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womo
on Aug 20, 2013
(4.1 Yrs)
~~~ ADVANCED SEARCH TIPS ~~~

* Multiple keywords in a search imply Boolean AND:

failure launch => Returns only entries with both keywords 'failure' and 'launch', found anywhere in the entry, in any order.

failure to launch => Returns only entries with all three keywords 'failure' and 'to' and 'launch', found anywhere in the entry, in any order.



* Use double-quotes to search on literal strings:

"failure to launch" => Returns only entries with these three keywords, together, in this order.

"failure launch" => Returns no results because there are no entries with these two keywords, together, in this order.



* Use the bar symbol for Boolean AND/OR:

failure | launch => Returns entries with keyword 'failure' AND/OR keyword 'launch', found anywhere in the entry, in any order.

"failure to" | launch => Returns entries with the literal string 'failure to' AND/OR keyword 'launch' anywhere in the entry.



* Use the exclamation symbol for Boolean NOT:

failure ! launch => Returns entries with keyword 'failure', but NOT if the entry also contains keyword 'launch'.

failure ! to ! launch => Returns entries with keyword 'failure', but NOT if the entry also contains keywords 'to' or 'launch'.

failure ! to | launch => Does the same thing.

failure to ! launch => Returns entries with both keywords 'failure' and 'to', anywhere in the entry, in any order, but NOT if the entry also contains keyword 'launch'.



* Single-quote characters must be in double-quotes to be searched on:

"it's complicated" => Returns only the movie entries that include the single-quote character.

"it's" complicated => Same thing.

it's complicated => Returns the movie entries with or without the single-quote, because single-quote is ignored when not in double-quotes.

Most other punctuation is ignored or stripped from the search.



* Searches are case-insensitive, even in literal strings:

gatsby => Returns entries with 'Gatsby', 'GATSBY' or even 'GaTsBy'.

"GaTSBY"=> Does the same thing.

moldavite
on Aug 23, 2013
(4.1 Yrs)
"harry potter" | "the knife"
ukmisterm
on Nov 29, 2013
(3.8 Yrs)
"stay"|"thirty seconds to mars"
womo
on Dec 4, 2013
(3.8 Yrs)
It seems apostrophes are not ignored, although i think they should be. So searching for It's Always Sunny won't return anything because the series is misspelled here as Its Always Sunny... (without the apostrophe). Worse, many movie posts don't show up when there's a mismatched apostrophe between listing and search. It would be better if apostrophes were ignored in searches.
womo
on Dec 4, 2013
(3.8 Yrs)
Correction: In Movies, searching on "its complicated" returns nothing, you have to search on "it's complicated" because that's how the index has the movie titled. (I think either search should work). However, in the second case, I was wrong, it does return all the posts, those with "its" and "it's". Same when you search using the main Search.
baconnaise
on Dec 17, 2013
(3.8 Yrs)
Search seems to be broken for me. I keep getting a file size definition request and a return for no results. I know I had results show just last week using the same terms. I generally don't browse links and use search almost exclusively. Results show for each category just fine via browsing but I can no longer search for american dad for example or anything else for that matter to display.
BadDuck
on Jan 17, 2014
(3.7 Yrs)
metal
TeK
on Apr 18, 2014
(3.4 Yrs)
Search doesn't seem specific enough, i.e. I just did a search for "blues" but results keep showing up with blue (no 's'). Is there a way to make it more specific and only show results with exactly what I want?
OmniNegro
on Apr 19, 2014
(3.4 Yrs)
I do not think quotes are supported. (They may be now, but were not last time I tried.) I like to use exact quotes for things I am certain of the name and would also benefit greatly from NOT being supported. For example searching for
"Star Trek" -Voyager
should show all the Star Trek matches that do not include the word Voyager. Different search engines sometimes use the minus symbol directly before the word to exclude, or the capitalized word NOT followed by a space before the word to exclude.
OmniNegro
on Apr 19, 2014
(3.4 Yrs)
/sigh. I should have read the OP here before blabbing about what did not work for me in the past. An ! is what I needed to know...
womo
on May 13, 2014
(3.4 Yrs)
Common word endings are always considered in search results, even with quoted literal stings. That may be a bug.
astralan
on Jun 21, 2015
(2.3 Yrs)
RegEx would be a nice enhancement
FunBoy87
on Jul 7, 2015
(2.2 Yrs)
It would be nice to add music genres like Hip Hop only to see latest scene releases of Hip Hop List that's what I am trying to find on here hope you add page like MP3 > Hip Hop, MP3 > R&B, MP3 > Rock, etc...
FunBoy87
on Jul 7, 2015
(2.2 Yrs)
Never mind I got it :)
http://acpmedicine.com/music/?genre=16
spunkymanker
on Aug 12, 2015
(2.1 Yrs)
Is there a way to do a wildcard search? For example - I search for fire -- I find everything that has the exact word fire in it. But, I don't get anything like firefly.. firebug.. etc.. as far as I can tell, *fire* or variations of that, return the same thing.
jpc
on Aug 12, 2015
(2.1 Yrs)
Try

fire* fire

together in the keyword box as fire or fire* on their own missed things that both together didn't when I tried it just now. Strangely, this runs counter to how the site claims it works, i.e. two keywords together with no additional operators should work as keyword1 AND keyword2 but with keyword1 keyword1* it seems that the * modifies it to logical OR. Haven't tested it for more than a couple of words but does seem to work generally.
fearlessleader
on Feb 13, 2016
(1.6 Yrs)
how do I search for an imdb number?
QueenOfClubs
on Feb 14, 2016
(1.6 Yrs)
"Most other punctuation is ignored or stripped from the search."

Is there a way around this?

Looking for "River" in the title, but ignoring the release group (as in "x264-river") all I can come up with is

river ! "-river"

but the results are empty (dash ignored).

Complicating things, the group RiVER could have posted an episode of "River" ...
QueenOfClubs
on Feb 14, 2016
(1.6 Yrs)
And I support fearlessleader: Searching for IMDb numbers would be brilliant!
quarkienette
on Feb 14, 2016
(1.6 Yrs)
when i want to use an imdb number, i go into the 'my movies' search feature. works like a charm.
quarkienette
on Feb 14, 2016
(1.6 Yrs)
and thanks for the tips, womo.
a13812
on Jun 3, 2017
(16 Wks)
Is there a way to customize (or to do multi-select) the advanced search "category" dropdown list to only show the desired categories? For example, I only want to search for XviD and X264 under XXX.
Thanks.
a13812
on Jun 3, 2017
(16 Wks)
Pls disregard my prior question. Found a way to do it via excluded categories under profile settings.
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