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« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2011, 12:49:06 AM »

Sorry, I wasn't doing it right. When you said click on the search function on your browser that's what I did. Not on Edit, then find on this page.

Now we're cooking with gas. :)

Thanks KC. O0

Nah, it was my fault ... I shouldn't have said "Search" when I meant "Find"!

But you're welcome!  :)
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« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2011, 01:03:23 AM »

Re using Google...it's even easier if you have the Google Toolbar on Firefox (and probably with IE too - I think it used to work back in the dark ages when I still used it).  You just enter the phrase in the toolbar and hit the "search current site" button (assuming you opted to display it in the toolbar). 8)

I should have done this yesterday when I was searching for a particular post. I've had that toolbar for so long now, but have never used the "search current site" feature. :-[
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« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2013, 11:05:35 PM »

I was wondering, with all the upgrades to this Board, whether the Search function had improved any ... but it doesn't look like it. I'm so used to using Google Advanced Search that I hardly ever use the site's own Search, but tonight I thought I'd try it. Since Downton Abbey, Series Three, is just having its U.S. premiere tonight, I was curious to see what had been said on the Board about it.

With Google's Advanced Search, I got 9 results ... most of them by me or referring to me. I guess I'm the only American fan here! :D

With the site's own search I got ... zero results. That's right, zero ... even when I went to one of the results I got from Google, copied the words from the post and pasted them into the search window. And when I tried just "Downton," I got ... one result, apparently a misspelling of "Downtown." But nothing about the TV series. ???
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« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2013, 11:33:40 PM »

I always use Google Advance Search and don't bother with this site search engine. :(

Doing that search earlier for Andrew Zuckerman's book on Google I found the old topic in seconds. I didn't bother using the one here. Lucky I didn't, I just tried searching Andrew Zuckerman and the only result I got back was from today's post.
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« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2016, 09:13:47 PM »

I'm searching for a post of mine in the Aussie thread from about 5 or 6 years ago. The search engine here didn't help me and the advanced google search wasn't any better. Which is unusual. The post is a song I wrote to the tune of Billy Joel's, We Didn't Start The Fire.

Any tips on finding it without going through pages and pages?
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« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2016, 09:57:45 PM »

An exact phrase search through Google (putting a string of words in quotes) should turn it up. But, you'll need an exact quote. Can you think of one line from the song?
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« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2016, 10:03:33 PM »

You can do a good Google Search on this site by also Googling like this:

site:Clinteastwood.org/forums

then what you want to search.

This time, I Googled this exact phrase:

site:clinteastwood.org/forums the schofield kid we didn't start the fire

But that phrase didn't come up. But still, the trick is a good tool for searching the forums in the future.

Oh, and for some reason, this result came back #3:

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Show Posts - The Schofield Kid - Clint Eastwood Forums
www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=1446;area...;start...
Mar 13, 2005 - Lin,I didn't go to the F1 as I'm not a big fan of motor racing. ... The three things we love are football,beer and women. .... was testing caught fire following a spin at Daytona International Speedway. ... I'll tally the votes at midnight EST and throw off the two movies with the most votes, then start the next round.
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« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2016, 12:41:13 AM »

I tried searching "Billy Joel" site:clinteastwood.org, and only got 15 hits, none of them the one you're looking for. Are you sure it was here you posted it? Maybe on Facebook somewhere?

Matt, how is the search you suggested (putting site:clinteastwood.org first—you don't really need the "/forums") different from doing it the other way round? Don't you get the exact same results? And in your example, without quotes, are you really googling an exact phrase?
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« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2016, 02:02:31 AM »

It was definitely here, in the Aussie thread.

I'll keep searching.
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« Reply #29 on: October 08, 2016, 02:04:22 AM »

An exact phrase search through Google (putting a string of words in quotes) should turn it up. But, you'll need an exact quote. Can you think of one line from the song?

I can only remember naming the harbour bridge and Paul Hogan for some reason but the whole song was a lot of aussie's and aussie things. I remember the chorus was something about no beer in the esky or something like that.
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« Reply #30 on: October 08, 2016, 02:16:45 AM »

Thanks Cookie, I'm having it now. 8)

It's a little warm though, you could have left it in the esky for me. :D

The Google site search link found THIS for me. Still looking.
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« Reply #31 on: October 08, 2016, 02:20:14 AM »

That's more than I got with the esky search.
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« Reply #32 on: October 08, 2016, 02:28:02 AM »

I tried searching "Billy Joel" site:clinteastwood.org, and only got 15 hits, none of them the one you're looking for. Are you sure it was here you posted it? Maybe on Facebook somewhere?

Matt, how is the search you suggested (putting site:clinteastwood.org first—you don't really need the "/forums") different from doing it the other way round? Don't you get the exact same results? And in your example, without quotes, are you really googling an exact phrase?

I guess it doesn't matter if the site is first or last, but I just put it first.

I didn't put anything in quotes for an exact phrase search, just what I typed on that line -- I wrote "exact phrase", but really meant to say "exactly":
site:clinteastwood.org/forums the schofield kid we didn't start the fire.  My bad.  :-[


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« Reply #34 on: October 08, 2016, 02:38:19 AM »

If you posted it here, it didn't have the word Esky in it.

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=site:clinteastwood.org+esky

3 results.

Really! This is going to bug me until I find it.  >:(
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« Reply #36 on: October 08, 2016, 02:51:15 AM »

Found it!!!!

Got lucky choosing the mid way point of the aussie thread and went about three or four pages.

I think the reason nothing was coming up in the searches was I have the song in the quote format but Billy Joel isn't and should have popped up.

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=8582.msg188382#msg188382
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« Reply #37 on: October 08, 2016, 02:58:04 AM »

That is lucky! So that's interesting about the quote format not working with the site search. And I have no idea why Billy Joel didn't show up -- I tried that too. But, glad you found it! :)
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« Reply #38 on: October 08, 2016, 08:17:16 AM »

I searched the part that isn't in the quotes format, "Lyrics by Tees. Music by Billy Joel," on Google (in quotes, without the site:clinteastwood.org), and got this:

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No results found for "Lyrics by Tees. Music by Billy Joel".

Maybe Google never crawled the page? Maybe it thought, since it was the Aussie thread, its bots were unwelcome? ???
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« Reply #39 on: October 08, 2016, 08:39:15 AM »

I tried several other phrases from that one page with the same null results. Yet it found stuff on neighboring pages. ???
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