Go Back   Android Forums > Android Forums Community > FAQs
FAQs Android, Device, and Forum FAQs

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old March 10th, 2014, 05:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Victoria, MN
Gender: Male
Posts: 1
 
Device(s): Nook HD+ Verizon Nexus
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
mikeclason
Default Using site search for locating relevant posts

I'm having trouble with the site search. Using google, I searched for "cyanogenmod 10 lg lucid", which led me to cyanogenmod's website, which linked to a post by stcarlo titled "CyanogenMod 10 for the LG Lucid" on this site at .../lucid-all-things-root/697245-rom-beta-cyanogenmod-10-lg-lucid.html. I'm trying to get to know the site here, and I typed that thread title verbatim into the site search field and couldn't find it. I even added stcarlo as a keyword. So, what am I doing wrong? The results I'm getting from this site's search aren't very relevant. thx

Advertisements
puebloan is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old March 10th, 2014, 05:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
~Play Nice~
 
Unforgiven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Douglas, MA
Gender: Male
Posts: 24,788
 
Device(s): Moto X Developer Edition, Nexus 7 (2012 & 2013), Note II, S3
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 15,451
Thanked 16,783 Times in 9,220 Posts
Default

Hello Pueblo and congrats on the first post since you joined about 7 months ago.

Um, the site search, it can be hit or miss. I normally use Google to search AF, with much better results.

If you use the syntax "site:androidforum.com [your search terms]" it will normally do pretty well.
__________________

Join the fun and make some friends, register for free here.
If someone helped, hit Thanks, if you see rude or abusive posts, spam, or threads that need staff attention, hit Report.
Site Rules / Android Forums FAQ
*** Do you want to talk guns? ***

Unforgiven is online now  
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Unforgiven For This Useful Post:
D-U-R-X (March 14th, 2014), Mikestony (March 10th, 2014), palmtree5 (March 10th, 2014)
Old March 10th, 2014, 06:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
Moderator
 
Brian706's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Washington
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,440
 
Device(s): LG Google Nexus 5 Rom: Dirty Unicorns Recovery: ***TWRP*** Retired: OG Evo, 3vo
Carrier: AT&T

Thanks: 6,637
Thanked 6,113 Times in 3,301 Posts
Default

There are a couple of ways I can think of to search what you are looking for. Both of which gave me the exact thread you were looking for as the first result.


Android Forums Search:
Go to advanced search.

I typed "Cyanogenmod 10" (no quotes) in the keywords field. I selected LG "Lucid - All Things Root" in the search in forums section.
search.jpg
(Click to Enlarge)

Then I hit search.

As you can see from the search results, the thread you were looking for is the first on the list.

------------------------------
Alternatively, you could go to the LG Lucid - All Things Root section on the site. Select Search this Forum toward the upper right, and type cyanogenmod 10.
Untitled.jpg
(Click to Enlarge)

Search results for this method of search. The thread you were looking for came up third in these results.

Within the Lucid root section you could also check the all things root guide that is stickied at the top. In this case, the thread you are looking for is linked in the guide under the "ROMs" heading.


Google Search Method:
Using Google Search Operators you can use google to search only Android Forums for a specific term. The format is: your search term site:androidforums.com


So for my search, I typed exactly this into Google:
CyanogenMod 10 LG Lucid Site:androidforums.com

As you can see, the Search Results using this method also returned the thread you were looking for as the top result.



Hopefully that helps some. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll do my best to answer them.
Brian706 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Brian706 For This Useful Post:
D-U-R-X (March 14th, 2014), Mikestony (March 10th, 2014), palmtree5 (March 10th, 2014), Unforgiven (March 10th, 2014)
Old March 10th, 2014, 06:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
Sunny Vacation Supporter!
 
palmtree5's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: USA
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,393
 
Device(s): HTC One SV, Samsung Galaxy Prevail (retired), Nexus 7 (Gen 1)
Carrier: Boost Mobile

Thanks: 2,249
Thanked 1,906 Times in 1,003 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian706 View Post
There are a couple of ways I can think of to search what you are looking for. Both of which gave me the exact thread you were looking for as the first result.


Android Forums Search:
Go to advanced search.

I typed "Cyanogenmod 10" (no quotes) in the keywords field. I selected LG "Lucid - All Things Root" in the search in forums section.
Attachment 68534
(Click to Enlarge)

Then I hit search.

As you can see from the search results, the thread you were looking for is the first on the list.

------------------------------
Alternatively, you could go to the LG Lucid - All Things Root section on the site. Select Search this Forum toward the upper right, and type cyanogenmod 10.
Attachment 68535
(Click to Enlarge)

Search results for this method of search. The thread you were looking for came up third in these results.

Within the Lucid root section you could also check the all things root guide that is stickied at the top. In this case, the thread you are looking for is linked in the guide under the "ROMs" heading.


Google Search Method:
Using Google Search Operators you can use google to search only Android Forums for a specific term. The format is: your search term site:androidforums.com


So for my search, I typed exactly this into Google:
CyanogenMod 10 LG Lucid Site:androidforums.com

As you can see, the Search Results using this method also returned the thread you were looking for as the top result.



Hopefully that helps some. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll do my best to answer them.
Actually order doesn't matter for the Google method I think.
__________________
Find a post helpful? Hit
See spam or something offensive? Hit
New to the site? Site Rules/Guidelines and Introductions
Not a member yet but want to join? Join here!
Want to chat with staff?Here
Want to chat with mods?Here
palmtree5 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Reply
Tags
relevant post, search, site search


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Forums Community > FAQs
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:05 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.