Actually if you'll put a space both before and after the word it will narrow down your search nicely. (It's a DG quirk I discovered quite a while ago.) For giggles and grins, here are four searches for ants:
Daisyavenue, a really good search engine is deceptively elegant, easy to use, intuitive, and returns excellent results in the blink of an eye (Google is a prime example.) It's kind of like watching Olympic-level athletes perform - they make it look sooooo easy, you almost believe you could do it, too. However, building that critter requires tremendous resources - technical expertise AND hardware and software - to make it work.
Also keep in mind that search engines like Google do one thing and they do it very well. They're not simultaneously developing content or information (like the Plants Database, the Watchdog or our forums ), so they can focus ALL their resources on being the best at going out and finding websites and "crawling" all over them to be able to return good matches when we type in a word or phrase.
That's the long way of saying it would be great to have a search engine that's as easy-to-use and good as Google's, but it's a whole lot harder and more expensive than it looks, lolol.
I really am not complaining- just curious because sometimes I don't want to have to ask a really dumb question on forums...well, maybe not dumb, just one that has been asked before many times! Just wanted some searching hints and you have helped bunches.
Daisy, I am the king of dumb questions, but the cool thing is nobody here calls me dumb, they answer the question, they couldn't recognize me walking down the street so fire away. Everyone here has questions and if someone can help they will. I don't think anyone minds repetitive questions either, I like to think its better to ask the question and get a good result than just wing it and be dissapointed.