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The Search Function;Posting Threads and The FR Mods

Posted on 06/01/2011 2:06:19 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I always SEARCH before I post. I search BOTH TITLES if there are two. There are numerous times that a search does not show an article has posted in a thread and it has.

Just a FYI for all ya'll mods out there in moderator land that get snarky.

MOVING ON and TO CHANGE THE SUBJECT Where's Obama? Golfing?


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1 posted on 06/01/2011 2:06:22 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Already posted.


2 posted on 06/01/2011 2:08:10 PM PDT by mn-bush-man
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To: mn-bush-man

LOL and how many threads that say the search function is broken even when you search two titles?

Seriously is Obama golfing?


3 posted on 06/01/2011 2:11:23 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: mn-bush-man

LOL


4 posted on 06/01/2011 2:11:29 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: mn-bush-man

> Already posted.

ROTFLOL!!!!


5 posted on 06/01/2011 2:11:35 PM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

this thread is going to close and locked in 3, 2..


6 posted on 06/01/2011 2:12:48 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Do not search full titles. Choose one or two unique words that are at least 5 letters long.

It works.


7 posted on 06/01/2011 2:13:08 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic.com. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: mn-bush-man

Are you a secret mod? Is the list of mods cosmic top secret?


8 posted on 06/01/2011 2:14:01 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I posted an article once after doing a search. Nothing came up, but later I did find a second thread (prior to mine) where the poster had put the author’s name first. The mods didn’t catch me though, as the threads were a week apart.


9 posted on 06/01/2011 2:14:42 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: mn-bush-man

You have won the Internets!


10 posted on 06/01/2011 2:16:32 PM PDT by eyrish69 (Yellowstone Wolves - Smoke a Pack a Day!!!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Aren’t you supposed to mark VANITY on vanity threads? This would seem to be pretty series....


11 posted on 06/01/2011 2:17:12 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

We need a ‘search function’ sandbox ...


12 posted on 06/01/2011 2:18:02 PM PDT by SeeSac
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To: Twotone

I think correct titles and authors are important.I won’t tell on you.


13 posted on 06/01/2011 2:18:18 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Every once in a while, it will work.

Usually the search engine will stubbornly default to keywords no matter how many times I try to search titles, no matter which angle I try to approach the engine.

Besides, why can’t it find the actual whole title???

Doesn’t that strike you as a *little* odd? Is this a microsoft class of feature?


14 posted on 06/01/2011 2:18:32 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 860 of our national holiday from reality. - Obama really isn't one of us)
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To: mn-bush-man

ROFL!


15 posted on 06/01/2011 2:20:32 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: SeeSac

Yeah we do. But I am telling you it sometimes just don’t work.


16 posted on 06/01/2011 2:20:34 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Exact title searches are your enemy. Search for relative keywords (more than one).


17 posted on 06/01/2011 2:21:28 PM PDT by bcsco (..)
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To: null and void

LOL I think we have to do download patches like XP.


18 posted on 06/01/2011 2:22:13 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Jim told us we could snark anytime we want. It’s one of the perks of being a mod.


19 posted on 06/01/2011 2:22:13 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: null and void

Too often, the search feature hiccups on full titles, possibly because of three letter words, which it does not like...


20 posted on 06/01/2011 2:25:14 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic.com. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: Admin Moderator
Jim told us we could snark anytime we want.

Yeahbut, what happens when you jump the snark?

21 posted on 06/01/2011 2:26:23 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Way too many duplicates and vanities. Please read - again. (Welcome Newbies)

Volume 3 ^ | 7-27-04 | AM

Posted on July 27, 2004 4:11:46 PM EDT by Admin Moderator

We are asking that you all follow these simple posting rules, search before posting, use links and sources when possible, and excerpt as required. Please take a moment to read. We need your cooperation.


22 posted on 06/01/2011 2:26:23 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Already posted.

Been there, done that, know how it feels.

:-)

23 posted on 06/01/2011 2:28:27 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Hmmmmm, next time I’ll try dropping the three letter words.

Worth a try, I suppose.


24 posted on 06/01/2011 2:28:55 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 860 of our national holiday from reality. - Obama really isn't one of us)
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To: Admin Moderator

I’m not allowed to snark. So I just post quotes from mods snarking. ; )


25 posted on 06/01/2011 2:30:04 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Libloather; Admin Moderator
Yeahbut, what happens when you jump the snark?

Hey. Hey..........personal attacks aren't allowed here..........

26 posted on 06/01/2011 2:31:40 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Admin Moderator

LOL do you have a secret thread you talk about snarking in?


27 posted on 06/01/2011 2:31:57 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: null and void

For example, let’s pick a current story that is running everywhere in the media...

Cell phones that might cause cancer.

I toss out ‘cell’ because I want longer words. So, I do a title search for ‘phone’ and ‘cancer’.

Voila....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;q=quick;s=phone%20cancer


28 posted on 06/01/2011 2:33:07 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic.com. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: null and void

But it likes four letter words beginning with F or S, like Frak or Snit.


29 posted on 06/01/2011 2:34:02 PM PDT by eastforker
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

THANK-YOU!


30 posted on 06/01/2011 2:34:02 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Search works fine for me. One or two main words from the title, not the entire title, and make sure it hasn’t defaulted to keywords on ya. Spelchek on the other hand.....


31 posted on 06/01/2011 2:34:13 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I have not posted in a week and you go and pick the other subject I posted about today.

I better get to my FReeperholic meeting.


32 posted on 06/01/2011 2:35:37 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

You don’t need to pate entire article titles to search... there is a concept known as keywords - take ONE WORD from a title, and search on that... your choice of words will dramatically impact the quality of your search. And the word should be more than three letters... just a hint :)


33 posted on 06/01/2011 2:36:59 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Just a little good-natured ribbing, FRiend...

;-)


34 posted on 06/01/2011 2:38:59 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic.com. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: Admin Moderator

I am posting to you now will YOU see it or another admin mod?
With the depression has sidebar mods been laid off or ever promoted?


35 posted on 06/01/2011 2:40:57 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

OK...here’s a different one....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;q=quick;s=wall%20street%20baffled

wall street baffled


36 posted on 06/01/2011 2:41:34 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic.com. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I know LOL. My cell phone cancer thread was in blogger land and I mispelled a word in the title so I think we need an edit/spell check button for the title to.


37 posted on 06/01/2011 2:43:39 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
I don't like the way the search is implemented. This is the only sight which has the search boxes this way.

It is not intuitive and annoying.

Why can't we have search like the Advanced search on Google where we can put key words in a key word box, titles in a title box, etc. Or why not just let us type into a box and list the appropriate control words with a couple of examples?

38 posted on 06/01/2011 2:45:50 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Yes.

Yes.

No.

Yes.

39 posted on 06/01/2011 2:49:30 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

I think we should ALL also have the ability to FIRE all of the senate and Congress (but the tea party) and vote to impeach Obama and be removed from office and we all win the lottery.


40 posted on 06/01/2011 2:57:59 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
I always SEARCH before I post.

Well aren't you just special?


41 posted on 06/01/2011 2:58:03 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: Hot Tabasco

LOL I am I am. From now on I will just type Obama and the search will work.


42 posted on 06/01/2011 3:07:52 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Snarky Mods??

HERE??

I’m just shocked. SHOCKED I tell you!

...


43 posted on 06/01/2011 3:33:49 PM PDT by Bean Counter (AdMinn Mod says your feet stink...almost as bad as your breath...)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
There is no simple cut-and-paste function that would allow us to replace Obama with a competent conservative president, however, I believe that getting a better search interface is simply a matter of cutting-and-pasting the functionality from just about any other web site out there.

Why ours has to be so lame I have no idea.

44 posted on 06/01/2011 4:01:37 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I’m the one by the off ramp of the interstate with the “Will ZOT for food” sign.


45 posted on 06/01/2011 4:02:49 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator
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To: Sidebar Moderator

How many Admin Moderators are there altogether?


46 posted on 06/01/2011 5:09:35 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Just pick out an uncommon word or two from the title and ‘title’ search on those. It works reliably.


47 posted on 06/01/2011 6:17:32 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Worst economy in generations? Yup, that's real change.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
How many Admin Moderators are there altogether?

Due to high security risks, you will never seem them altogether. They're scattered all around the globe, hiding in their undisclosed locations, usually decommissioned missile silos or obsolete fruit and potato cellars once used by our Polish ancestors........

48 posted on 06/01/2011 6:51:13 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: MinorityRepublican

Sorry, but we haven’t completed the mod census yet. ;) Actually, there are close to a dozen of us in all.


49 posted on 06/01/2011 10:25:39 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
What generally works best is a Google search qualified with site:freerepublic.com.

All FR pages contain a little Google bug that apparently causes Google to notice whenever a new version of an FR page is posted. That means Google's index is exceptionally up to date for FR pages.

<script src="http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript">_uacct = "UA-2288668-1"; urchinTracker();</script>

50 posted on 06/01/2011 10:37:06 PM PDT by cynwoody
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