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Old 02-02-2010, 02:26 PM   #1
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Question LQ Search: Can there be a way to search for tiny words?


I realize that it's very practical to avoid matching for words like if, or, is, an, it, and this sort of thing, but can there (or is there?) a way to tell the search engine to deliberately search for a small word/string of two characters?

I tried using quotes (single and double) as well as a plus-sign like a Google search would use, but to no avail.

Maybe either a check box on the search page to disable small word discarding? Or the option to enclose the small word in [something] to force a search for it?
Perhaps this feature would still discard the common small words if given (like it would refuse to search for a known list of common words like if, an, it, is) and maybe also would discard common double letters, like mm in "common".

I'd like to search for "i3"


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Old 02-02-2010, 03:44 PM   #2
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I'd like to search for "i3"
Use this string "+i3 site:http://www.linuxquestions.org" in the Google search box (or just click on the link I created).

Last edited by David1357; 02-02-2010 at 04:01 PM. Reason: Apparently, Google adds trailing junk to "site" queries. Removed it.
 
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Old 02-02-2010, 03:48 PM   #3
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Heh! Well I'll be

Your link didn't work, it just took me to Google for some reason, but what you write, DID work. I went to Googlie and plunked in what you wrote in your link, and it worked great!!

Thank you!

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Old 02-02-2010, 04:02 PM   #4
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Your link didn't work...
Any chance you could test the link now? Apparently, Google adds trailing junk to "site" queries.
 
Old 02-02-2010, 04:05 PM   #5
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Nope :/ still not working when I click it from here to open it in a new tab. Just takes me to Google with some weird crap in the URL bar.

Maybe they don't like hotlinking? (Is this even hotlinking? I'm not sure..)

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Old 02-02-2010, 05:54 PM   #6
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Short words do work as part of a phrase, FWIW (so "Intel Core i3" will work as expected).

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Old 02-02-2010, 05:58 PM   #7
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Do I need the quotes?

Oh for goodness sake, I just tried it with the quotes around the whole phrase, and it worked :/

Much ado about nothing! Thanks Jeremy.

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