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WhtDove
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0 posted 03-13-2001 07:44 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

I was just searching by title for a poem of mine. "I Was Lifted Up On Angels Wings," and it only pulled up one find, though I knew there were more.  

This is the only one it pulled it up, and I did a search for it in the archives, which is where I know it is, in more than one forum.
http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum4/HTML/002992.html

I had to go back and do a search under my name to find a different one.


[This message has been edited by WhtDove (edited 03-13-2001).]
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1 posted 03-13-2001 08:09 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

I did a search on "i was lifted up on angel" and found four by you and bunches by other people (apparently it was a challenge a while back?).

Notice how I didn't capitalize anything? If you use ANY caps at all, the search assume you know what you want and looks ONLY for that. If you don't use caps, it'll find anything that matches regardless of case.

In this case, though, that didn't affect your search. Notice how I stopped my search phrase when I came to punctuation? That's because I suspected it would be a problem - and it was. In two poems you use a possessive plural (Angel's) and in the other two you didn't (Angels). Had I not found the poems with that search, I would have limited it more (perhaps to "lifted up on") until I did find something. Using any search function just takes a little bit of experience, but you'll get it.

http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum20/HTML/001519.html

http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum18/HTML/001541.html

http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum25/HTML/000586.html

WhtDove
Member Rara Avis
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2 posted 03-13-2001 10:29 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Thanks Ron, I'll remember that for future use.

I do recall you saying that to someone else now, sorry I didn't remember before posting.

I wish the would come before the post and not after. LOL
 
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