Does the Search even work on this site?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions - Site Assistance' started by Madreliz, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Madreliz

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    I'm finding the Search function on this site completely useless. I have searched by Keyword several times, and I always end up with the same list of discussions, regardless of my original Keyword! I have been better off Googling my exact question most times, and then I get the dialogue box saying there is an iPad Forum app. But why would I use it? I can't ever find my topic.
     
  2. KevinJS

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    It works, but not too well. If you have searched and can't find what you want, feel free to start a new thread. The worst that will happen is you'll be shown a link to a previous answer, if one exists.

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    Hi there...just wondering what you are searching for and which key terms you have chosen?

    Maybe we can help you out that way. The Search function is a bit finicky and limited and often times I have had to personally change to alternative MESH Terms in the advance setting to find somethings.

    Let us know how we can help.
     
  4. Madreliz

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    I searched recently for why my music was not showing up on my iPad. I found the answer on another site. Then, today, I was searching for a thread on how to get my iPhone camera roll onto my iPad. I found the answer on an Apple support community site, via Google.
     
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    I would think both of those topics would have had full justification for a new thread.

    Offhand, I can't think of a thread that has asked or answered either of them.

    And just because a question was asked a year ago, and never answered (because nobody who happened to read it knew the answer) doesn't mean it can't be asked again. There are many more members now and more likelihood of an answer.

    If you have searched and not found what you were looking for, then fire away. It's a forum, not a search engine.

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    Gosh, sorry that you couldn't find what you were looking for, but am happy that you found your answer. I went to try to do a search myself on your topics to see what I could find myself.

    Not knowing specifically where your music came from which didn't show up on your iPad, I typed in your question: "why my music didn't get onto my iPad."

    I came up with these: Why my music didn't get on iPad - Google Search

    Also, here are a few threads from that search:
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-3-forum/77382-transfer-audio-pc-ipad.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help/15724-transfer-music-photos-without-itunes.html

    Maybe this was your results or not, but wants to offer this just in case. :)
     
  7. Madreliz

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    Thanks for the quick replies! Next time, if I can't find it, I'll start a new thread. I'm just learning the difference between a discussion and a forum!
     
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    Yes, post up a question if needed. Though, glad to hear that you at least did a Search before posting your question.
     
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    Use the Custom Google search at the very top right of the website. Much better.

    Or you can duplicate it, and then some, by using the advanced search with the main Google site. Limit your search to iPadforms.net, then add whatever other filters and/or keywords you want.
     
  10. skimonkey

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    Just wondering if madreliz did his/her search using the IPF app as well. That is very hard to find things using the app.
     

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