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mackami
11-11-2009, 07:41 PM
Hi

New E1 owner and trying to do a little research on the E1 by searching through old forum threads.

If I try to use only "E1" then the search engine complains that the search term is too short. "E-1" doesn't work either. Using "E1" + "<insert another term>" generates some hits but mostly for the other term... The same issue with searching for the E3.

Any suggestions on the best method for finding E1 threads?

Thanks in advance

bwenzel
11-11-2009, 08:33 PM
Try the Google custom search instead (second search box in the drop down menu).

mackami
11-11-2009, 09:50 PM
I was using the search function within the camera forum, not the search function available for the entire forum, so the google custom search was not available.

Thanks, bwenzel!

250swb
11-12-2009, 01:20 AM
Its something I have often wondered about. I just assumed that like me everybody has to wade through reams of approximations and irrelevant results.

Steve

olddigiman
11-12-2009, 06:06 PM
Yeah, that's a design flaw in the forum SW, which unfortunately is used on a lot of forums besides this one, very annoying.

Jim Flinchbaugh
11-12-2009, 07:47 PM
The only thing that works is to go to the advanced search tab, go all the way to the bottom in the area called "tag cloud" and at least you can find all the posts that have been keyword tagged with "E1". Another good reason for all of us to keyword tag our posts, no matter how irrelevant it seems at the time.

mackami
11-12-2009, 11:43 PM
The tag cloud is interesting as it only has "E-1", not "E1". If you try to search with "E1" you get an error message.

What makes this more problematic is that many of the posts about the E-1 actually have the name written as "E1" (no dash) so they don't show up in the tag cloud

Just tried "E3" - same problem.

The google search strategy works the best

Olyglass
11-13-2009, 12:59 AM
Exactly one of the reasons I don't become a paid supporter of this site.

wet in washington
11-13-2009, 04:59 PM
Try this,

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=7

It's has a few things about the E-1.

mackami
11-13-2009, 05:21 PM
Hi WiW

Link is much appreciated. There was some good info there