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Why is instructables' search so limited? Answered

Hi everyone;

What's with instructables' search function? I want to search for "cat run" and I get a bunch of running results. And you can't (or at least I can't) use any boolean search terms or even quotation marks. It is not difficult. THey allow that in tags.

What am I missing?

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

Best Answer 5 years ago

You are missing my best friend ;)
Try to search with Google and add site:www.instructables.com to your search.
This way Google does the hard work, all common search functions work and you can filter the results even further if required.
Search functions in forums or websites like Instructables always lack proper results.

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j450nn014n
j450nn014n

Answer 5 years ago

Agreed. using google's easy. also incorporating google search into a site is easy. why instructables can't be bothered is a difficult question. It is like they don't want to make it easy to find things. Scary.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

5 years ago

You ought to post this question in the Feedback forum...

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j450nn014n
j450nn014n

Answer 5 years ago

I think that instructables knows about the problem. I wanted to ask users about it. thanks for your response.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Answer 5 years ago

True, but the development team tend to work on the problems that cause most complaints first, "the squeaky wheel gets the oil" and all that.