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Old 08-04-2009, 09:59 PM   #1
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Default Using Google vs the vbulletin (Sprinter-Source) Search

Lately I've been using google to search sprinter-source.

The reason: it's easier for me and it might - or might not be - easier for others.

This is me doing a basic search for "starparts," using the forum's search feature.
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Maybe there's a better way to use the search feature, but it returned one hit.
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Now I use google, typing "site:sprinter-source.com starparts" in the google search text box.
I get 79 hits
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.... just an idea....

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Old 08-05-2009, 02:50 AM   #2
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Default Re: Using Google vs the vbulletin (Sprinter-Source) Search

Thanks Jon.

I was about to integrate the Google search option into Sprinter-Source so that everyone has two options of search tools, but I had to leave for Hawaii. I should be back this weekend to work on it.
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Old 08-14-2009, 05:07 AM   #3
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Default Re: Using Google vs the vbulletin (Sprinter-Source) Search

Google Search is added to the pull down menu (red arrow)...

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Try it out. I know I will in the next few days...
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Default Re: Using Google vs the vbulletin (Sprinter-Source) Search

Just using Jon's search string of "starparts" garnered...

2 threads using the vBulletin built in search, and

7 threads using the Google search.


For some reason the 2 threads that were found in the vBulletin search do not appear in the Google search and vice-versa.

I do like that the fact that Google parses strings imbedded in links.
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:08 PM   #5
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Default Re: Using Google vs the vbulletin (Sprinter-Source) Search

Sully's post got me wondering why he didn't find the used Sprinter inspection tips post. A search using "used Sprinter" in vBulletin didn't turn up my used Sprinter inspection tips until after the first page. The Google "used Sprinter" search had it as hit #2.

Not to create more work, but can the "www.sprinter-source.com" be set as a default in the Goggle search box? Thanks Jon and Sikwan. AP


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Just using Jon's search string of "starparts" garnered...

2 threads using the vBulletin built in search, and

7 threads using the Google search.


For some reason the 2 threads that were found in the vBulletin search do not appear in the Google search and vice-versa.

I do like that the fact that Google parses strings imbedded in links.
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:20 PM   #6
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id like to know jon why your using that system hogger internet explorer you should try firefox instead much better
and with the numerous add ons it leaves the ie dinosaur in the past.


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Default Re: Using Google vs the vbulletin (Sprinter-Source) Search

The forum has some unusual features, depending on which search engine your on, and which gateway you enter the site.
As there are no less than five primary servers on the site, hosted by Hurricane route IP66 220.0.0/19 AS 6939 NSI HE Net 1.2.3.4 and 5

Chatter box does not show up on two entry points as to goggle bot advertising the main one sprinter-source.com direct entry behaves perfectly very little issues as to erratic behaviour, or slowing down on the heavy threads! without strings not completing.

The search tool unless the words of the existing thread one is looking for are 100% accurate it either will not show a link, or will show possible links. Goggle search rarely fails, and shows the thread you are looking for.
If you use the link who's on-line as to an entry point there is problems with the server as to what appears to be peak traffic stateside or a fault with inter fazing between search engines.
So far the goggle search provides the right information and no problems with erratic behaviour.
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id like to know jon why your using that system hogger internet explorer you should try firefox instead much better
and with the numerous add ons it leaves the ie dinosaur in the past.


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any ms product is weighed down with unnecessary garbage mostly spy-ware and paranoia to almost render it useless look at vista a bloated excuse for an os which needs 4 gb of ram to run wheres linux and other similar os can run in a fraction of ms requirements which can have xp running within its self.

check out firefox for yourself also the wide range of on the fly and seamless add ons.

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Not to create more work, but can the "www.sprinter-source.com" be set as a default in the Goggle search box? Thanks Jon and Sikwan. AP
What do you mean by default?
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