Help talk:Advanced Searches in the Wiki

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The Lucene search engine uses the hyphen in place of the NOT operator. I changed the text and examples to reflect this function.Tomhuber 06:31, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

Need better examples

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The ? wild card does not work in the examples.

In #1 under Mixing Advanced Features, the "phrase search" needs a better example. It needs at least a two-word example.

In the section under Phrase Search, New York City and Family History Library have the same results, whether using double quotes or not. Use better examples. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pattyjensen (talk | contribs) April 27, 2011

An explanation regarding the " wild card has been added. Using quotes does produce a different result than when not using them.

The phrase search now has more than one wordaveryld 23:06, 3 April 2013 (UTC)


OR explanation incorrect

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The explanation of the OR operator does not seem to be entirely correct.  It states "This will search for articles that contain either "word1" or "word2," but not both words together on the same page."  However, if you do a search using the example of census OR tax the first article has both words in the same sentence. — Preceding unsigned comment added by BobCurry54 (talk | contribs) April 28, 2011

What do you think about the rewording done now? -- janellv (talk | contribs) 20:22, 10 August 2011 (UTC)


Article Title

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Why is this article named Boolean Searches instead of Advanced Searches?  Most of the references to this article identify it as Advanced. sbfunk 18:22, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

I agree, that should be changed, maybe to "Help:Advanced Searching in the Wiki"? or just "Help:Advanced Searching"? -- janellv (talk | contribs) 20:22, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

Boolean Logic Help

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This page needs MAJOR review by someone who knows Boolean logic. For starters, you cannot leave a blank space in front of an expression (i.e - Idaho) because in logic, there is no such thing as a blank space; it cannot exist. Also, the number of open parens "(" and closed parens ")" must be equal. Not all the examples work on this page. [User: wurtzhj] 1530, 24 October 2016

I'll see what I can do about finding that help! Thank you for pointing out the problem!
Brepouille/Wiki Support Team (talk) 21:38, 24 October 2016 (UTC)
Please let us know if this helped. Brepouille/Wiki Support Team (talk) 15:36, 25 October 2016 (UTC)