default search to google

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by elatllat » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:35 pm
The Forum search is ridiculously useless,
Please just link it to the google site search.
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by clive » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:23 pm
Reporting problems politely and with a constructive explanation of what's wrong,
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you can always stick "" in your google search in the meantime...
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by romaticer » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:04 am
I don't understand. :)
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by c9003947 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:53 am
romaticer wrote:I don't understand. :)

You can use google to search something on the raspberry pi forums.

Example: If you are trying to find an overclock topic, you search " overclock" on google.
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by slomobile » Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:01 pm
Agree, switch to Google for forum search. At minimum, adjust phpBB search settings like the common word threshold so that the most common and useful search terms do not get excluded.

Example: I want to know what I need to do to set up and use gpio. I enter "gpio" in forum search box and get "Information: The following words in your search query were ignored because they are too common words: gpio.
You must specify at least one word to search for. Each word must consist of at least 3 characters and must not contain more than 14 characters excluding wildcards."

If instead I enter " gpio" into my browser I get a plethora of helpful results from this very forum.
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by elatllat » Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:05 am
The default search (on the home page anyway) is now google powered.
Thank you.
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