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    Anyone else think the search feature within HUKD is awful?

    I know that the search engine within HUKD is bad and at best very random,but its getting beyond a joke,to the point where its unusable and i have missed a couple of deals because of it.

    come on mods/admin....lets get it sorted out

    mods please coment

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    yeah it is terrible

    Banned

    use google instead, alot better.

    Yes, awful.

    The irony in it all is that it was actually pretty good before they re-vamped everything, now the site is riddled with bugs again.

    Original Poster

    DangerGod

    use google instead, alot better.



    lol..its true though,its quicker and easier to type what your looking for in google and use the link it provides to find the page your looking for in here rather than use the search engine in here

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    StevenA2000_uk

    The irony in it all is that it was actually pretty good before they … The irony in it all is that it was actually pretty good before they re-vamped everything, now the site is riddled with bugs again.



    agreed....liked the old site way better

    I actually think it's ok if you use advanced search which a lot of people don't

    I use google as well, 'tis strange that an outside search engine is more reliable then the forums own search engine.

    hit and miss tags screw it all up now and then

    whatsThePoint

    works fine for me, i guess a bit of common sense goes a long way



    that's where I'm going wrong then

    Yup it's always been bobbins, I go the google route as well.

    Banned

    advanced search works fine

    normal search box should be removed imo as its useless

    The search is poor even if you use the advanced functions.............

    Best bet is to use google and limit it to hotukdeals site by typing in site:hotukdeals.com in the google search box eg if you wanted to search for a thread that mentioned vodagone dongles you would type site:hotukdeals.com vodafone dongle

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    gari189

    The search is poor even if you use the advanced … The search is poor even if you use the advanced functions.............Best bet is to use google and limit it to hotukdeals site by typing in site:hotukdeals.com in the google search box eg if you wanted to search for a thread that mentioned vodagone dongles you would type site:hotukdeals.com vodafone dongle


    in what was is advanced search poor?

    never fails me. I guess if you dont know what you are doing......:p

    the 3 character minimum is a pain I must admit as is the having to put '+' in for multi-search terms

    Try the example I mentioned. There is a thread posted 2 weeks ago about vodafone dongles on sale in Leeds Asda. If you use the advanced search to look for vodafone leeds dongle (search entire post, search all categories, search all forums) and limit it to the last month - it doesn't appear - its not even listed.

    Type the same into google and the thread comes up straight away.

    This was the thread I was looking for
    hotukdeals.com/dea…67/
    Edited by: "gari189" 11th Oct 2010

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    yes i agree it is awful

    I think that the search in ordinary and advanced is pretty poor. I use gary_rip's google search when I really want to find something!

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    gari189

    Try the example I mentioned. There is a thread posted 2 weeks ago about … Try the example I mentioned. There is a thread posted 2 weeks ago about vodafone dongles on sale in Leeds Asda. If you use the advanced search to look for vodafone leeds dongle (search entire post, search all categories, search all forums) and limit it to the last month - it doesn't appear - its not even listed.Type the same into google and the thread comes up straight away.This was the thread I was looking for http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/vodafone-k3565-payg-internet-unexpi/762167/


    I stand corrected - advanced search is obviously crap as well

    guess I had never noticed that search wasnt returning a full list of results

    still, I should expect it to be broken (like the rest of this site!).

    Yeah, the other week i tried to find the Skype for Android thread.

    I searched for "Skype"...no results found
    I then searched for "Android"...no results found.

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    chesso

    There is also this for firefox that I have just found!


    COOL!

    I'm in - thx

    Yes! and it, always has been awful!..well for 3 years and 8 months, anyway

    Edited by: "Discente" 11th Oct 2010

    +1, It's a ****** finding expired threads
    Edited by: "trog0" 12th Oct 2010

    Would love to be able to search within a thread too, asked for this many times but its never been added. Makes it a right pain to find what you are looking for in long threads!

    phil001

    Would love to be able to search within a thread too, asked for this many … Would love to be able to search within a thread too, asked for this many times but its never been added. Makes it a right pain to find what you are looking for in long threads!


    I believe there is a way to do it using Firefox.......there is a thread about searching within threads in feedback.

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    phil001

    Would love to be able to search within a thread too, asked for this many … Would love to be able to search within a thread too, asked for this many times but its never been added. Makes it a right pain to find what you are looking for in long threads!


    install firefox autopager add-on and it preloads an entire thread if you want.

    then CTRL and F to search the entire thread

    e.g.

    http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk173/csiman2/ScreenShot036.jpg

    csiman1 person likes this

    install firefox autopager add-on and it preloads an entire thread if you … install firefox autopager add-on and it preloads an entire thread if you want.then CTRL and F to search the entire thread



    thanks for that!

    still, would be nice if it was built in to the forum as most others forums have
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