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twickster 01-25-2011 06:29 PM

A note about Cafe Society searches
 
There's some wonkiness in the search function, in that it can't deal with quotation marks, even if you include the quotation marks in your search.

Thus, if you're searching thread titles to see if there's something already started about a book, movie, or TV show, and the person who started that thread used quotation marks around that title -- or even on one end of that title -- the SDMB search will not find it.

Can't find: Thread about "Name of Movie"

The Google search can cope; see the ATMB post on how to run a Google search.

If you're starting a thread and want to be nice to people looking for it later, put spaces between the title and its quotes:

Can find: Thread about " Name of Movie "

twickster 01-26-2011 04:50 AM

Correction: It turns out you can use the wild card function.

Instead of searching for title, put an asterisk on either side of the relevant string: *title*

Thanks, Hypnagogic Jerk!

Scribble 08-01-2011 06:27 PM

Thanks for posting this info for all of us, twickster.

tracer 06-25-2017 10:08 AM

What about putting underscores on each side of the title, to indicate where an underline would go? Like:

I'm reading the _Wild Cards_ books

?


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