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Old 16.06.2010, 21:46
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How to search englishforum quickly and effectively

I just discovered the most effective way to search English forum - more useful than the inbuilt Search feature.

From www.google.com type:

site:englishforum.ch "searchterm"
  • use the quotes to search for a short phrase in its entirety
  • otherwise the quotes are not required
You will see how your search term appears in a given post or thread (rather than just the threads where it appears).

It is possible to search for short search terms like "3a" which are not allowed by the forum software.

The same trick can be used to confine a search to any given site, usually more effectively than that site's own search functionality.

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Old 16.06.2010, 21:47
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Re: How to search englishforum quickly and effectively

Ok but if you are already here then....
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Old 16.06.2010, 21:49
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Re: How to search englishforum quickly and effectively

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I just discovered the most effective way to search English forum - more useful than the inbuilt Search feature.

From www.google.com type:

site:englishforum.ch "searchterm"
  • use the quotes to search for a short phrase in its entirety
  • otherwise the quotes are not required
i guess google can't find posts in threads that are only accessible with a valid account?
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Old 16.06.2010, 21:52
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Re: How to search englishforum quickly and effectively

Also available on this thread ( or on my sig )
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Old 16.06.2010, 21:56
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Re: How to search englishforum quickly and effectively

And don't forget the handy EF search plugin... (thanks again, sygirl)
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