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SEARCHING; Ways to search the forum for problems/solutions
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Aitch


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PostPosted: Fri 30 May 2008, 14:59    Post subject:  SEARCHING; Ways to search the forum for problems/solutions
Subject description: Add yours, too
 



PUPPY LINUX May 08

Ways to search this forum for problems/solutions
(Or anything else you might need to search for Smile )

1st:
[and probably least liked, sorry JohnM] the Search button at the top of the forum pages
You can set parameters/Options to make this targeted, for example to, Search post title only, or Search HOW TO (Solutions)

2nd:
The most popular & often recommended, the wellminded Search

3rd:
Probably the least known about, but one I find very useful klu9's Search
Which you'll need a good browser/video for, as it uses Truvideo & Blinxvideo as well as many Puppy listings

4th:
The most recent addition, not yet in people's minds, but useful nonetheless, is the Community Website Search

Visit the Community Website Here

Apart from, of course, your own favourite well known search engine
Please include yours below

Thanks

TIP: If you right click any of these highlightable links, you can open in new tab; very handy!

Happy searching - You may bookmark any/all of these links

A full searchable database, with many search term options, will be included in the near future, I am reliably informed
[unless you'd like to try your hand]

Aitch
Edit: Added right click Tip

Edit: This list is constantly being amended so check back every now and then, thanks!

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PostPosted: Fri 30 May 2008, 20:06    Post subject:  

Tips:
The actual forum search doesn't search very old posts, so you have to use one of the other searches.
The actual forum search doesn't search for words with less than 4 characters, so you have to add an * if you need to search for 3 letter words.
BUT
The actual forum search is still valuable as it is the only one that can display results in a logical order (e.g. by date), and that has advanced search abilities like searching by author - or am I wrong about this?

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PostPosted: Fri 30 May 2008, 22:52    Post subject:  

Searching by author is very handy sometimes.

Additionally, you can click on somebody's profile and then you will see a link that will show a list of every post that user has made. Handy when you know who made a recent post but don't remember where.

If you go to the forum index, at the top right there is a link which will show all of your own posts. You can also access this by clicking your profile link from a post, as above. It doesn't work from the profile link at the top of the forum though.


If you want to give somebody the link to a post you found by the forum search, but don't want half the words in orange, you can edit the URL. there will be a question mark followed by some text, then an ampersand and more text. Remove everything between the question mark up to and including the ampersand. Like this:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?search_id=1746960937&t=29754
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=29754

If you want give a link to a specific post within a thread, right-click the little white or orange icon at the left of the "header" of the post. Go to "copy link location". Now middle-click where you want the link pasted. For these, if you want to remove the orange you need to remove everything from and including the ampersand to just before the hash sign, like so:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=202493&search_id=1746960937#202493
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=202493#202493

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PostPosted: Sat 31 May 2008, 05:50    Post subject:  

Not Puppy-specific but handy nevertheless:
Linux documentation Search at die.net

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jun 2008, 11:49    Post subject: Manual searches through dozens of pages
Subject description: How to manually search BIG BIG multi-page topics
 

I like to trace the histoy of some topics and sometimes find they go back dozens of pages in a multi-page topic.

So here is some useful advice I got many moons ago for navigating the history of multi page topics (eg this Beginner's Help) back through dozens (if not hundreds) of pages.

Look for the direct page access area near the top right of the topic page - something like

Quote:
Goto page: 1, 2, 3, ..., 273, 274, 275 Next


This lets you quickly select the first 3 and the last 3 pages then SLOWLY get to any other.
But how do you quickly get to page 100?

The answer is to hover the cursor over the page 2 selection to get the absolute address of page 2 (something like the following)

Quote:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/index.php?f=2&ppage=30&sort=lastpost&order=DESC&start=30


then check the page 3 entry which might be something like

Quote:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/index.php?f=2&ppage=30&sort=lastpost&order=DESC&start=60


This gives a quick rule of thumb that the start addresses increase by about 30/page
so a good guestimate for page 100 would be around 3000

Now select page 2 to get the page 2 address in the browser window at the top of the browser page and edit it to

Quote:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/index.php?f=2&ppage=30&sort=lastpost&order=DESC&start=3000


This should get you to around page 100 Smile

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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jun 2008, 14:07    Post subject:  

As an additional thought, & as a result of a recent post,

Tips for 'How To Search' from google; including using filtering/advanced search techniques/how to interpret results, etc

Here

With any luck someone will find something really useful Wink

Yay!

Gold, I found Gold

oops, sorry, wrong forum Laughing

Aitch
Edit: Metasearches
http://clusty.com/
http://www.ithaki.net/ [plugin for mozilla]

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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jun 2008, 15:48    Post subject:  

A good general use search engine is
http://www.metacrawler.com/
it uses Google, Yahoo, MSN Search and Ask.
An all in one.

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PostPosted: Thu 05 Jun 2008, 13:11    Post subject:  

And if all the above isn't enough for you;

Master the google search, like a god, & save time

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PostPosted: Mon 04 Aug 2008, 01:19    Post subject:  

Very Happy Yea, even an idiot like George W uses "the Google on the Internets"
(LOL, just a joke, you NSA guys know that right??)
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PostPosted: Fri 12 Sep 2008, 15:23    Post subject:  

There may be some issues with the forums search - I looked for a topic with 'firewall' in the title that I know exists (since found it again cause I remembered who wrote it and checked their past posts), but the search wouldn't return it in three different ways of asking (all forums, past 3 months; all forums + keyword; beginners (the forum it is in) + keyword in title).
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PostPosted: Fri 07 Nov 2008, 03:39    Post subject:  

I second Aitch!

To get you started, heres my most used forum search technique.
In google (or search engine of choice), type
Code:
site:murga-linux.com my search

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canbyte


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PostPosted: Wed 25 Mar 2009, 00:06    Post subject:  

Good topic Aitch. Should be copied / edited to the wiki & manual

Here is the google advanced search
http://www.google.com/advanced_search?q=site:murga-linux.com&num=100&hl=en&lr=&as_qdr=all

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PostPosted: Fri 10 Apr 2009, 17:34    Post subject:  

Want music downloads?

Or educational research material?

Here's a creative example of google searching

http://www.wimp.com/goodinfo/

different version

http://www.jimmyr.com/blog/Me_on_FT_com_and_Cnet_194_2007.php

Enjoy

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PostPosted: Sat 18 Apr 2009, 17:58    Post subject:  

Google Insights

courtesy; Master_wrong, thanks Wink

http://www.google.com/insights/search/#

example search for a well-known distros global distribution

http://www.google.com/insights/search/#q=puppy%20linux%20download&cmpt=q

shocked - I was... try changing the search terms

http://www.google.com/insights/search/#q=puppy%20linux%20distro%2Cpuppy%20linux%20installer%2Cpuppy%20linux%20download&cmpt=q

so there you have it

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PostPosted: Sat 18 Apr 2009, 20:00    Post subject:  

Cool

cool, and that would confirm our better position at distrowatch...
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