How to Search the Forums More Effectively
There seems to be a common perception in the Forums that the Search Forum function isn't very good. Here are two techniques that can really help.
First is the Advanced Search. If you're pretty sure you saw sunkast answer a question sometime in the last month, do an Advanced Search for posts by sunkast with 2 or more replies in the last month. That will REALLY filter the results and help you find what you want much more quickly. Obviously this technique is more useful to members who've been around a while, since by definition a Newbie can't know what was posted last month.
The second search trick is to use the Google "Site" command. In a Google Search box, type "site: forums.crackberry.com search terms" This technique lets you search the CrackBerry Forums with the full power of Google.
I hope this info helps. Trevor discusses searching in his How To thread, which is another excellent reference.
- CrackBerry Addict
12-18-2008, 02:16 PM #2
- 913 Posts
- nacle of hubris
Something that bothers me when searching: the request defaults to show threads rather than show posts. If a search hit is on post #253 of a 40 page thread, the title of which has nothing to do with what I was searching for, that's not a very useful hit. I often forget to click the post option, and that can be frustrating."Facts are meaningless. They can be used to prove anything." -- H. Simpson
- CrackBerry Genius
12-19-2008, 03:07 AM #4
- 1,860 Posts
- CH me I MUST be dreaming!
WOW, ya mean its possible to search for stuff in the forum?! This a new feature?!
Probably just coincidence. It doesn't fit the definition of irony. But it's also no coincidence that your username would turn up in a discussion of search.
- CrackBerry Addict
06-19-2009, 10:19 AM #7
- 820 Posts
Thanks for this. It can be kind of hard to find things on the site from time to time and I always hate posting new threads for questions that have already been answered a hundred times. I will put your tips to good use.
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