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Anyone else annoyed the search searches all of google?

Asked by JLeslie (57725points) May 26th, 2017 from iPhone

When I search from the fluther site I want it to find something or someone on fluther. If I want to search the entire net I can do that easily on my own.

Do you agree?

Is it difficult to program the search to only search fluther?

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imrainmaker's avatar

I’ve tried it couple of times but didn’t get expected results.

janbb's avatar

My search only searches Fluther.

JLeslie's avatar

@janbb You don’t get a bunch of websites at the top of the page?

Then at the bottom the fluther links, but it’s really hard for me to search for something and find it. I feel like sometimes I know I have a good search word and it just doesn’t work well.

I wonder if it only searches topics and not words used in questions or answers?

janbb's avatar

Nope. I get questions and Jelly names. Are you using the search box next to “Contact the mods”?

Patty_Melt's avatar

It happens to me. Very frustrating.

Stinley's avatar

I had a look. On the desktop site it doesn’t do this. This is just on the mobile version. I have no idea why. We can ask Ben but I think it will be a low priority :-(

In the meantime try clicking on Desktop at the bottom of every page before searching. Not the best hack in the world, sorry

janbb's avatar

@Stinley Taht explains why I don’t have it; i’m nearly always on my desktop.

Pandora's avatar

I just get fluther. Are you maybe signed out when you are on the fluther page and put something in search?

Pandora's avatar

Oh, I forgot. Check your phone or computer settings. I know my phone searches work differently than my home computer. I don’t mean on fluther. I just mean in general.

imrainmaker's avatar

@Stinley – I’m not sure why the behaviour should change if you’re using mobile / desktop version?

Stinley's avatar

^^ I don’t know either but that’s what happened when I tried it.

Jeruba's avatar

You can limit a Google search by the search term site:fluther.com to get results only from Fluther. This works better than using the Fluther search tool anyway.

“All of Google” does not mean “the entire Internet.” Google isn’t a place or a body of information. It’s a telescope, not a universe.

JLeslie's avatar

@Jeruba Thanks. I never knew about using “site:” I’ll definitely try that.

imrainmaker's avatar

It works well. Thanks @Jeruba!

Kardamom's avatar

My phone searches all of Google which is very annoying, but my computer does do the actual Fluther search. I don’t bother on my phone.

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