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By Jim Smith
From Redding, CA
Dec 24, 2011
If you can't, then you should remove the silly boxes in your header. And the "ADVANCED" link is the biggest joke of all. This is an awesome site. It's incredible that it is crippled by this defect.

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By Nick Wilder
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From The Bubble
Dec 24, 2011
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Jim, it sounds as though you might have a suggestion for us? If so, please enlighten - we'd love to make things better.

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By Muff
Dec 24, 2011
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I've always had a lot of success utilizing this website's search engine. There might be some more search criteria that could be added but as it stands, I don't think I am alone in saying its pretty damn good.

Could it be improved? Sure. How can it be improved? I don't know.

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By Dusty
From Fort Collins
Dec 24, 2011
just teasin' the sharks...
JLP wrote:
Here's a specific suggestion: For the advanced route search, it seems to remember all my search criteria except the area, which I kind of find annoying because it takes several clicks to re-enter that every time. Can this be fixed?


The current search engine lacks flexibility. For example, if you search "Grand Old Opry", you will not find the route "Grand Ol Opry".

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By Jim Smith
From Redding, CA
Dec 24, 2011
Mike McHugh wrote:
Nick, et alii: The MP search feature is excellent. I'm sorry that there are end users like this. I was a help desk guy for years, I feel your pain. For those that want something else, you could quit bitching, put in a fresh Tampax, don your man-pri's and use Google's advanced search: google.com/advanced_search]]ht...


Except for the bitching/Tampax/man-pri's, you were very helpful. Thanks.

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By SeanKuus
From Steamboat Springs
Dec 24, 2011
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Not always, but on occasion I disagree with what the search engine considers as "relevant results." This has only happened on a handful of my searches, but here's one that I run into frequently:

relevant to whom?
relevant to whom?


I don't understand why a specific query like "Boulder Canyon" brings up 20 other links ahead of the one that is most relevant.

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By JesseT
From Portland, OR
Dec 24, 2011
25' drop...wheeeeee!
I find the search function to be pretty good. That said, it would be nice to be able to just click on the table headers to sort, for example, forum posts by what forum they're in or routes by what area they're in or what grade/rating they are instead of just the defaults of date or relevance.

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Dusty wrote:
The current search engine lacks flexibility. For example, if you search "Grand Old Opry", you will not find the route "Grand Ol Opry".


Also that.

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By JulianB
From Florence, SC
Jan 1, 2012
Mt. Rainier summit.
It would be nice to be able to restrict searches to specific forums. For example, if I want to search for holds that are for sale in the FOR SALE/Wanted forum, the search "holds" is absolutely useless because it's too general a term for the board as a whole and thus brings up a ton of irrelevant results.

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By fossana
From Bishop, CA
Apr 19, 2013
West Overhang
JesseT wrote:
I find the search function to be pretty good. That said, it would be nice to be able to just click on the table headers to sort, for example, forum posts by what forum they're in or routes by what area they're in or what grade/rating they are instead of just the defaults of date or relevance.


+1 on adding a filter or sort function (even filter by state would help a ton)
For routes containing more common terms it's faster to go to the area to find it than using search. For example, try and find "the Bulge" in Eldo via search.

thanks

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By rob.calm
From Loveland, Colorado
Apr 19, 2013
Mother #1 on the Nautilus at Vedauwoo. Rob is calm...
Another vote for

google.ca/advanced_search


It works fine. Canít imagine any improvement from fixing the in house search engine.

Rob.calm

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