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Subject: Bad search function
Date Posted: 3/8/2013 11:13 AM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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Anyone ever do a search for a book and get not only that book but a totally different title and author?  This happens to me regularly when I am looking for books in the religion genre.  The only factors that match are that the books are both religious topics and both paperbacks, nothing else matches.

Date Posted: 3/8/2013 11:23 AM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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Are you searching by genre? There are a whole bunch of search filters you can use to get better search results.

Just a plain keyword search will return all kinds of stuff, keywords can be found in the titles, authors, and the descriptions of the books, and probably other fields as well.

Date Posted: 3/8/2013 12:34 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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The words you used in the search appear somewhere in the listing -- as Sara said, check the description.

Date Posted: 3/9/2013 11:52 PM ET
Member Since: 8/6/2006
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Search has been a nightmare lately. It seems the parameters have broadened. I put in an author and title today and still got 87 back instead of the 11 there should have been. ;(