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Why does "search forums" appear to only search microsoft.com? RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • Sorry to ask the question in the heading, but it's quite important I think.
    Sunday, September 6, 2009 7:19 AM

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  • What else would you expect it to search?  The forums are on the microsoft.com domain.  It says "Search Forums ", not Search the Internet.

    Hans Passant.
    Sunday, September 6, 2009 9:37 AM
  • Theres a search at the top and another one that is meant to be in the context of microsoft forums.

    Bad oversight.
    Sunday, September 6, 2009 11:30 AM
  • The top one searches MSDN.

    The lower one searches the specific forum.

    But personally, I have better luck using Google or Bing directly.

    David Wilkinson | Visual C++ MVP
    Sunday, September 6, 2009 2:48 PM
  • This is my point.

    I really dig the "Show Related ThreadsShow Related Threads" feature and all that, and the way it gives the option to change the forum unto which you are posting in the context of the sub-forum you are in, but the search is really poor, I mean really really sad. Almost every result is something at microsoft.com when I feel it should be more in the context of social.microsoft.com instead.
    Monday, September 7, 2009 1:17 AM