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#1 watch_art

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 20:24

To help everybody out. ;)

FPN Google Search Engine

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#2 terminal

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 22:30

Great idea! I didn't know you could do that!

One suggestion from a little testing is I think you should consider dropping the keywords "fountain pen".

Here's an example:
Site only
With Keywords and site

Note how "groomsman's gift recommendation" gets eliminated even though it's a valid return (I think(.
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#3 watch_art

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 23:24

Holy cow I never noticed that!

I have no idea how to edit the thing - I just copied and saved it a couple years ago when somebody else posted the link.

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#4 bphollin

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 23:40

I have a TextExpander snippet (.sfpn) that autofills "site:fountainpennetwork.com " in my browser's Google search field; add the keyword you want to search for and Bob's yer uncle. That "site:..." limits search results to the FPN domain. Same difference as your link above.

#5 Gcouch

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 17:42

I just search what I'm looking for on google and put FPN after it. So much more effective than the search function on FPN. This is pretty cool... thanks!
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#6 OakIris

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 18:26

These are all great ways to expedite searching on FPN via Google since FPN's own search function leaves a bit to be desired. Gcouch's method seems the simplest.

Thank you all! :thumbup:

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#7 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 11:06

looks very good, thanks for the heads up
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 15:26

That's a bookmark element. :)

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 00:41

I find I'm using "[search term] site/fountainpennetwork.com" for my searches so I can search for 2 letter terms here

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 01:58

Here is another page you can bookmark:

FPN Search
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Posted 26 September 2012 - 21:40

Sorry Ravantra, the link you sent won't Bookmark on my system.
When I click on it, as found in your answer on this thread, I can use it "then" & only then.
If I try to bookmark this page & then try to recall it later, it will not be found in my Bookmark list.
Weird!
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:29

watch_art and ravantra: these links no longer work on my system. It takes the search term and tries to load the page, and disappears in limbo... I've tried a number of different search terms. Same result. Is this something to do with my machine or are more people having this problem? It was VERY useful while it lasted...!
Edit: found the culprit, sorry... an adblocking applet was blocking one of the elements. I'll fix it and use this fantastic searcher again. Thanks! :notworthy1:

Edited by mhguda, 04 December 2012 - 11:32.

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#13 tinta

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 19:15

For some strange reason, your link, that I could not for the life of me Bookmark for easy immediate use, actually settled in my Bookmark list.
I hope it stays there for a while.

Thanks for this helpful way of checking up on "what was...".
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#14 Mags

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 17:35

I will give it a try.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 18:29

another alternative, inside the google search bar type in"

site:fountainpennetwork.com your query

eg:

site:fountainpennetwork.com lamy safari
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#16 ParkersandPilots

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:14

Here is another page you can bookmark:

FPN Search


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THANK YOU!!! This is how my searches on FPN go....

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:33

Glad to hear all this. I gave up and started using google, but wasn't going to say anything--I just thought I didn't understand how to use the FPN search. I feel better, now :headsmack:

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:55

Does anyone has a problem with Google search results returning a page saying, "www.fountainpennetwork.com Driver Error" and "There appears to be an error with the database." ?
I seem to be getting this pretty often with my computer, but going this on my mobile doesn't result in any problems.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:59

Does anyone has a problem with Google search results returning a page saying, "www.fountainpennetwork.com Driver Error" and "There appears to be an error with the database." ?
I seem to be getting this pretty often with my computer, but going this on my mobile doesn't result in any problems.

I have the same problem (sometimes) on my iPad... :crybaby:

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Edited by carlos.q, 07 February 2013 - 14:34.


#20 watch_art

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 14:20

hmmmm. interesting - never seen it.

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#21 ParkersandPilots

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:38


Does anyone has a problem with Google search results returning a page saying, "www.fountainpennetwork.com Driver Error" and "There appears to be an error with the database." ?
I seem to be getting this pretty often with my computer, but going this on my mobile doesn't result in any problems.

I have the same problem (sometimes) on my iPad... :crybaby:

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Edit: added (sometimes) and error message.


I have this problem ALL THE TIME it's horrible.....

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:33



Does anyone has a problem with Google search results returning a page saying, "www.fountainpennetwork.com Driver Error" and "There appears to be an error with the database." ?
I seem to be getting this pretty often with my computer, but going this on my mobile doesn't result in any problems.

I have the same problem (sometimes) on my iPad... :crybaby:

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Edit: added (sometimes) and error message.


I have this problem ALL THE TIME it's horrible.....


+1 on the problem. However if you click the link they give to refresh the page, it loads OK. But every time I try to load a search result, I see the error page first.
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#23 Joker4Eva

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 16:03

+1 on the problem. However if you click the link they give to refresh the page, it loads OK. But every time I try to load a search result, I see the error page first.


Refreshing, unfortunately, doesn't help. Am forced to use the search toolbar on top.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 00:16

I've just gone to searching google with the letters FPN at the end of my search, this seems to work well.....

#25 watch_art

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 00:25

If it's on ipads it's b/c ipads are broken. :P

Kidding of course - but it could be some sort of software/hardware clash. I guess.
I don't know anything about computers so....

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#26 pakmanpony

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:53

This seems to happen if you use the Google search engine to find a topic then you change pages in the topic or go to another topic then you try to back up. When you back up far enough to get back to the Google page it is confused because you aren't coming back to it from the same place you started.

#27 Maja

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 17:01

Never had this come up in 8+ years on FPN.... :mellow:
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 20:42

This seems to happen if you use the Google search engine to find a topic then you change pages in the topic or go to another topic then you try to back up. When you back up far enough to get back to the Google page it is confused because you aren't coming back to it from the same place you started.


In my case it happens as soon as I click the link Google provides as a search result. Every single time. Then I click the provided link to refresh the page, and it loads OK. And I can navigate from there and do all sorts of surfing. But the next search result has the same hurdle. It's been like that for about two months now. Before that, it worked swimmingly.
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#29 richardandtracy

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 22:02

Err

Can't replicate it.

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#30 Silent Speaker

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 17:45

EDIT:
Never mind.

Edited by Silent Speaker, 05 March 2013 - 20:55.