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Do we only print on this forum then?

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Do we only print on this forum then?

I noticed something about the plusnet forum recently..
Whenever you search for an old topic on this site via google it only ever seems to bring up the "print page" version of the topic.
Today for instance I wanted to find an old topic I posted moons ago about the RAF 3D printing aircraft parts. I googled "site:community.plus.net 3D printed RAF"
What comes up?:

So you click on one of those and find the page like this:

So I then have to delete the 'action=printpage;' part from the url and hit enter to get the normal page.
Does anyone else find they have this problem when googling for old topics here on the PN forum?
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Re: Do we only print on this forum then?

I noticed that as well - flaming nuisance  Shocked
TORPC
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Re: Do we only print on this forum then?

Yep same here
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Re: Do we only print on this forum then?

it only happens if you use the word print / printer.. well for me
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TORPC
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Re: Do we only print on this forum then?

This is what I get using 7up's example with the word printed omitted


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Re: Do we only print on this forum then?

indeed, take out 3d and it goes away.. but then you don't get the topics you want
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Re: Do we only print on this forum then?

Add "-printpage" to the search!
A bit back I found I had to always add "-wap2"
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Re: Do we only print on this forum then?

Quote
site:community.plus.net 3D -printpage RAF

Works
Cheers Jelv Smiley


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Re: Do we only print on this forum then?

So if it works, where is my "Whats next? a new car?" topic?  Shocked
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Re: Do we only print on this forum then?

What search criteria are you using ?Huh
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Re: Do we only print on this forum then?

I'm lookingat your screen caps lol. You said "Works cheers Jelv" yet my topic is not listed there in your results so the -printpage thing has infact negated the searched for topic. Instead the first topic you got via google was about the USA spying on us all  Wink
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Re: Do we only print on this forum then?

It may depend how the Google bot caches in on its crawl