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Posted By: Dave Guest <firstname.lastname@example.org> In Response To: Re: This board needs a FAQ...Or us newbies need to learn to make use of the SEARCH function :)n/m (Jeff Shafer - Webmaster)
Date: Tuesday, 21 March 2000, at 4:05 a.m.
In Response To: Re: This board needs a FAQ...Or us newbies need to learn to make use of the SEARCH function :)n/m (Jeff Shafer - Webmaster)
I agree Jeff,
I personally have never had any problems with the search engine (apart from those couple of occassions when I tried searching as it was in the middle of an index regeneration). Sometimes you do get hundreds of results but the first page usually does the trick.
It's worth pointing out that there are 2 ways of searching the archives. The first is to use the "Search" facility where you can search for particular keywords in the message bodies and headers. The second is to "View the forum archive" which literally just lists every message ever posted. This is the one that can seem daunting as you only see the message subjects which very often do not match the message bodies if the discussions have drifted off on a tangent. Using these two methods I usually find what I'm looking for within a couple of minutes.
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