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RE: st: StataCorp Statalist Archives (was: rating responses)
Alan Riley writes (in part):
> If Thomas is talking about the search box available at the
> top of http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/
Yes, I was referring to this.
> then adding
> more keys should NOT get more message hits.
Right, I stand corrected. Investigating further (rather than
relying on my faulty memory), I see what I tried to do was
search for a phrase by placing it in quotes. Doing so does
not result in anything different from an AND of the words in
> We should also provide a link to the
> advanced search page at
> which provides much more control over the way results are
> matched. This page is fairly self-explanatory, but it also
> needs documentation which we should and will add.
Yes! you should provide a link Alan! This level of search control
is what I was hoping for and will make the archive much more
Having said that, I will note that I just tried a "full phrase"
search that appears to have gone haywire. I searched the phrase
"steichen cox" and received 10425 hits. I checked only a few hits
but, of the hits I checked, none contained that phrase! It appears
the words were OR-ed rather than treated as a phrase. Now I suspect
it was this type of behavior in previous searches that led me to my
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