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Old 03-05-2009, 05:55 PM   #1
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Default Using the Search Tool

At the top of the main page, click on the Search link. A window will pop up giving you a choice of typing in a keyword and hitting GO...
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...or you can click on the Advance Search which will bring you to a new page (below) where you can refine your search.



Refine your search by including a key word or words and an author.
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You can continue to refine the search by selecting items in the Search Options box.



If you are in a specific Forum category (ie., Sprinter Talk), you can select Search this Forum to bring up the search pop up.
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If you are in a specific Thread (ie., Fuel Filter Change), you can select Search this Thread to bring up the search pop up.
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:46 PM   #2
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When I search "fuel filter" in search titles only it returns just fuel filter, however when using search entire posts it returns the words separately and together which is returning 99% of what you don't need or want. Why does it appear to treat the underlined phrases differently?

It could be just me...

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Old 07-27-2009, 04:38 AM   #3
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No it's not you. I'm not fond of the database version of the search. I now know why I changed it to the vbulletin one.

While you can use the boolean with the database, there are limitations. I'm going to change it back because it sucks! I'll look into thoroughly on improving it.
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Old 07-27-2009, 04:59 AM   #4
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I thought it was just me but it doesn't seem to work in any format, except bring up some that may be specific to the search but it's more of a hit and miss thing.
I just ran floor jacks zip nothing, and it's a current thread. tried NCV still nothing and it's a four letter word
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Old 07-27-2009, 01:21 PM   #5
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The ability to return an exact combination of words or phrases would be most helpful...Having said that this forum is a wealth of great information (our contribution ) and setup and managed near impeccably (your contribution )....Thank you for the hard work you do.

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Oh yeah...I would really like a spell checker.
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No it's not you. I'm not fond of the database version of the search. I now know why I changed it to the vbulletin one.

While you can use the boolean with the database, there are limitations. I'm going to change it back because it sucks! I'll look into thoroughly on improving it.
I cant get any boolean to work in the search engine. Is there a trick, or is it just not working?
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Did you try the Google Search?
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Did you try the Google Search?
I found it once, but it searched more than the forum. Perhaps I do not know how to use it correctly.
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I found it once, but it searched more than the forum. Perhaps I do not know how to use it correctly.

When you use the Google Search function, under the Search link (blue bar), the first few links are noted as ads, the rest should be the forum.
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