Search Help


This guide will provide a more in depth list and explanation of the search engine filters supported by News and Rumors. Using operators at the beginning or end of keywords will allow you to easily filter and exclude search results. If you do not want to learn how to use the search filters, simply use the Search Wizard and it will handle everything for you!



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How to Search  TOP


The NEWS and RUMORS (NAR) search engine is a little different than most search engines. Instead of being word-based by default, NAR is wordstring-based by default.


For example, instead of searching for stop sign you should search for stopsign or "stop sign" which the search engine would convert to a single keyword word-string of "stopsign" for you.

The NAR search engine treats non-quoted spaces as separators and applies them as separate searches.


For example, when searching for stop sign, the NAR search engine will search for all results that contain the string "stop" and the string "sign" and that includes results that do not contain the strings next to each other. Those keywords would match a result that contains the phrase, "She decided to stop when she saw the sign ahead".

Since NAR is wordstring-based by default, searching for stop sign would also match a result that contains the phrase, "She stopped and signed an autograph for her fan". If you search using stopsign or "stop sign" as your keywords, NAR will only match results that contain the phrase, "stop sign" or "stopsign". While NAR is wordstring-based by default, you can still search NAR using word-only-based searches by adding the _ operator before or after the word you want to find.


For example, if you search for _stop, then NAR would only match search results that contain the word, "stop". It would not match results that contained words like "stopped" or "stopping".

Of course you can always use the Search Wizard to simplify the search process.





Search Keyword Operators  TOP


Keyword operators are symbols that can be placed in front of or at the end of each keyword to add extended functionality to your search. A detailed list of keyword operators are provided below.



Require Wordstring Starts With [default]


Using no operator allows you to filter search results that contain a wordstring that starts with a keyword.


Example:  micro

Shows only search results that contain a wordstring that starts with micro.

Require Any Wordstring


The ~ operator allows you to filter search results that contain a wordstring that starts with one of multiple keywords.


Example:  ~one ~two ~three

Shows only search results that contain a wordstring of one OR two OR three.

Exclude Wordstring Starts With


Using the - operator allows you to exclude search results that contain a wordstring that starts with a keyword.


Example:  -micro

Excludes any search results that contain a wordstring that starts with micro.

Require Wordstring Ends With


Using the $ operator allows you to filter search results that contain a wordstring that ends with a keyword.


Example:  $tion

Shows only search results that contains a wordstring that ends with tion.

Exclude Wordstring Ends With


Using the -$ operator allows you to exclude search results that contain a wordstring that ends with a keyword.


Example:  -$tion

Excludes any search results that contain a wordstring that ends with tion.

Require Exact Wordstring


Using the _ operator allows you to filter search results that contain a wordstring that matches an exact keyword.


Example:  _one _two _three

Shows only search results that contain the wordstrings one AND two AND three.

Exclude Exact Wordstring


Using the -_ operator allows you to exclude search results that contain a wordstring that matches an exact keyword.


Example:  -_one -_two -_three

Excludes any search results that contain the wordstrings one OR two OR three.

Require Partial String


Using the * operator allows you to filter search results that contain a keyword.


Example:  +one +two +three

Example:  one two three

Both examples show only search results that contain the strings one AND two AND three.

Exclude Partial String


Using the -* operator allows you to exclude search results that contain a keyword.


Example:  -one -two -three

Excludes any search results that contain the strings one OR two OR three.

Require Source


Using the @ operator allows you to filter search results by source site domain.


Example:  @espn.com

Shows only search results from the espn.com source site.

Exclude Source


Using the -@ operator allows you to exclude search results by source site domain.


Example:  -@espn.com

Excludes any search results from the espn.com source site.

Require Topic


Using the # operator allows you to filter search results by topic.


Example:  #technology

Shows only search results tagged with the technology topic.

Exclude Topic


Using the -# operator allows you to exclude search results by topic.


Example:  -#technology

Excludes any search results tagged with the technology topic.

Require Feed


Using the . operator allows you to filter search results by feed.


Example:  .espn-com-nfl

Shows only search results from the espn-com-nfl feed.

Exclude Feed


Using the -. operator allows you to exclude search results by feed.


Example:  -.espn-com-nfl

Excludes any search results from the espn-com-nfl feed.





Search Bangs  TOP


Search bangs are a way to provide added functionality such as support for searching other sites directly from the NEWS and RUMORS search box.



DuckDuckGo Search Bang


To search DuckDuckGo News, simply add the !duckduckgo bang to your keywords search.


Example:  avengers movie !duckduckgo

Google Search Bang


To search Google News, simply add the !google bang to your keywords search.


Example:  avengers movie !google

Bing Search Bang


To search Bing News, simply add the !bing bang to your keywords search.


Example:  avengers movie !bing

Yahoo Search Bang


To search Yahoo News, simply add the !yahoo bang to your keywords search.


Example:  avengers movie !yahoo


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