Zone-Five Aircraft Modeling Forums  

Go Back   Zone-Five Aircraft Modeling Forums > General Modeling Discussion > Forum FAQ

Notices

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread May 18th, 2014, 10:11 AM
67toshi 67toshi is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: King George, Virginia USA
Posts: 2
Default 'Search' Function

*sigh* What am I doing wrong? I'm trying to search out information in existing posts and threads so I don't ask what may have already been addressed at length previously.

I'm seeking info on the corrections / changes needed to build Tamiya's 1/32 F15J as an accurate early pre-MSIP craft. So I type 'F15J' in the search bar. Nothing. Go to 'Advanced' open all search options, and still no hits.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Unread May 18th, 2014, 11:26 AM
meagap's Avatar
meagap meagap is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 2,531
Default

You'll have better luck with Google including "zone-five" in the search.

The search function here has never really worked.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Unread May 18th, 2014, 12:45 PM
edsunder's Avatar
edsunder edsunder is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Flintstone, GA
Posts: 774
Default

Specifically, if you search for "F-15J site:zone-five.net" on Google (without the quotes), you can limit your search to Z5.
__________________

Recently completed:
1:72 X-47B, 1:72 P-51D, 1:72 F-2XL, 1:35 Triceratops, 1:72 A-4M, 1:72 Yak-55M, 1:72 JAS-39C Gripen
On the bench:
1:32 A6M5 Zero, 1:72 Skyhawks, 1:72 MQ-9 Reaper, 1:24 Harrier GR.1, 1:72 B-24D, 1:144 Space Shuttle
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Unread May 18th, 2014, 03:58 PM
67toshi 67toshi is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: King George, Virginia USA
Posts: 2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by meagap View Post
The search function here has never really worked.
LOL, OK

Thank you gents for the helpful advice! Google search is turning up results, even if it is an arse about way of finding the needed posts!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Unread May 18th, 2014, 06:33 PM
MickyG's Avatar
MickyG MickyG is offline
Avid Kit Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 1,481
Default

Right you are! I've always been frustrated by this too. I think there's an issue with the number of characters needing to be at least so many and also, potentially an issue with numbers being treated differently to letters. Using Google is definitely the way to go.
__________________
Currently working on: Too many to list... Someday I hope to complete a kit or two.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Unread May 18th, 2014, 10:39 PM
edsunder's Avatar
edsunder edsunder is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Flintstone, GA
Posts: 774
Default

From a web developer perspective, building a good search tool is a nontrivial task, particularly when people regularly search for short words with numbers (a-4, f15j). It's easy to take what Google does for granted, but in many ways it may be the most sophisticated software ever made, which produces such spectacular results. Most forum searching software is mediocre at best and since Google is just a click away, it's tough to get motivated to really work hard on that. (That said, Z5's search is the worst among forums I use...)
__________________

Recently completed:
1:72 X-47B, 1:72 P-51D, 1:72 F-2XL, 1:35 Triceratops, 1:72 A-4M, 1:72 Yak-55M, 1:72 JAS-39C Gripen
On the bench:
1:32 A6M5 Zero, 1:72 Skyhawks, 1:72 MQ-9 Reaper, 1:24 Harrier GR.1, 1:72 B-24D, 1:144 Space Shuttle
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Unread June 17th, 2014, 10:07 PM
ghoule319 ghoule319 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Hubertus Wisconsin
Posts: 1,225
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by edsunder View Post
From a web developer perspective, building a good search tool is a nontrivial task, particularly when people regularly search for short words with numbers (a-4, f15j). It's easy to take what Google does for granted, but in many ways it may be the most sophisticated software ever made, which produces such spectacular results. Most forum searching software is mediocre at best and since Google is just a click away, it's tough to get motivated to really work hard on that. (That said, Z5's search is the worst among forums I use...)
I also agree, I just ran into this on another forum searching for some things, as someone that also works in software, it is a huge undertaking
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.