Any way to make search criteria more specific?

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  1. The Californian macrumors 68040

    The Californian

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    I was wondering if there is any way to isolate a search to get better suited results? For example, if I want to search thread titles alone for "Apple Tablet", is there anyway that I can exclude all of results that solely have that phrase in the body and not in the title? Thanks - Eric
     
  2. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Contrary to what most people say, I believe that the search here works pretty well. In the advanced search, you can limit your searches to just thread titles, or certain subforums, or from a specific (or many specific) poster(s).
     
  3. The Californian thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'm a pretty avid MRoogle proponent and have spoken with edesignuk about this and he told me that this isn't possible through MRoogle.

    I didn't even know there was an Advanced Search option here, the only way I found it was by clicking the "Search Forums" button with an empty search field. I wonder why there isn't a link to go advanced from within search results?
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    The navigation bar on every forum page contains a "Search" Javascript menu that links directly to the Advanced Search page.
     
  5. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    I've actually used the built in search a lot more as of late since google/mroogle doesn't have moderator privileges and can't search certain areas. Now that I'm used to it, the built in search isn't all that bad. I can usually get the same search from it that a Mroogle search would turn up. Or close enough that it doesn't matter.
     
  6. Doctor Q Administrator

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    On the Advanced Search page:
    search-apple-tablet.png
     
  7. The Californian thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Have you ever been in the mall parking lot and have someone ask you where the mall is? Yah, I'm that guy.
     

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