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You're way better off using Google to search SVrider than using the resident search tools. The reason for this is if you search something like "damper rods drilling" you will get any post with damper or rods or drilling

better to use google and search "damper rods drilling site:svrider.com" Using the site: function in Google will allow you to search any site without searching the whole web.

In the "damper rods drilling site:svrider.com" example above you will get only posts with damper rods and drilling, not any of the three terms. It's much more accurate.

You can also use Boolean commands like "damper rods drilling site:svrider.com -preload" if for some reason you wanted to remove all posts where preload is included in the discussion.

I am oftern frustrated by the search tool when I am trying to find technical information on the site and it comes back buried a mega list of posts that really are not relevent. This method has worked way better for me. Hope it helps someone else.
 

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I have to agree here. On my site we had to install a google search bar in the bbc to get better results. might be worth looking into
 

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Why would I want to look up "damper rods drilling" in the first place?? What's a damper rods drilling anyways?? :tard:
 

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This tip is already sticky'ed in the FAQ.

Which brings up another tip...check the FAQ first!!! ;D
Ewwww, Richie being all helpful. Wanna help me take out a oil stand union this weekend? :D
 

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Where is it in the FAQ. Honestly I can't find it.
 

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Ewwww, Richie being all helpful. Wanna help me take out a oil stand union this weekend? :D
Sorry, that post used up my helpful quota for the week. ;D;D

Holler at me Thursday or Friday, we'll see what day works best.

Bad news, looks like Crawdaddyz went under. :'(
 

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Sorry, that post used up my helpful quota for the week. ;D;D

Holler at me Thursday or Friday, we'll see what day works best.

Bad news, looks like Crawdaddyz went under. :'(
I was afraid of that. We'll just have to get your cajun to fix some at your house. ;D

Will do on hollerin atcha. I picked up a thread file today, and the part finally came in, so I've got 2 options now. Hopefully one will work. :tard: I'm hiding a certain someone's hammer.


ok..........back to FAQ.
 

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This tip is already sticky'ed in the FAQ.

Which brings up another tip...check the FAQ first!!! ;D
But really, how many people think when they is a search tool on the page, Oh, I better check the FAQ before searching the site.

I think of the FAQ as being for, um, other stuff.

Plus, If you go to the FAQ from the nav bar at the top of any page, you wind up at the more or less useless page here. http://forum.svrider.com/faq.php If you type search in there you don't find the google info and if you search google from that page you get nothing.

Honestly, I don't even know how to get to the FAQ you linked to. It's not the FAQ on the nav on the left of the main page either.
 

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The FAQ is located in the first block of :http://forum.svrider.com/forums.php
Pretty easy to find.
Most forums would rather you search through the FAQ section before you start posting questions. I realize that its not first nature for people that arent accustomed to using forums regularly.

The "FAQ" in the nav bar at the top of the page is there to tell you how to use the forum, its a default for operating the forum software. Searching in there ONLY tells you how to operate the forum software.

Using the search function on this board is easy, IF you know how to search. By narrowing down your search to more definitive items, AND by choosing "search thread titles only" you can get much better results. Otherwise you'll get hits for EVERYTIME that search item is posted up, even if its included in someone's signature.
 

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The site owner could remap the FAQ link in the nav bar to go to the forum FAQ page if they dug into the code a little.

I saw this video on another site, and am going to show it in my computer classes from now on when I talk about forums.
 

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The FAQ is located in the first block of :http://forum.svrider.com/forums.php
Pretty easy to find.
Most forums would rather you search through the FAQ section before you start posting questions. I realize that its not first nature for people that arent accustomed to using forums regularly.

The "FAQ" in the nav bar at the top of the page is there to tell you how to use the forum, its a default for operating the forum software. Searching in there ONLY tells you how to operate the forum software.

Using the search function on this board is easy, IF you know how to search. By narrowing down your search to more definitive items, AND by choosing "search thread titles only" you can get much better results. Otherwise you'll get hits for EVERYTIME that search item is posted up, even if its included in someone's signature.
Having two diffrent FAQs is confusing.

Also, no matter what you do you're still limited to "or" searches. So, thread, not thread, sure fine but if you search for "damper rod drilling" you will get posts with con rods, rod serling, fishing rod, offshore drilling, etc. There needs to be some sort of function for boolean type searches or the forum needs to default to an AND search rather than an OR.

I use forums, but not all the time.

Adam
 

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Just to be clear, I only bring this up as I think SVrider is great in all other respects. It has been a key factor in making my SV ownership more fun. :)
 
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