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Post#1 by tim » 29 Aug 2017, 00:16


I don't know how many people know this.
But the forum's search is based on words and a lot of times the words searched for is not in the same context as what you're searching for.
Google and other search engines (I currently use duckduckgo.com) do a better job of searching returning results based on relevancy instead of blind word searching like the forum's search.
So whenever you want to search for something on a specific site
you can type in the search for example:
site:gimplearn.net
then your search phrase.
For example if I want to search for threads about polygon art on GL.
I'd type
site:gimplearn.net polygon art
into google or duckduckgo.com
and like more than 90% of the time the first few results are exactly what i was look for.
Forum's search feature isn't as smart as google search or duckduckgo.com.
I thought i would share that.
You can do this for any site by the way it's not just for gimplearn.net just type site:[websitehere] [searchphrase]

If you already know this long time ago then great (I am preaching to the choir). If not I hope you learn something to use in your future searches with any site.

However sometimes new threads don't show up on google or other search engines because they haven't had time to crawl and realize the new content then forum's search might be better in that case. You'd have to make your own call on when to use forum's search and when to use site: search.
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Post#2 by gnerd » 29 Aug 2017, 00:38


Thank you Tin I didn't know this, wonderful information to know!! :gimp_clap:
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Post#3 by Pat625 » 29 Aug 2017, 06:57


Thanks Tin for the information.
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