Forum search function is useless

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John Rezendes

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Forum search function is useless

PostSat Apr 01, 2017 12:20 am

I put the + in front of words and search will ignore them.
For example, I wanted to search for ATEM production studio graphics, it ignored every word but graphics.
I then just put in +atem graphics, search ignored atem and gave me 5,000 results for the word graphic.
Am I doing something wrong.
Very frustrating,
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Scott Smith

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Re: Forum search function is useless

PostSat Apr 01, 2017 2:36 am

Yep. And it weeds out anything with too common of a word. Which, given the topics discussed here, could be "video" or "audio" or "camera". It makes it very hard to search on the site.

The good part is that if you throw a "blackmagic" into your search, and do it in Google, you often get fairly decent results for this forum. Google searches here better than the forum search, anyway.
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Re: Forum search function is useless

PostSat Apr 01, 2017 2:41 am

Or, if you want better results, search---
searchterm secondserchterm site:forum.blackmagicdesign.com
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BMD Stuff I use: ATEM 2-M/E, 4 x ATEM PS 4K, Broadcast Videohub, 6 Hyperdeck Pros, 4 Hyperdeck Shuttles, Multidock, Smartscope Duo, Smartview, Intensity Extreme, Decklink Studio, and lots of Miniconverters and Open Gear Converters.
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Re: Forum search function is useless

PostFri Apr 07, 2017 5:59 pm

Thank you Scott--I will try that.

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