4 ways to use SEARCH on TCG


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  1. The built in site search. This can be found top right on both desktop and mobile. It works, but just barely. Xen's search is pretty trash imo. You can make it do what you want but it still leaves much to be desired.
  2. The Advanced Search add-on. This can be found at the top navigation (or the pop out menu on mobile), only when on the homepage. This search allows for 3 letter keywords and does work slightly better than built in search.
  3. Quick Search - this is found on the homepage and other random pages, towards the top left of the site (right under the shoutbox). I find it to be pretty accurate most of the time and use it often.
  4. TCG Google Search, found in the top navigation on desktop and the pop out menu on mobile. This uses a custom Google search that will ONLY search our site. Its typically very accurate but it does leave out some recent threads, my guess is because it wont crawl the site as often as a normal Google spider will. Thats only a guess.

 

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Always forget about quick search. Does that give different results than regular search? Or is it just easier to access because it’s on the page?
 
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Always forget about quick search. Does that give different results than regular search? Or is it just easier to access because it’s on the page?
I feel like it's more accurate at times.
 

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the quick search did not net any results when i was searching for the nascar thread.
i was pretty frustrated... but figured i was doing it wrong

 
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So.......were you or no?
 
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If theres an official nascar thread, I cant find it either :rofl:
 
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I can't believe I never told you guys this and maybe some of you already know.

The search at the top right has options on where to search.

So if youre in a thread, you can search just the thread. If you're in a section, you can search the section, etc. Works wonders :rofl:

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Never noticed that
 
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I use it a ton on the official xen forum when I combing through tech threads.
 
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Search option number 3 has become my go to for all site searches.
 

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Usually find what I’m looking for faster that way
 

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The search on the top right of the page does not work for me on mobile (the magnifying glass one). It will bring up the search box, but when i click on it no keyboard pops up. If i go into advanced search it works. I'm using safari on IOS14. Didn't work in 13 either.
 
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Been an ios issue since we switched I think. I really need to update the site.

You can always try the quick search under the chat box.
 

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I found that if I tap the field slowly the keyboard doesn’t appear. Tap the search box 2 or 3 times quickly and it pops up.
 

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