos
Black Metal obsessions
Cds for Trade/Sale
Lokisson Records (USA) trade/distro
Furry, scaley, slimey friends and more +

As you can see, the search function is near useless...even when set to 'metal discussion' results take about 10 pages of wading through before finding anything even remotely useful.

However, if you could search topic titles only, how many unrelated topics are gonna have the words 'suicidal black metal recommendations' in the title?
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Thorgrim_Honkronte
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:34 pm 
 

check the "search for exact terms" box.
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carpforest
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 8:30 pm 
 

Yeah I agree with the unhelpfulness of it sometimes.

Thorgrim_Honkronte wrote:
check the "search for exact terms" box.


You meant the 'Search for all terms' box right? I just tried that with the same title and nothing met my search criteria. But if I wanted something with Suicidial themes in it I'd just search the advanced engine and type in Suicidal in the lyrical themes part.
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FROST, SPIKES, SKIN, WAR PAINT, CORPSE PAINT - THE PURE BLACK METAL!

Black Metal from Norway.. that's COLD, WOODS, SPIKES! and all that. FROST! ..and Blashyrkh!

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Thorgrim_Honkronte
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:11 am 
 

carpforest wrote:
Yeah I agree with the unhelpfulness of it sometimes.

Thorgrim_Honkronte wrote:
check the "search for exact terms" box.


You meant the 'Search for all terms' box right? I just tried that with the same title and nothing met my search criteria. But if I wanted something with Suicidial themes in it I'd just search the advanced engine and type in Suicidal in the lyrical themes part.



... He is referring to the forum search.
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carpforest
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:20 am 
 

Thorgrim_Honkronte wrote:
carpforest wrote:
Yeah I agree with the unhelpfulness of it sometimes.

Thorgrim_Honkronte wrote:
check the "search for exact terms" box.


You meant the 'Search for all terms' box right? I just tried that with the same title and nothing met my search criteria.

But if I wanted something with Suicidial themes in it I'd just search the advanced engine and type in Suicidal in the lyrical themes part.



... He is referring to the forum search.


So was I, in my first sentence. Fixed now, separate.
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ikuturiso wrote:
FROST, SPIKES, SKIN, WAR PAINT, CORPSE PAINT - THE PURE BLACK METAL!

Black Metal from Norway.. that's COLD, WOODS, SPIKES! and all that. FROST! ..and Blashyrkh!

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Thorgrim_Honkronte
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:24 am 
 

In any case, I have always been able to find what I wanted using the search engine.
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Visionary
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:34 am 
 

The "Search for All Terms" box never has worked for me. Always comes up with zero results no matter what I put in it.
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Snowgrave
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:45 am 
 

Visionary wrote:
The "Search for All Terms" box never has worked for me. Always comes up with zero results no matter what I put in it.

Same here. Even if you put in "metal" or "the" it doesn't come up with anything. :(
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Muloc7253
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:17 am 
 

Snowgrave wrote:
Visionary wrote:
The "Search for All Terms" box never has worked for me. Always comes up with zero results no matter what I put in it.

Same here. Even if you put in "metal" or "the" it doesn't come up with anything. :(


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