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 2015-10-23, 19:55 #1 blip     Jan 2014 2·73 Posts Headlines Would someone please stop that daft headline scrambling? We are not all native speakers, and this makes searching just painful.
 2015-10-23, 21:56 #2 Brian-E     "Brian" Jul 2007 The Netherlands 2·3·5·109 Posts For the record, the title of this thread before - I think - any supermod got their hands on it, was "Headlines". What it will be shortly is anyone's guess. (There, I've made it easy for them.) Your request has been asked before. No joy. It's something up with which we just have to put.
2015-10-23, 21:58   #3
science_man_88

"Forget I exist"
Jul 2009
Dumbassville

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Quote:
 Originally Posted by blip Would someone please stop that daft headline scrambling? We are not all native speakers, and this makes searching just painful.
easier to search by something in a thread than by title at that point.

2015-10-23, 23:33   #4
only_human

"Gang aft agley"
Sep 2002

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Quote:
 Originally Posted by blip Would someone please stop that daft headline scrambling? We are not all native speakers, and this makes searching just painful.
Ok. I will exercise restraint in the Soapbox. Or refrain from exercising. Or both. After a couple of weeks I will reappraise the situation.

2015-10-24, 07:40   #5

"Kieren"
Jul 2011
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by blip Would someone please stop that daft headline scrambling? We are not all native speakers, and this makes searching just painful.
Are you aware of the Google technique "site: mersenneforum.org [search term(s)]"?

Last fiddled with by kladner on 2015-10-24 at 07:41 Reason: close quotes and '?'

2015-10-24, 07:58   #6
blip

Jan 2014

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 Originally Posted by kladner Are you aware of the Google technique "site: mersenneforum.org [search term(s)]"?
Maybe the term "searching" was misleading. If I follow a discussion in a thread, I develop the expectation to find follow-ups under the same headline when I return at a later time. Usually, I look under "New Posts" to find - news.
If the headline of a discussion has changed, there is a chance I will not find a thread upon first inspection again. This is sometimes annoying. and when I then find the discussion again under a new headline, I always think this tinkering with headlines has somewhat worn off.

Besides that, I am well aware of search techniques, thank you.

Last fiddled with by blip on 2015-10-24 at 08:07

 2015-10-24, 09:11 #7 Batalov     "Serge" Mar 2008 Phi(4,2^7658614+1)/2 226178 Posts Subscription is a useful instrument for following a few concrete threads. Attached Thumbnails
 2015-10-24, 09:53 #8 blip     Jan 2014 2×73 Posts neat thanks
2015-10-24, 16:50   #9
Dubslow

"Bunslow the Bold"
Jun 2011
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by only_human Ok. I will exercise restraint in the Soapbox. Or refrain from exercising. Or both. After a couple of weeks I will reappraise the situation.
I long ago suggested that the Soapbox is the only appropriate place for title changes, and that elsewhere they should be verboten.

 2015-10-24, 20:37 #10 Batalov     "Serge" Mar 2008 Phi(4,2^7658614+1)/2 3×5×641 Posts fondled a factor? Isn't this thread a nice one? Code: found a factor? say it found a factor? say it backwards... fast found a factor? say it backwards then fast for a week found a factor? say it backwards for a week found a factor? pay it back found a factor? play it again, Sam found a factor? pat yourself on the back found a factor? Get a cowpat on your back found a factor? Don't have a cow, man! found a factor? Join the club... found a factor? Man the lifeboat... found a factor? Person the lifeboat... found a factor? Draw a star on starboard... found a factor? Draw a straw and hope it's a long one found a factor? Draw a strawman and hope it's a long one found a factor? Draw a lawman and hope it's a strong one found a factor? Talk to a layman and hope it's a patient one found a factor? Talk to a caiman and hope it's a patient one found a factor? Go to a caiman and have a good break! You deserve it found a factor? Go to Caimans and have a good break! You deserve it found a factor? Go to Caymans and have a good break! You deserve it found a factor? Go to Caymans and break a leg! You deserve it found a factor? Turn it in at the lost property office found a factor? Turn it in at the lost prosperity office found a factor? Turn it in for the world to admire found a factor? Turn it in to become instantly famous! fondled a factor? Turn it in to become instantly famous! fondled a factor? Turn yourself in to become instantly famous! fondled a factor? Turn yourself in to become insanely famous!
 2015-10-24, 21:04 #11 firejuggler     "Vincent" Apr 2010 Over the rainbow 2×32×149 Posts I suspect that this thread ( the factors one) is going to have several more iteration.

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