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I just searched for san mateo chinese on the SF board and got zero results.

http://www.chow.com/search?q=san+mate...

There are actually lots of topics:

https://www.google.com/search?q=%22sa...

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  1. Why don't you just Google? I RARELY use CH search.

    5 Replies
    1. re: c oliver

      Because CH search indexes every thread and post. Google does not and can't find things on this site in many cases.

      1. re: Melanie Wong

        I'm not sure you're right about that. I regularly find things with Google that don't turn up in the site search. I don't think it has ever been the other way around.

        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          The posts that I cannot find with Google include some pre-2006 messages and from smaller regional boards outside SF Bay Area.

      2. re: c oliver

        The site's search is faster when it works. I use Google all the time to work around various limitations in the site's search.

        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          Yeah, both of you are correct. My searches are so simple generally that's it's not an issue. I forget that's not right for everyone.

      3. Thanks, looks like something fell out of sync, as I'm seeing results on your example link inconsistently.

        We're looking into it now and hope to fix quickly.

        1. I'm glad the techies are already looking into this; however, oddly enough, if you reverse your search terms, searching for Chinese San Mateo, you do get results. Bizarre.