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Old Aug 24, 2014, 02:16 PM
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You folks deserve a big kudos for what you have created here in RCG. There is a huge volume of information here but it is hard to search. The search engine could use some improvements. If you search for a 123 ESC. You will get every instance of 1, 2 or 3 in any post. It becomes a useless search. It would be useful to be able to use quotes to isolate an exact configuration of characters.

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Old Aug 25, 2014, 08:14 AM
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Hi, thanks for the post. You can click the Advance Search link and have many more options for searching to make it easier to search for what you want. There is even an Exact Phrase search option, but it was reported last week with a bug. The techs are looking into that currently.
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Old Aug 25, 2014, 09:57 AM
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Hi, thanks for the post. You can click the Advance Search link and have many more options for searching to make it easier to search for what you want. There is even an Exact Phrase search option, but it was reported last week with a bug. The techs are looking into that currently.
I use the advanced search but let's say you want to know about a tarot 650. You won't get a lot if you have too detailed a search phrase because it is too specific. So it would be nice to keep the engine from searching everything with 6, 5 and 0 yet not be exactly "Tarot 650 motor mounts", which might not yield anything. But by searching for- Tarot "650" "motor mounts" -, you will get everything with th word tarot the number 650 and the phrase "motor mounts" but not get every single post with any of the number 6, 5 or 0 or the words motor and mount separately which is probably not germain and will yield too many results.

Another feature, which might be available and I have not noticed it, is to be notified if there is a response to a comment you have made on a thread. Not subscribing to all changes to the thread just if a comment was made quoting you. I find that if I answer a question for someone on a random thread I have to check back to see if they have a further question. If I forget about it they may have asked a further question and I never get back to them.

Cheers and keep up the good work.
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Old Aug 25, 2014, 10:08 AM
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Great comments and suggestions. We appreciate the feedback. The techs are constantly working on ways to improve the usability of the site.
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 08:31 AM
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If you search for a 123 ESC. You will get every instance of 1, 2 or 3 in any post. It becomes a useless search. It would be useful to be able to use quotes to isolate an exact configuration of characters.
Search engine doesn't break "123" into the individual characters unless they are separated by some other characters, for example 1/2/3. Does clicking on this link and then "Search Now" does that for you?
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