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Successfully searching this forum

Post by KE0FHS » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:09 pm

I've been surprised at how challenging it is to find previously posted info using this forum's built-in search box. For example, yesterday I wanted to find previously posted info about making the BrandMeister password persistent in Pi-Star. I searched on the term BrandMeister and the phrase BrandMeister password and got this message as the result:
The following words in your search query were ignored because they are too common words: BrandMeister password.
You must specify at least one word to search for. Each word must consist of at least 3 characters and must not contain more than 14 characters excluding wildcards.
Really? BrandMeister is too common?

Anyway, the solution is to do a site search in a search engine. For example, using google.com:
site:https://forum.pistar.uk/ brandmeister password
returns a page of results and the first two results were the topics I was looking for.
73, Toshen, KE0FHS
Playing with Pi-Star (unofficial notes about setting up and using Pi-Star):
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Re: Successfully searching this forum

Post by MW0MWZ » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:25 am

Thats weird - I'll see if there is anything I can do with that....
Andy

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