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Jan 4, 2013 04:39 AM


If I receive 0 found on the most obvious search many will do - FRIED CHICKEN, you don't have too swinging an idea.

I don't see a future for us.

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  1. You might want to try again. I searched for "fried chicken" in the "Recipes" section and got 167 hits, and did the same on the "Home Cooking" Board and got 1,523 hits.

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    1. re: carolinadawg

      Just did it in Home Cooking too and came up with the same result, 1,523 hits. Jack, the default search mode looks for hits in the board you are in when performing the search. If you were on Site Talk, maybe that is why zero hits?

    2. And I get 8,349 results. Did you do anything to modify your search once you got 0? (I didn't limit my search to a single board.)

      1. As others have said, the search defaults to searching the board you're on, but that isn't at all obvious. When I look at the search box, it has a dropdown arrow thingy that says Chowhound, with the option to choose "Entire Site", "Chowhound", "Recipes", "Stories", "Video". And it's pretty fair for a new user to assume that typing a search term in that box with "Chowhound" selected would search all of Chowhound for that term. There's probably a way to make this clearer for new posters, but there was a recent post saying search engine fixing was in the works for 2013 so I hope that will address it.

        I do find it interesting when people say Chowhound's search engine is terrible. I can almost always find what I'm looking for, but I think that's probably because I know how to use it.

        1. Try it again: (and that search was limited to the default 1 year setting)

          1. Hey Jack, when all else fails, and you've been given your answer here by Chowhounds you have taught me a great deal over the years, but- when all else fails try using a Google prompted search.

            Google search: "Fried Chicken recipes, Chowhound"

            You'll have more recipes than time in a day.