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Search Sweepstakes never works for me
Griffin
#1 Posted : Sunday, June 29, 2008 2:50:06 AM(UTC)
Griffin

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Joined: 3/1/2007(UTC)
Posts: 3

What am I doing wrong? I go to search, type in a word yet it always comes back no sweepstakes found. I tried using * before and after the word, I made sure I capitalized the entire word although most searches aren't case sensitive, nothing. I even searched for a word I already knew was in the title of a sweepstakes on the web site, still didn't find it.


 All assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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Hollis Wilder (SweetByHolly, Cupcake Wars winner) Savory Bites Cookbook
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freichick
#2 Posted : Sunday, June 29, 2008 5:34:34 AM(UTC)
freichick

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It is definitely a very picky search engine.  I try to pick only one key word that I know is in the title and use only that.  It is also important to know whether the sweep you are looking for is current or expired.  After all that, sometimes it still doesn't work. Then ask for help in the forum--somebody will have an idea.
gazoogleheimer
#2 Posted : Sunday, June 29, 2008 10:51:21 AM(UTC)
gazoogleheimer

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Posts: 264

I've found that you actually have to click the 'search sweeps' button, after entering your keywords.  You can't just press the 'enter' key on your keyboard.  If you click 'search sweeps', it should work (if there are actually any sweeps with that keyword). 

Griffin
#3 Posted : Monday, June 30, 2008 10:18:32 PM(UTC)
Griffin

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Joined: 3/1/2007(UTC)
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That was it, clicking the Search Sweeps button made it work. Thanks so much. I can't believe I didn't try that before, there is a web site where I work with the same limitation. If you use the Enter key you get no results, you have to actually click the button.


Thanks, Gaz.

2013 Wins:
Hollis Wilder (SweetByHolly, Cupcake Wars winner) Savory Bites Cookbook
JC Penney Buttons Second Chance Drawing: $275 jcp gift card
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