How to search filetrip

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  1. kidcash37
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    Everytime I search filetrip I see many irrelevant links and I am wondering if I am doing something wrong! Cause it seems like everytime I use the website it is hard to find what im lookingf for!
     
  2. basher11

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    what are you searching for?
    try to be more specific in your search or in the search bar.
     
  3. kidcash37
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    I am searching for an app called Phidias! Everytime I search for it I get many results!
     
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  5. Another World

    Another World Emulate the Planet!

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    Find 'Phidias' on FileTrip.net

    on filetrip make sure you are searching by literal string expressions. typing nesds is not the same as nes ds. the second one will also display things with "ds" in their name.

    -another world
     
  6. Costello

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    a lot of people seem to have issues with the search engine.
    I think the next thing I'll do when I Have time is come up with a better one like the one I did for http://ask.gbatemp.net
     
  7. Another World

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    i'm not sure its issues so much as the fact that there are just so many files on filetrip. people expect that 1 file to be found exactly and they often don't realize the amount of coding it would take to make that happen. search engines can be confusing to code because you have to try to take into account everything anyone will throw at it.

    i find that i'm often going through query results to find the exact file i want, but digging a few pages in doesn't really bother me all that much. =P

    -another world
     
  8. kidcash37
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    Exactly! I mean their is simply to amny files. Dont get me wrong filetrip is useful but its practially homebrew overload! Lol
     
  9. Snailface

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    [​IMG] Any time I'm dealing with a site that has a crap search engine, I just use Google in in a unique (but common sense) way. For example, type "filetrip phidias" in Google's search field.* Works like a charm -- I've used it several times on Filetrip.

    3rd result a hit, bam!
     
  10. Nintendo_Chick

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    Use site:filetrip.net phidias insted.
     
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  13. tj_cool

    tj_cool Site dev

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    It's probably possible.
    I've noticed chrome can already search filetrip (enter filetrip.net as URL and press TAB)
     
  14. Overlord Nadrian

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    As long as the site has a search bar (probably in some way or another powered by Google) on the front page, Chrome will allow to search the site immediately by merely pressing tab (which is incredibly useful combined with the other feature that automatically types in the URL for you), I think.
     
  15. tj_cool

    tj_cool Site dev

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    Actually it's not needed to have a search thingy on the front page. Chrome will add the search when you used it on the site it seems (it basically remembers the search engine).
    You can add them manually in options > basics > manage button (After "Default search").
     
  16. ProtoKun7

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    I didn't know about that Chrome trick. Nice.
     
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