Try searching for "help file" and "qspi". Not so easy...

General discussion about calculators, Swiss Micros or otherwise
User avatar
H2X
Posts: 252
Joined: Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:00 am
Location: Norway

Try searching for "help file" and "qspi". Not so easy...

Post by H2X » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:07 pm

I find the search feature of this forum a bit lacking. I have tried searching for both "help file", "qspi", and several other things that I consider quite relevant to this forum, only to be informed that
The following words in your search query were ignored because they are too common words: file help.
I'd appreciate it if some empowered individual could educate this artificial not-quite-so-intelligent-as-one-might-hope entity a bit...
DM42 SN:00040
Be enter not or (Hamlet Yoda not)

User avatar
Jebem
Posts: 15
Joined: Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:21 pm
Location: Portugal

Re: Try searching for "help file" and "qspi". Not so easy...

Post by Jebem » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:28 pm

That is why I tend to use google for searching things in the net, like this:
help file qspi site:forum.swissmicros.com

I got just 5 answers using the above search string, but got 7 if looking only for qspi, and 26 if looking for help file.

User avatar
Walter
Posts: 774
Joined: Tue May 02, 2017 9:13 am
Location: Close to FRA, Germany

Re: Try searching for "help file" and "qspi". Not so easy...

Post by Walter » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:09 pm

Using Google extensively may become expensive in the long run. :(
DM42 SN: 00041 --- Follower of Platon.

HP-35, HP-45, ..., HP-50, WP 34S, WP 31S, DM16L

dlachieze
Posts: 137
Joined: Thu May 04, 2017 10:20 am
Location: France

Re: Try searching for "help file" and "qspi". Not so easy...

Post by dlachieze » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:31 pm

There are less intrusive alternatives such as DuckDuckGo (US based) or Qwant (Europe based) to name a few.
DM42 SN: 00425

User avatar
H2X
Posts: 252
Joined: Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:00 am
Location: Norway

Re: Try searching for "help file" and "qspi". Not so easy...

Post by H2X » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:09 pm

I am aware of Google & al. But their bots can hardly index posts with restricted access?

That being said, Google is no friend of mine, but regardless of that I'd much prefer to use an internal search function in the forum. Why should it be so opinionated about particular words?
DM42 SN:00040
Be enter not or (Hamlet Yoda not)

Thomas Okken
Posts: 486
Joined: Tue May 02, 2017 3:48 pm
Location: New Jersey, USA
Contact:

Re: Try searching for "help file" and "qspi". Not so easy...

Post by Thomas Okken » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:35 pm

I regularly see "Google Feedfetcher" under "who is online"; if the forum is configured to recognize that bot (and also Bing, Baidu, and who knows what else), then would it allow them to index even restricted groups? I don't know phpBB administration, but I'm pretty sure there are forums that operate this way.

User avatar
ijabbott
Posts: 99
Joined: Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:34 pm
Location: Manchester, UK

Re: Try searching for "help file" and "qspi". Not so easy...

Post by ijabbott » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:44 pm

I'm surprised the forum search classes "qspi" as a common word, but apparently so!

User avatar
H2X
Posts: 252
Joined: Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:00 am
Location: Norway

Re: Try searching for "help file" and "qspi". Not so easy...

Post by H2X » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:31 pm

ijabbott wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:44 pm
I'm surprised the forum search classes "qspi" as a common word, but apparently so!
Precisely! I'd love to learn some posher synonyms which it might accept... :D
DM42 SN:00040
Be enter not or (Hamlet Yoda not)

toml_12953
Posts: 442
Joined: Wed May 03, 2017 5:46 pm
Location: Malone, NY USA

Re: Try searching for "help file" and "qspi". Not so easy...

Post by toml_12953 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:15 pm

ijabbott wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:44 pm
I'm surprised the forum search classes "qspi" as a common word, but apparently so!
Of course it's a common word! "These potato chips are very qspi"
Tom L

¡spuǝıɹɟ uɐılɐɹʇsnɐ ʎɯ llɐ oʇ ıH
DM42 SN: 00025 (Beta)
SN: 00221 (Shipping)

User avatar
H2X
Posts: 252
Joined: Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:00 am
Location: Norway

Re: Try searching for "help file" and "qspi". Not so easy...

Post by H2X » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:48 pm

Even "DM42" and "Free42" are common! And "dm_tool", "flash", "manual". Serves us right, thinking we were up to anything special... :lol:
DM42 SN:00040
Be enter not or (Hamlet Yoda not)

Post Reply