Are forum searches limited to ~500 results?

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  1. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

    charlieegan3

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    I was interested in trying to make a guess that the most reliable products by searching in the forum for the name of the product, then the name of the product followed by 'repair'.

    iPhone 5s and iPhone 5s repair
    2015 Macbook and 2015 Macbook repair
    ...and so on​

    The assumption being that the forums that were a higher % about repairs would be less reliable products.

    The issue is that when searching I never seem to get more than 500 results back.

    Macbook Repair (465): http://forums.macrumors.com/search/1781086/?q=macbook+repair&o=date
    Macbook (470): http://forums.macrumors.com/search/1781096/?q=macbook&o=date
    iPhone Repair (only 460): http://forums.macrumors.com/search/1781099/?q=iphone+repair&o=date

    Is there anyway that I might be able to use search to get these results? Or anywhere else I might get this kind of repair data? I can't use Google site search as it doesn't really allow you to isolate products, try this for example: "site:http://forums.macrumors.com/ 2015 macbook repair -air -pro"
     
  2. OllyW Moderator

    OllyW

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    It seems to be set as the maximum number of results that can be displayed. @arn might know if there's a way to increase it.
     
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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  4. charlieegan3 thread starter macrumors 68020

    charlieegan3

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    Bother, I thought we'd got something! Sadly the search only allows you to choose "Newer Than" - as far as I can tell at least.
     

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