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Lack of support for searching complex BBS forums

The Fluid Dynamics Search Engine cannot be used to search many complex BBS systems, including phpBB, Ikonboard, Invision Board, YaBB, and UltimateBB.

These complex BBS systems cannot, in general, be searched by any stand-alone search engine because:

Because of these problems, FDSE is not the best tool for searching complex BBS systems. A better option for searching these message boards is to use the built-in search function that comes with each system.

If you must use FDSE for searching message boards, you will need to create a set of Filter Rules to ensure that the crawler visits the correct pages. Setting up filters is labor-intensive and may take many hours for each board. Each board must be customized separately.

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