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How do you use the XenForo search?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Liam W, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    For some reason, forum search engines just do not work for me.

    It took me at least 6 attempts for it to show me @Chris Deeming's Addon install and upgrade addon...

    And now I can't find the addon that checks for a XenForo license... (if anyone can link me, thanks ;)).

    So, how do you use the XenForo search system, and what am I doing wrong?

    Liam
     
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

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  3. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It's not called that, that's why.

    Sometimes it's just a case of being less specific. You probably wouldn't find it in a title search for "Install and Upgrade" either because it's titled "Install & Upgrade".
     
  5. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    It's just a pain...

    If it used an OR system, it would work fine, but no...

    Oh well...
     
  6. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It's not a pain. It works fine. Just search for the right things :)
     
  7. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    Well, it depends on what you take 'the right things' to be... :)

    Liam
     
  8. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    One thing which is maybe obvious but often annoys me as I forget.

    Make sure you untick "search this forum only"
     
  9. melbo

    melbo Well-Known Member

    Can we set this is unticked by default? I think this would help my users greatly - better to give them too many results than no results.
     
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  10. Daniel Hood

    Daniel Hood Well-Known Member

    Or, you'd get completely irrelevant results. By default each word is required, if you want to use "OR" use | to separate the terms. Example: install |and |upgrade
     
  11. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    This thread was over a year old :rolleyes:
     
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  12. Daniel Hood

    Daniel Hood Well-Known Member

    Oh, didn't even notice. My bad (even though I wasn't the one that bumped it).

    Either way, that's how you can do it though ;)
     

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