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    I don't know if anyone else out there has shared my experience, but I haven't had the best of luck finding things using the search function box on this site. The results are usually way too broad for my needs. If there are others out there who've experienced the same thing there's a different search method I'd like to share that has worked very well for me.

    I use Google search. I enter the search term followed by "site:ukuleleunderground.com" (no spaces). For example, if I wanted to find something about Mainland ukuleles specifically, I would enter:

    Mainland site:ukuleleunderground.com.

    If I was looking for forum information on Pono ukes I'd enter:

    Pono site:ukuleleunderground.com

    I've found that the search results are much more refined and has successfully helped me find many things I had difficulty finding otherwise. Give it a shot and see what you think.
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    The default search setting is "multiple content types" but you can switch to "single content" and even specify which forums to search, which usually gives more accurate results.

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    I also use the google search as described.
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    Thanks for the info

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    It's something about the forum software I think. Other forums that use this software also have dodgy search results. I also use google.

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    I always click on the "Advanced" search option and never have a problem.
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    Funny thing is, when I search on google without the site:ukuleleunderground.com restriction I still get nothing but UU results anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsme View Post
    The default search setting is "multiple content types" but you can switch to "single content" and even specify which forums to search, which usually gives more accurate results.
    That's a great tip, thanks for that.
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    Great info, I also posted about the poor search results a few months ago but got no responses. As an example, I searched my own user name on the forum but couldn't come up with the post, @#$@#$. I'll try googling and some of the other restricted search suggestions here. Thanks everyone, g2

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    This really works much better than the 'standard search':

    http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/fo...?search_type=1
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