For an exact search use quotes (e.g.
Posts by an author (e.g.
Posts in boards (e.g.
Posts within a topic (e.g.
Posts of a certain type (e.g.
This returns all topics within General Discussion that match the literal phrase "hello world".
"hello world" inboard:1 is:topic
Certain symbols can be used to further filter results. These include:
+ A leading plus sign indicates that this word must be present in each result.
- A leading minus sign indicates that this word must not be present in any result.
* The asterisk serves as wildcard operator. It should be appended to the word to be affected. Words match if they begin with the word preceding the * operator.
This returns all topics that contain "spider", but ranking those higher that contain "spider" and "cerb...". For example "cerb*" will match "cerberus" or "cerb40" to name a few.
+spider cerb* is:topic