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Trying to search--help please [message #67602] Tue, 07 May 2013 22:31 UTC Go to next message
avatar IrishRover  is currently offline IrishRover
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Is there any trick to searching shapeways? I am having trouble. For example, I type "HO locomotive" and get HO scale dumpsters, a water tanker, a slag car--all sorts of unrelated things. Help? Please?


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Re: Trying to search--help please [message #67614 is a reply to message #67602 ] Wed, 08 May 2013 07:05 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar AmLachDesigns  is currently offline AmLachDesigns
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The search in Shapeways does not really work. As you have discovered, it is pretty random.

There have been threads discussing this, and changes that we would like made but nothing has happened yet. An example thread is this one http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&&th=1 2589&goto=60925#msg_60925

In practice you might be better off using Google try typing HO Locomotives and Shapeways and see what you get...
Re: Trying to search--help please [message #67631 is a reply to message #67614 ] Wed, 08 May 2013 14:32 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar BillBedford  is currently offline BillBedford
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Use google, use 'site:' to restrict the search to shapeways and '-search' to avoid returns from shapeways' own search engine. So:-

site:www.shapeways.com HO loco -search

-- brings up 52 results.

[Updated on: Wed, 08 May 2013 14:33 UTC]


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Re: Trying to search--help please [message #67656 is a reply to message #67631 ] Wed, 08 May 2013 18:26 UTC Go to previous message
avatar lensman  is currently offline lensman
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That's a handy tip, Bill.


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