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docguitarman
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I posted a new topic in "Inner thoughts" with the subject "The Magician's Dream -- Audley Walsh"

Today I tried to do a search for all Audley Walsh posts and my post does not appear. Ooops! Try it!

Note the two minus signs in the subject! I wonder if the "--" is taken as a search "keyword" of some sort and omitting the rest of the text from the matching???

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Phil
Dave Scribner
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I'm not sure why this happens but your post is there where it should be. Do a search on your ID and it shows up. I don't think it has anything to do with "--"
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docguitarman
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Thanks Dave.

Yes, the post is there but I was surprised it doesn't show up in the search results with a search string of "Audley Walsh." A search of "Walsh" finds the post since I have "Walsh" in the text.

I'll repost with a different topic.
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I reposted the topic without "--" in the subject. Still does not appear in search results. "--" is not the culprit. Other subjects with Audley Walsh do appear. Strange.
Donald Dunphy
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I wonder if it's because you used the keywords "Audley Walsh" only in the title of that thread, but not actually within the post on that thread? Your 2 posts on the different threads are different, because in one you only say "Walsh" and in the other you say "Audley Walsh".

Here's a tip. When starting a new thread, put the title of the thread within the first post as well. It will help with searches later on.

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No, when searching, you have the option of selecting results in the title only, title and body. You should be able to retrieve a search of the topic title.
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