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Searching the forum for short terms - for example EPA

Discussion in 'Welcome and how to use Dementia Talking Point' started by CraigC, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. CraigC

    CraigC Registered User

    Mar 21, 2003
    6,630
    London
    #1 CraigC, Sep 27, 2007
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2007
    Hi All,

    Unfortunately the vbulletin software that we use for the forum does not allow you to search for short terms such as 'EPA'. As and alternate, you can use a search engine such as google to do this for you. The following steps force google to only search one particular site.

    1. Open google. Just type www.google.co.uk in your browsers address bar
    2. Type the following phrase in the search box (exactly as it appears below!). Or cheat by just cutting and pasting the text:

      "EPA" site:http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/talkingpoint/discuss/

    3. Click the Search button.
    Note: You can replace EPA with any short term that you wish to search for.

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    Note: If you click on the 'Advanced Search' button on google it gives you a lot of additional options.

    Hope that helps
    Craig
     
  2. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Now that's a really useful tip. Thank you.
     
  3. Sandy

    Sandy Registered User

    Mar 23, 2005
    6,847
    Searching for Short Terms

    I have also found that the asterisk key * acts as a wild card when searching.

    The wild card tells the computer to search for any other combination of characters where the asterisk appears.

    So if you want to find posts with EPA in them, which is normally too short for the Search function, then just search for:

    EPA*

    The asterisk will tell the search engine to find anything that begins with EPA, no matter how short.
     
  4. 2jays

    2jays Registered User

    Jun 4, 2010
    11,477
    West Midlands
    Huh?

    just did an advanced search for google and this came up! is it possible to simplify the search part?
     
  5. sussexsue

    sussexsue Registered User

    Jun 10, 2009
    1,528
    West Sussex
    That's what I do too, or *EPA*
     
  6. creativesarah

    creativesarah Registered User

    I thought you were looking to make a list of things like CPN
    silly me

    LMDO !

    Laugh My Dentures Out !
     

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