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    Improve the search efficiency and accuracy of the vbforums

    I often ask questions in the vbforums. I worry that it will affect others if I ask too many questions. So I prefer to search for answers in vbForums. But I found that vbForums' advanced search tool is very very inconvenient.

    When I search for an answer in the branch "Visual Basic 6 and Earlier", it always shows me other branch content, such as C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, and so on. In fact, I just want to search for information in the branch "Visual Basic 6 and Earlier" and branch "CodeBank - Visual Basic 6 and Earlier".

    Could vbForums improve search efficiency and accuracy (for example, add more search options -- branch option )? Thanks very much.


    Edit: Google is banned in our country, I heard that Google has some options where other websites can use their tools to do searches. If vbForums could integrate these search tools, then many people could benefit from it.
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    Re: Improve the search efficiency and accuracy of the vbforums

    Click the Advanced Search link-> Click the "SINGLE" search tab.

    It has an option called-> Search in Forum(s): which allows you to search a specific "branch" aka section of the site.
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    Re: Improve the search efficiency and accuracy of the vbforums

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    Who knew ??
    Brilliant !!

    Spoo
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    Re: Improve the search efficiency and accuracy of the vbforums

    I'm so stupid, I actually did not notice that search Tab. Thanks Steve R Jones, thanks Spoo.

    I have a few suggestions:
    (1) The default search tab is "Search Single ContentType"
    (2) The default search range of keyword(s) is "Search Title Only"
    (3) When users enter the Advanced-Search page from the "Visual Basic 6 and Earlier" sub-forum, "Search in Forum (s)" should default to "Visual Basic 6 and Earlier "
    (4) "Search by Prefix" should default to "no prefix"
    (5) When users input multiple search keywords, such as: searchterm1 searchterm2, the search results should be searchterm1 and searchterm2, rather than searchterm1 or searchterm2

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    Re: Improve the search efficiency and accuracy of the vbforums

    A few people have suggested that Google will search VBF more effectively than the built-in tools. I have no opinion on that. I've used both extensively, and both seem to have advantages at times. Still, it is an option.
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