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There has got to be a way to filter the new items or searches because it's getting ridiculous.
I was just on the new featured instructables and out of the 30 on the first page there were
10 food related, 2 toy related and 2 jewelry related. There were others I'm not interested in but
come on.... Toys? Jewelry? FOOD?!?!
Especially food. Shouldn't they be on a food site? I don't see how they really belong on a DIY site.

I will probably have to live with that but isn't there some way I can filter these things out?
I tried using a minus   -food   in the search box and it returned ONLY food articles.
I also found another question similar to mine that required using Greasemonkey add-on
which I installed but the link to the java script file it needs doesn't work anymore.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

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kellyclark34 (author)2013-10-02

It really isn't easy to search anymore. If you find aw ay, let me know.

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AndyGadget (author)2013-07-23

I bemoan the loss of the old search engine where you could narrow down a search rather than the expansive search in use now. The over-abundance of guides and compilations of long-dead contests doesn't help either.  A large collection of anything is only as good as its index or search engine, and Instructables appears to be losing sight of that.

What I'm doing more and more when looking for a specific type of project is using Google, but telling it to search only the Instructables site. e.g. entering board game site:instructables.com into Google comes up with THIS.

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AndyGadget (author)AndyGadget2013-07-23

I'd disagree about your view on food, toys etc though.  The strapline of Instructables is 'Share what you make' and as such, is open to documented maker projects of any kind.  Most people have many areas of interest and requirement.  For instance today I was after a chana masalla recipe and remembered one posted on here (thanks Jessy #;¬)
With the search I mentioned above, you can of course use all Google's advanced options.

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Penolopy Bulnick (author)2013-07-22

You can look by category on the Explore page. Right now that is the only way to filter while searching the site.

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