Why can’t I search for a topic?

(Mike W.) #1

I’m trying to find the “what did you NOT Keto today thread” and any search terms, even as simple as the word “not” comes up with nothing. What am i doing wrong?!

(Katie the Quiche Scoffing Stick Ninja ) #2

Not sure @MiKetoAF, I can find all of the other What did you Keto today threads but nothing is coming up for NOT keto today.

(John) #3

Because you are using the wrong phrase.

It is “what did you not EAT today”


Right you are, @JohnH! I couldn’t call it “keto” because it’s stuff you’re not supposed to eat. :nauseated_face:

Honestly, I too, have found the search feature of this forum software to be a little frustrating.

I’ve had better luck just using Google, with a site specific search, like this:

“what did you not keto today” site:ketogenicforums.com

The what did you not eat thread was the third choice from the top!

Now let’s go see what you didn’t eat, Mike!

(Mike W.) #5

I never thought of that! Thank you.

(Mike W.) #6

No wonder I couldn’t find it. Thank you!

(Mike W.) #7

Here’s an example though. Should it not search every instance of the word “not”?

(Running from stupidity) #8

I wonder if it’s because “NOT” is a boolean search modifier?

(Mike W.) #9

I don’t have a clue what you just said, but I think I’m offended…

(John) #10

Or just a common connector word that the search engine will not look for alone?

I can search on “dog” or “cat” and get results. I can search on “and”, “too”, “not”, “the” and I get no results.

(Mike W.) #11

Interesting. So even if I search “ what did you not eat today”, If it has the words “eat today” in it won’t show up.

(Running from stupidity) #12


Or that, too, yeah.

(Doug) #13

Yeah, this is it. The search engine sees so many incidences that it just throws in the towel and says, **** it…


This would not be the first time this has happened, regarding @juice. :grin:

(Running from stupidity) #15