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#1 Auxin

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Posted Today, 03:36 AM

Why is such an unsophisticated, almost infantile, search engine the dominant one?

Search for a string of words and it'll return tons of results missing the most important search term. No way to say 'all terms, damnit' or specify priority.

It ignores characters. When I say 90° I damn well mean 90°, if I say 90% no you can not remove the %!

It also changes words. If I say 'machine' I usually dont mean machinery or machining or machinations or macadamias or mangosteens, I mean machine!

 

Is there any search engine that will actually search for what you enter? Perhaps with function modifiers, like a + for 'you damn well better include this' or a # for 'ok, you can include purported synonyms on this word'.


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Posted Today, 05:50 AM

include the search term in quotation ("") marks and it'll search exactly


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#3 Auxin

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Posted Today, 07:04 AM

...well what the hell, I just tried quotations on individual words and special characters and that works properly now. Thanks for that.

 

Is there at least a list of google search options and how they work (better than what google provides) and directory of special google things like google scholar (which is almost impossible to stumble into unless you know its name)? The default google gateways really dont give much in terms of options.



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Posted Today, 10:02 AM

Is there at least a list of google search options and how they work (better than what google provides)

 

Look up "Boolean search operators google". The wikipedia page "Google search" is a good starting place, explains the basics on how things are ranked.



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Posted Today, 10:46 AM

oh dear auxin

 

its true what they say about really smart people.

 

they can be really dumb at times!

 

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-just because replies haven't been thick n fast in the affirmative to your theorizing , doesn't necessaily mean no-one here cares or understands you , or even that they're asleep because they're not arguing your point the way you see the world and how each paradigm fits into that. I've read so many wondefully worded and DEEP shit on sab over the years, that it rivals published works in some cases.....bloody not as dry that's for shiz. Personally, i'd say, some people here know what you are saying, have probably explored the presented ideas in their own time previously but naturally, would rather, skip, run, twirl and dance to the beat of their own drum when it comes to these matters. So just because someone for example, does not want to fill in a space on your dance card, does not mean that you should stop airing your views for discussion. How many times does a thread metamorphosize like some organic creature flapping it's wings for the first time here in sabland.... and in the end -the seeker finds at the very least- some answers to their question. Alot of the time you need to knead that dough thoroughly before it's ready for the oven tin. -quote from etherealdrifter