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Thread #34186 Message #464847
Posted By: Joe Offer
17-May-01 - 01:55 PM
Thread Name: Tech Hints PermaThread™
Subject: Mudcat Search Tips
I hadn't noticed before yesterday, but it does seem that the Filter does not respond to requests for certain words. I think I put "Breton" in yesterday and didn't get what I was looking for.
I've made a project of studying the quirks of the various search engines we use at Mudcat, attempting to out-think them all. So far, the search engines have outsmarted me most of the time. We have four search engines on Mudcat - the Filter, the Forum Search (in QuickLinks), SuperSearch, and the DigiTrad search. Oh, and then there are the search engines built into the DOS and Windows and Mac versions of the Digital Tradition. In addition, these search engines are used in different ways in certain situations (like the DigiTrad titles search), so other ideosyncrasies are added. I've tried to give basic instructions for searching in the beginning of the Mudcat FAQ. You'll find more advanced search tips if you click the Help (click) link next to the SuperSearch box.