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Am I the only one who misses the daily updates of additional
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bwh1969

Joined: 25 Oct 2010
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Location: Allentown, PA

PostPosted: Sat 05 Feb 2011, 10:43    Post subject: searching  

The search function seems pretty much useless in this particular forum. It will take you to the post, but if the post has 108 pages, then good luck finding your search item there. For some reason, it just seems to land on the first page, and if one uses the browser's search function to find the term one was looking for, there is a great change you get "phrase not found." I have better luck going to google or bing to find the answer than I would finding it using "search" on the forum page.
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erdraug

Joined: 26 Jan 2011
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PostPosted: Sat 05 Feb 2011, 13:03    Post subject:  

Maybe try something wiki-related?
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Pizzasgood


Joined: 04 May 2005
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Location: Knoxville, TN, USA

PostPosted: Wed 09 Feb 2011, 17:55    Post subject: Re: searching  

bwh1969 wrote:
The search function seems pretty much useless in this particular forum. It will take you to the post, but if the post has 108 pages, then good luck finding your search item there. For some reason, it just seems to land on the first page

Choose to have it display results as posts rather than threads. Then when you see one you want to jump to, click on the link to the post rather than the link to the thread. I took some annotated screenshots to show where these are located.
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JMX

Joined: 29 Dec 2008
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PostPosted: Wed 09 Feb 2011, 22:45    Post subject:  

There is way to search for all daily activity on this Forum. This search is able to disclose what is presently happening throughout the entire Forum, or limited to a particular Category.

For example, in the search field I enter a few common expected keywords (with wildcards), like this:

pup* OR post* OR pet* OR lin*

Then I carefully select the other check boxes to return the desired results. I have mine set to see all of the threads that have been active on the entire Forum during the previous 24 hours, with the most recent posting right on top. (There are always about 75 threads active every day).

Once I have successfully saved the resulting search as a URL bookmark, then with one mouse click I can see everything that has been happening within the previous 24 hours.

This also works great from a cellphone WAP browser. With one click from my cellphone I can now scroll through all of today's new and active threads.

I can catch some really neat up-to-the-minute stuff this way.
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