The GU Search Engine ( Last Updated: March 21st, 2013 )
GU has had a basic search feature for a few years now, but as the archives grow it has become
evident that a more detailed search engine is required. The following engine will allow you to
search the archives by game name, or search for certain key words within the text, description,
title, or game name associated with a comic.
Basic search rules and limitations:
Search entries must be atleast four letters long; * can be used as a wild card to increase search results
(if booth doesn't work try booth*). Other operators are listed below to help you refine your search.
Enhancing Search Results
This search feature is essentially a boolean search of text currently found in the "panel type" (the subtitle
below the GU Comics logo), the "comic title" (the actual title of the comic), and/or the "keywords" (a combination
of the text and description of each comic). You can use boolean operators to improve your search. Please be aware
though that mySQL forces a considerable number of "stop words" which aren't allowed as search parameters. Some of
them are pretty stupid, but they cause invalid searches none the less.
Click Here to Expand (or collapse) the list of avalaible Boolean Operators, explanations, and examples.
Click Here to Expand (or collapse) the list of "stopwords". (Trust me, it's a LONG list)
||put a plus infront of every word or phrase that must be present in the return
vhah naked | will return every comic with either the word vhah or naked in it
+vhah +naked | will return every comic with both the word vhah and naked in it
serves as a replacement for truncated letters; search results match if they begin with
the word preceding the "*" operator
booth | will return every comic with the word booth in it
*booth | will return every comic with the word booth or words that end with booth in it (such as phonebooth)
booth* | will return every comic with the word booth or words that begin with booth in it (such as boothbabes)
||searches enclosed within double quotes are interpretted literally
liquid monkey ass | will return every comic with either the word liquid, monkey or ass in it
"liquid monkey ass" | will return every comic with exactly the phrase "liquid monkey ass" in it