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post #1 of 12 Old 09-13-2012, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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Why can't I use google to search the "for sale" forum

I have been trying to use google to search the "for sale" forum, but I can't get it to work.

It works in every other forum. Is there a way around this? The forum search is not working for my search terms.

ie:

seat site:stromtrooper.com/dl650-2012/ works perfectly, but ....:

seat site:stromtrooper.com/sale/ does not work at all.

any ideas?

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post #2 of 12 Old 09-13-2012, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Doesn't work on Bing either.

[SIZE="1"]Trips:
Indian Himalaya:Gangotri-Shimla-Manali-Pavarti-Spiti-Leh-Kargil-Padum-Sringhar-Daramsala (3 mo.--2x)
Kazakstan-Krygyzstan-Tajikistan-Xin Xiang to Lhasa, Tibet on China 219!-Nepal (7 months)
Santiago, Chile to Ushuia Argentina and up to Cusco, Peru (7 months)
Peruvian Andes (3 months)
N Chile - Medellin, Colombia (3 months)
Cartegena, CO to N Chile (3 months)[/SIZE]
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I'd guess it's a logon issue restricting their web crawlers from accessing that forum. It seems valid on face value. Why give people the option to bypass the restrictions?
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I'd guess it's a logon issue restricting their web crawlers from accessing that forum. It seems valid on face value. Why give people the option to bypass the restrictions?
That's a pretty good guess. I didn't think you could stop a SE from searching certain folders, but I guess if it's hidden when not logged on that would explain it.

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Why give people the option to bypass the restrictions?
Well, the only reason I can think of, is that the forum search won't find words like "seat" or "OEM."

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Santiago, Chile to Ushuia Argentina and up to Cusco, Peru (7 months)
Peruvian Andes (3 months)
N Chile - Medellin, Colombia (3 months)
Cartegena, CO to N Chile (3 months)[/SIZE]
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Can't search the Vee 1000 forum with google either, so now I am really stumped.

maybe due to syntax errors? the dashes or brackets? sales does not have these.

seat site:stromtrooper.com/dl-1000-[-vee]/
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Can't search the Vee 1000 forum with google either, so now I am really stumped.

maybe due to syntax errors? the dashes or brackets? sales does not have these.

seat site:stromtrooper.com/dl-1000-[-vee]/
I am not going to go into detail here, but this does work, use this -->

seat site:stromtrooper.com/dl-1000-%5B-vee%5D/


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I am not going to go into detail here, but this does work, use this -->

seat site:stromtrooper.com/dl-1000-%5B-vee%5D/
could this also work with for sale forum? I don't see how, but if you could offer some correct syntax, thanks
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Why the need for a search? Nothing lasts there longer 45 days and gone if sold.

Talking about 6-8 pages to flip thru, 20 items to a page. >2 minutes first time you look.

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Use the custom search box at the top center of every page. It's quite happy to return results for seat and OEM.

Since it's Google based, just search "item name", sale

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i've found any search functions on this forum is mostly a futile attempt. there are people on here that will quickly jump on the 'use search' bandwagon. and there are moderators that will lock a thread up for no reason other than their own agenda. so post up, ask up...many on here are knowledgeable and very willing to help.

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