Learning how to search MacRumors

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by Garsun, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. Garsun macrumors regular

    Garsun

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    Oct 20, 2009
    #1
    The "site search" results seem to be a bit random compared to the "similar threats" results.

    Here are the results from searching for "Call failed" and "iPhone 6S call failed" Screen Shot 2015-10-06 at 11.52.58 AM.png Screen Shot 2015-10-06 at 11.55.08 AM.png

    When I created a new post asking about "iPhone 6S call failed" the "similar threats" returned this result:
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    Much more useful :) unfortunately they would not have helped with my issue, but still, I would have liked to seen those types of post return from my search query.

    My question is is there a better way to use the "site search" functionality to return useful results ?
    I am by no means an expert when it comes to Internet searching :(
     

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  2. arn macrumors god

    arn

    Staff Member

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    Apr 9, 2001
    #2
    looks like you are searching on the news side, which is (unfortunately) not a consolidated search. It only searches news articles. If you click on the search icon on the top right of the forums, that searches the forums only -- that's where the similar posts draws from.

    So, you should try the forum search and see if that is better.

    arn
     
  3. Garsun thread starter macrumors regular

    Garsun

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    Oct 20, 2009
    #3
    Wow, Your fast :eek:
    All the time I stared at that page I never noticed that little magnifying glass:oops:

    Still, the results are much broader... How does "similar threats" get such a accurate selection and how can I duplicate that using the search?
     

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