Tips for Searching the Forums
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This forum's search feature may return confusing results for you if you use more than one word. This is because by default, searching for several words will return results with any of those words in it. So searching for router table will return posts that have the word "router" in it as well as posts that have the word "table". This is not very useful!

So, to solve this problem, you can require that all of your search terms appear in the same post. To do this, you add a plus sign (+) directly before the word, like so:

Code:
+router +table

(Notice there is no space between the + and the beginning of the word.)

This will search for "all posts with the words 'router' AND 'table'." And this is usually what you want.
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#12
  Re: Tips for Searching the Forums by WoodNet Manager (This forum's search ...)
Is there a way to restrict the search result to show only the initial post from each matching thread?

If I do a title search, it is very redundant to get a result for every posting in that thread in the search result. And I can not see at a glance all of the relevent threads without paging through them.
May the forest be with you.
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#13
  Re: Re: Tips for Searching the Forums by preservinglogs (Is there a way to re...)
I put a - sign in front of RE instead of a + sign and it only returns the first post.
Hope this helps
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#14
  Re: Re: Tips for Searching the Forums by kawboy (I put a - sign in fr...)
Sounds useful. What does RE means?
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#15
  Re: Re: Tips for Searching the Forums by lat (Sounds useful. What ...)
When you post a reply to another post, the default subject line starts out "Re:". So if you exclude "Re" from your search, that helps remove replies.
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#16
  Re: Re: Tips for Searching the Forums by WoodNet Manager (When you post a repl...)
WoodNet Manager said:


When you post a reply to another post, the default subject line starts out "Re:". So if you exclude "Re" from your search, that helps remove replies.



I believe you need to include the colon (e.g. "-re:") or it will not show any items with words containing "re" ("were", etc.).
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we will love only that which we understand,
and we will understand only that which we are taught."
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#17
  Re: Tips for Searching the Forums by WoodNet Manager (This forum's search ...)
Does anyone know if there are plans for the site to support RSS feeds? Or maybe it already does and I am missing something.
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#18
  Re: Tips for Searching the Forums by WoodNet Manager (This forum's search ...)
what dose the numbers in the parenthesis (--) stand for in the reply column
Happy Sawdust, Dale
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  Re: Re: Tips for Searching the Forums by Lesak1 (what dose the number...)
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#20
  Re: Re: Tips for Searching the Forums by Patsfan (total replies (unrea...)
Is there a way to search the archives? I am looking for a post that occured back in 2003. Are threads that old even kept in archives?

Thanks
John
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