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Advanced Search Question

PostPosted: 2013-02-20 12:43
by Forester
Hi,

I'm trying to list all (if any) recent posts concerning KDE 4.8.4 but the advanced search returns "No suitable matches were found" pretty much regardless of what I try.

I've tried other search queries and seen the results report that 4.8.4 has been ignored.. It seems any version number is ignored.

I've known search on sites to tell the friendly user that three letters is too short for a search. I am guessing that this is the case here too since searching for XFCE and Gnome do return lots of results (all, by definition of no interest).

So I tried -XFCE -LXDE -Gnome to see if I could get a list that at least excluded posts that are obviously not relevant. That returned "No suitable matches were found" Really ?

Any suggestions as to how I can do due diligence before creating new topics that may be duplicates ?

Re: Advanced Search Question

PostPosted: 2013-02-20 12:47
by edbarx
Try this on google.com

Code: Select all
site:forums.debian.net "KDE 4.8.4"

Re: Advanced Search Question

PostPosted: 2013-02-20 13:41
by Forester
Wow ! Thanks. That does the trick. Works in Duck Duck Go as well.