[B-Greek] Searching archives: solution

George F Somsel gfsomsel at juno.com
Sun Jun 26 09:48:48 EDT 2005

On Sun, 26 Jun 2005 09:09:10 -0400 "Dony K. Donev" <dony at cupandcross.com>
> This is a very good browser tool; however, the capabilities of the 
> search 
> itself need refining. For example a search for 1 John 2:18 assumed 
> by the 
> script as "1John" AND "2:18" returns close to 100 individual links 
> most of 
> which have little to do with 1 John 2:18. The top 3 results deal 
> with a 
> completely different passage. A direct hit containing the full 
> string in the 
> query comes only in 4th and 7th places on the first page of results. 
> One may 
> lack the time to explore 100 links especially when researching a 
> larger text 
> where more than one search is made. This limited capability of 
> navigation 
> leads to an unnecessary email post(s) asking questions already 
> discussed and 
> ignoring previous discussions which are difficult to find. At the 
> same time, 
> the volume of emails and the size of archives increase 
> geometrically. 
> Technically, this would give a normal search script greater 
> probability of 
> hitting the same string at later time, but this is hardly the case 
> here. A 
> new search of the same string with the implemented script provides a 
> greater 
> number of the exact hits along with even greater number of hits that 
> have 
> little to do with the searched sting.
> Dony K. Donev
> http://cupandcross.com/

I haven't even downloaded the little rascal yet  so I absolutely don't
know what I'm talking about though I have a suspicion.  Have you tried
the format in brackets [b-greek "1 Jn 2:18"] ?  You might also try other
formats such as [b-greek "1 John 2:18"],  [b-greek "1 Jn 2.18"], and
[b-greek "1 John 2.18"].  In other words, put the entire passage
reference in quotes.


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