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Dylan_Hunt
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Posted Fri Dec 28, 2012, 6:23pm
Subject: The search feature
 

Is there a way to narrow down the return on a search. I think the + sign should mean "and" but it seems to working as an "or". Everytime I do a search with 2 words I get nearly 30 000 hits. Is there a way to narrow this down. Other than the exclude feature using the minus sign I don't know how else to get a good search return.
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Posted Sun Dec 30, 2012, 10:39pm
Subject: Re: The search feature
 

Dylan_Hunt Said:

Is there a way to narrow down the return on a search. I think the + sign should mean "and" but it seems to working as an "or". Everytime I do a search with 2 words I get nearly 30 000 hits. Is there a way to narrow this down. Other than the exclude feature using the minus sign I don't know how else to get a good search return.

Posted December 28, 2012 link

James, what are you searching for?
I might try it and see what's what.

Also, if you Google it, there's a VERY good chance the first few responses will be CG threads.

 
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Dylan_Hunt
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Posted Mon Dec 31, 2012, 1:31pm
Subject: Re: The search feature
 

I tried my search with google. It didn't really help. I tried all of the boolean operators on the website. I tried with quotes. Nothing seems to narrow down the hits. For example, I was searching discussions on Portafilters. I got almost 30 000 hits. when I added another word with the plus sign I got even more hits. I wanted to see discussions regarding whether it is safe to use a portafilter that has been dulled in the dishwasher. After many futile searches I posted a question on the board and got 6 replies. However, that doesn't solve the problem with the search feature. So is this a bug or I don't know what I am doing.
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Posted Mon Dec 31, 2012, 1:38pm
Subject: Re: The search feature
 

Dylan_Hunt Said:

I tried my search with google. It didn't really help. I tried all of the boolean operators on the website. I tried with quotes. Nothing seems to narrow down the hits. For example, I was searching discussions on Portafilters. I got almost 30 000 hits. when I added another word with the plus sign I got even more hits. I wanted to see discussions regarding whether it is safe to use a portafilter that has been dulled in the dishwasher. After many futile searches I posted a question on the board and got 6 replies. However, that doesn't solve the problem with the search feature. So is this a bug or I don't know what I am doing.

Posted December 31, 2012 link

Well, your search subject is (IMO) obscure, in that I know of no one who ever washed their PF in a dishwasher! Why would you do that?
It is chromed brass (unless it is a cheapo).
Thus, I'd be surprised if there would be a link.

If you searched "Clean an espresso machine's Porta-filter" or just "cleaning a Porta-filter" you might see LOTS of threads specific to you...but prolly not referring to a dishwasher cleaning.
Just my take.

 
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Dylan_Hunt
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Posted Tue Jan 1, 2013, 9:26am
Subject: Re: The search feature
 

Hello IMAWriter and thanks for the reply. Regarding your suggestions:

When I tried "cleaning a Porta-filter" in the search box with the quotes, your search engine returned 32809 results. When I tried without the quotes I got the exact same results.

When I tried "Clean an espresso machine's Porta-filter" with the quotes, the search engine returned an error twice. What I would like to be able to do on the website is to narrow down the results to something way more manageable. Over 30 000 results is way too much to look through.

Happy New Year.
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Posted Mon May 13, 2013, 10:27am
Subject: Re: The search feature
 

Sorry to bring this one back to the top, but I've been having the same issue with the "+" sign working like an "or" instead of an "and".  

I searched for "oscar +portafilter".
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Posted Mon May 13, 2013, 11:33am
Subject: Re: The search feature
 

In google, type this:

site:coffeegeek.com oscar portafilter


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Posted Wed Jun 5, 2013, 7:34am
Subject: Re: The search feature
 

That works but I got,

About 274,000 results (0.28 seconds),

that leaves a lot of things to look at.


If you use our search engine, check the topic box not the posts box, it narrows things down a lot and avoids finding a word in a reply to a topic that is not related to what you want to look at. Hope this helps at least a little!

 
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Posted Wed Jun 5, 2013, 1:45pm
Subject: Re: The search feature
 

MatP Said:

In google, type this:

site:coffeegeek.com oscar portafilter

Posted May 13, 2013 link

calblacksmith Said:

That works but I got,

About 274,000 results (0.28 seconds),

that leaves a lot of things to look at.

Posted June 5, 2013 link

If you use site: as recommended but put quotes around the search terms thus: "oscar portafilter", one gets 138 hits.  Would this be an easier batch to peruse?
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