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Re: [OT] Re^2: Is using '-s' really bad and why?

by SpanishInquisition (Pilgrim)
on Oct 18, 2004 at 18:11 UTC ( #400256=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to [OT] Re^2: Is using '-s' really bad and why?
in thread Is using '-s' really bad and why?

Search for "-s" then :)

You want a futile search, try to search for "The Who", when "The" is too common a word, and so is "Who". Quotes are useless. You'd be better off searching for Daltry and Townsend, which is useless if you didn't know Who The Who Were, and you couldn't Guess Who (pun intended) was in the Who.

Amazon is just as bad. Try searching for "The Band".

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Re^2: [OT] Re^2: Is using '-s' really bad and why?
by neilh (Pilgrim) on Oct 19, 2004 at 06:35 UTC
    Regarding searching for The Who.
    Add a + in front of your search -
    ie +"The Who"
    From the same page quoted above:

    If a common word is essential to getting the results you want, you can + include it by putting a "+" sign in front of it. (Be sure to include + a space before the "+" sign.)
Re^2: [OT] Re^2: Is using '-s' really bad and why?
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 19, 2004 at 14:38 UTC

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