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Carers UK Forum • Searching for a phrase
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Searching for a phrase

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:09 pm
by Nikiya
Excuse me if I'm being stupid, but I just can't see how to search for a phrase on this forum. I'm used to putting the phrase in inverted commas, but that doesn't seem to work here, even in the Advanced search. I'm searching for "PIP appeal", but all my searches bring up posts including "PIP" and "appeal" (you can imagine there are quite a few of those [typical British understatement :) ]), but not necessarily together!

Can anyone help me out, please?

Re: Searching for a phrase

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:20 pm
by Chris From The Gulag
Par for the course on many forums designed by phpBB software.

Case of trial and error ... PIP APPEAL PROBLEMS ... may narrow it down slightly.

Internet search will reveal hundreds if not low thousands of replies on the major disability forums.

SCOPE ... literally pages of them.

Groups making up The Disability Alliance ... no punches pulled on that topic !!!

This one , for carers , is a mere sideshow.

I can help if you would let me know the precise area realting to " PIP Appeals. "

Law / practice / advocates / procedures / venue access ( If disabled ) / travelling problems etc. etc.

Re: Searching for a phrase

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:58 pm
by Nikiya
Well, I was actually looking for people who'd had experience of them, since it seems we shall be having to undergo one. But really it was more of a case of knowing what the syntax was for finding phrases in general.

Re: Searching for a phrase

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:58 pm
by susieq
Firstly you don't to need use inverted commas when searching for a phrase on this forum - and - secondly 'PIP' and 'appeal' will bring up many threads where those words have been used (just checked and found 22 pages worth !) because they are very often used in commonly asked questions.

Unfortunately you will have to check all of them to see if one contains the answers you are looking for.

Re: Searching for a phrase

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:02 pm
by bowlingbun
It might be just easier to start a thread explaining the specific problems you are having, asking for help.

Re: Searching for a phrase

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:05 pm
by Chris From The Gulag
PIP experiences ?

Disability forums are full of them.

Strongly recommend a strong drink before viewing some of those.

Having said that ... some do sail through ... but never report the experience.

Re: Searching for a phrase

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:08 pm
by Melly1
Hi Nikiya,
If you use advanced search, and
Place + in front of a word which must be found and - in front of a word which must not be found. Put a list of words separated by | into brackets if only one of the words must be found. Use * as a wildcard for partial matches.
Your search will at least bring up all posts/ threads ( you stipulate which further down on the advanced search) include both these terms.

However, as BB says, you could explain your/your carees situation for a more tailored and specific response.

Melly1

Re: Searching for a phrase

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:11 pm
by Chris From The Gulag
My offer still stands !

Some from this forum ... surprisingly few :

https://www.carersuk.org/forum/support- ... %20appeals

https://www.carersuk.org/forum/support- ... %20appeals ( Good for background to the current process. )

https://www.carersuk.org/forum/support- ... %20appeals

https://www.carersuk.org/forum/support- ... ppeals[/b]

https://www.carersuk.org/forum/support- ... %20appeals

A mere drop in the ocean when compared to the disability support forums.

Re: Searching for a phrase

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:17 am
by Nikiya
Thank you, all! I was trying for Best Practice and not opening a thread where there's an existing one already, but it's proving so difficult that I think you're right :)