TGT Search Function - Google Alternative

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by some Beach, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. some Beach

    some Beach Member

    Apr 7, 2009
    I seem to have a little trouble finding exactly what I'm looking for here when I use the vBulletin's built-in search feature. Instead, I head over to Google and search like this:

    "best shooting range"
    This will return all threads with the exact phrase "best shooting range"

    This will return all threads with the word handloads

    "Gander Mountain" -academy
    This will return all threads with the phrase Gander Mountain but will omit the thread if academy is in there

    Keep in mind that a lot of ppl (pun intended) abbreviate Gander Mountain to GM, Carter's Country to CC, Wal-mart to wally world, etc. so you have to get creative to find what you're looking for. I found a lot of information here by using Google. Chances are, if it's not something particularly new, it's already been discussed and can be dug up by searching. :)

    Also, using Google to search TGT reduces the number of queries on the server. In other words, Google's computer's do all the work instead of TGT's server.

    Hope this helps!

  2. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

    May 29, 2017
    Austin, TX
    Bump for good info.

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