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    Quote Originally Posted by pwillard View Post
    a better search function
    100% AGREE!! The thing is so stupid as has been since I joined many years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwillard View Post
    a better search function
    Quote Originally Posted by rt35ge View Post
    100% AGREE!! The thing is so stupid as has been since I joined many years ago.
    Can you guys elaborate on what doesn't work well? File library searches or forum searches?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric View Post
    Can you guys elaborate on what doesn't work well? File library searches or forum searches?
    The file library search engine doesn't like the word "new" typed in. I always get a "No Search Results" when that happens. Kinda annoying when searching for New Haven or New York Central items.
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    In the Advanced Search you can type the exact phrase as "New Haven" or "New York" and get results.

    I'm guessing it's not working in the general search because common words are excluded. Looking directly on the database, the word "new" shows up over 3900 times in various file descriptors. It's definitely worth looking at changing, though.

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    Regarding searching by "File Name" ...I've thought that having to add .zip to any name is redundant since all the files are .zip to begin with.

    For example searching for Ged Slippermans utility notrees --- the user must use the term "notrees.zip" to find the file. Using only "notrees" will return nothing. How about dropping the need to add ".zip"?

    Expanding the search by File Name capabilities would be nice...entering only the word trees would bring up scenery files, Ged's Utility for OR notrees.zip and who knows what else.
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    A filter on New files search to NOT display Indian files.
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    Something is not right here, as doing a basic search on "New Haven" should work. Being a New Haven fan myself, that would frequently have been my test case for things like searches. I wonder if some upgrade of the database software has caused a problem.

    On file searches you should be able to use wildcards. I.e., your idea of searching on "trees" should work if you search on "*trees*".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nels_Anderson View Post
    Something is not right here, as doing a basic search on "New Haven" should work. Being a New Haven fan myself, that would frequently have been my test case for things like searches. I wonder if some upgrade of the database software has caused a problem.

    On file searches you should be able to use wildcards. I.e., your idea of searching on "trees" should work if you search on "*trees*".
    FYI: Search for *new* yields 138 hits. But a search for *new h* yields no hits.

    A search tutorial or at least syntax examples would help.
    Charles

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    Ran into this recently while searching for GO Transit stock, A search for 'GO' in any form, in any search field yielded 0 results. Yet searching 'Tepper', the author of said GO stock, brought up what I was looking for, which seemed to have many instances of the word 'GO' in its title and description. It's a bit frustrating.

    I do like the idea of a filter to not display Indian files, just because of the sheer number of them at this point.
    -Mike

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    If the filter for new files were to exclude activities, would that help things? Some of us are here for activities, others are here for the models.

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