"Common words" frustration with searches on this website

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"Common words" frustration with searches on this website

Postby jkelman » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:17 pm

Hi All,
I'm finding the search engine on this forum very frustrating. If, for example, I'm looking for problems/solutions to do with using the share function in GPS Log to export my spikes to a GPX file via email, and I enter the search "gpx mail share ", I get back the error message "The following words in your search query were ignored because they are too common words: gpx mail share...". >_<

I don't care if they're common words or not, in fact if they are common, that might just indicate that other people are having the same problem as me... except I can't get to any of the relevant forum entries!

Please help - am I missing something here? Is there a better way of searching?

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Re: "Common words" frustration with searches on this website

Postby divzero » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:43 am

Hi jkelman,

Sorry to hear about your problem. This forum uses phpBB technology, and the search is not extremely accurate.

I suggest using Google instead. You can do a site-specific query like: gpx mail share site:community.geospike.com

I use this technique when searching most other sites, as the in-built searching is often less than amazing.

Hope this helps.

Kind Regards,
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