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General Discussion => Forum and Website => Topic started by: Audionut on October 20, 2014, 03:59:21 PM

Title: How to use the forum search feature
Post by: Audionut on October 20, 2014, 03:59:21 PM
Using the options below, you should be able to narrow your search results down to useful results, without having to wade through a bunch of irrelevant search results.



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The blue circled search box is a thread search.  When inside a thread (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_forum#Thread), you can use this box to search for words inside that thread.
The red circled search word is the main search function.  This is a dumb search.  Enter a word here, hit search, and it will list all posts containing that word.
The green circled Advanced search is where the real power lies.  See  below.



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This advanced section, opens up some more useful search features.
You can search for words by a user, simply enter the forum username.
Define the search order.
Search in the topic subjects only.  ie:  Thread titles.
Define the age of the posts to search.  ie:  Only search for the word in posts not older then 3 days (or 5 days, or whatever you define).
The red underlined option also allows you to define which sections of the forum to search.  See below.



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