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Tony4150

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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2014 7:08:51 PM

so you can search for a specific word/s.
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2014 5:48:50 PM

Oh, that's easy: this one!
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Elwood74
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2014 3:45:12 PM

Yes, what forum doesn't have a search function?
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navy1954
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2014 10:27:53 AM

Every other forum I eve visited had some sort of search mechanism. One had a search tool that was unavailable and the forum suggested using Google to search within the particular forum.
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maxstar
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 7:07:53 PM

A search function gets suggested about once a month. I am not holding my breath.
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groffster
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:04:00 PM

This would be very nice. I'm actually thinking about starting a thread, but wanted to see it it was out there already first. Hard to search for it manually. This is the day of computers, manual searching is not needed anymore. :o)
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RS101
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2014 5:15:28 AM

Great idea.....
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Scrapheap
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 11:20:00 AM

Gas_Buddy wrote > Great idea. Wonder why it hasn't been suggested before.

Better question might be, why hasn't it been acted upon before?

Gas_Buddy wrote > But do you really think there are enough unique words or phrases that a "search feature" for the forums would be effective?

There is commercially available forum software that will allow you to search titles, within the body of posts, by forum, by author, by date and combinations of the aforementioned. Yes, there are enough unique words.
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 1:10:46 AM

This suggestion has been added to the as a new topic on an existing subject.

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maxstar
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2014 9:54:54 PM

The idea is suggested every few months, yet no such function has been added. The links below have some of the responses from the previous suggestions over the past year alone.

Allow searching forum post topics

Forum Search

Forum Search?

Forum Search

[Edited by: maxstar at 1/21/2014 9:55:25 PM EST]
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2014 7:46:50 PM

Great idea. Wonder why it hasn't been suggested before.

But do you really think there are enough unique words or phrases that a "search feature" for the forums would be effective? After all, many of the members can't come up with an accurate and descriptive title for their topics that can easily be understood when review the topics within a category.

Definitely one of the better suggestions.
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