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You can use a Google to search the Homebrewtalk.com forum.   
 
You can use a Google to search the Homebrewtalk.com forum.   
  
Entering the following term in the Google serach box:
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== How To ==
CO2 site:www.homebrewtalk.com
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Use Google search as you normally would but also add : site:www.homebrewtalk.com
will render the following page:
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http://www.google.com/search?q=CO2+site%3Awww.homebrewtalk.com
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The Google search is a useful alternative to teh native forum search for several reasons.
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to the end of your search.  It is important that the word site is in lowercase and there are no spaces.
Primarily, the forum software search has an imposed restriction on terms of 3 characters or less or terms that are over 20 characters.
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'''''Example:'''''
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; To search for CO2 Enter the following terms in the Google search box: CO2 site:www.homebrewtalk.com
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;The following page will be rendered: http://www.google.com/search?q=CO2+site%3Awww.homebrewtalk.com
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== Why Use It? ==
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Google search is a useful alternative to the native forum search for several reasons. Primarily, the forum software search has an imposed restriction on terms of 3 characters or less or terms that are over 20 characters.
 
This restriction is a performance related measure.
 
This restriction is a performance related measure.
  
Example:
 
Searching for carafoam-carapils-maltodextrine will yoed the following error.
 
  
Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms.  
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'''''Example:'''''
The following words are either very common, too long, or too short and were not included in your search : carafoam-carapils-maltodextrine
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Searching for carafoam-carapils-maltodextrine will yield the following error.
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''Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms. ''
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''The following words are either very common, too long, or too short and were not included in your search : '''carafoam-carapils-maltodextrine'''''
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'''''Other common brewing terms that will yield a search error:'''''
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*O2
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*Keg
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*Dry Hop
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*"Hop Rod Rye"
  
Other common brewing terms that will yield a search error:
 
O2
 
Keg
 
Dry Hop
 
"Hop Rod Rye"
 
  
 
Note that the inclusion of quotation marks does not matter in the forum search.
 
Note that the inclusion of quotation marks does not matter in the forum search.

Latest revision as of 15:07, 21 May 2007

You can use a Google to search the Homebrewtalk.com forum.

How To

Use Google search as you normally would but also add : site:www.homebrewtalk.com

to the end of your search. It is important that the word site is in lowercase and there are no spaces.

Example:

To search for CO2 Enter the following terms in the Google search box
CO2 site:www.homebrewtalk.com
The following page will be rendered
http://www.google.com/search?q=CO2+site%3Awww.homebrewtalk.com

Why Use It?

Google search is a useful alternative to the native forum search for several reasons. Primarily, the forum software search has an imposed restriction on terms of 3 characters or less or terms that are over 20 characters. This restriction is a performance related measure.


Example:

Searching for carafoam-carapils-maltodextrine will yield the following error.

Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms.

The following words are either very common, too long, or too short and were not included in your search : carafoam-carapils-maltodextrine


Other common brewing terms that will yield a search error:

  • O2
  • Keg
  • Dry Hop
  • "Hop Rod Rye"


Note that the inclusion of quotation marks does not matter in the forum search.