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Old November 22nd, 2008, 22:12   #178
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Originally Posted by Kuro_Neko View Post
I'm not sure exactly how to phrase this suggestion, but altering/improving search engine to accept Boolean strings, also exact phrase searches (I'm sure this type of search has a name but I don't know it) would be very greatly appreciated. For example if I wanted the search engine to return only threads that contain the exact phrase, Classic Army M15a4, I would enter "Classic Army M15a4". As it stands now with or without quotes entering that search string gives me threads containing any combination of one or more of those words.

This is particularly annoying when searching for a specific type of some common item such as mags. You enter star mp5 mags and you get any thread mentioning any type of mags by any manufacturer, you also get results mentioning any type of mp5 gun and anything manufactured by star. This leads to pouring through at least three times as many threads to find what you're looking for.

Other then that the site is great. Thanks for everything and keep up the good work.

I don't know why we didn't have this enabled before. Boolean searching is now enabled, along with phrases and wildcards. Check out the full usage guide here:
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