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How often do you use the SEARCH feature?
Frequently 8%  8%  [ 4 ]
Often 25%  25%  [ 13 ]
Every now and then 19%  19%  [ 10 ]
Few times a year 17%  17%  [ 9 ]
Never 31%  31%  [ 16 ]
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 Post subject: Do you use the SEARCH tool?
PostPosted: February 4th, 2007, 10:33 pm 
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I've noticed a lot of people start new threads about something because they can't find the old thread so I'm just wondering ---- do you use the search tool?

Why? Why not?

Do you know how to use the tool? Are there any confusion of how you should enter things for certain topics?

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Never. My poor brain has never fully understood all the little boxes and options, so I don't know who to use it.

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Ditto what JF said. I'm always so daunted and confused by all of the options it's sort of like Just let me search the flippin' name/topic!!
Those clarifications or whatever they are just get in the way.

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To be honest, I don't think it does what I think it does... :P Like JF and Gwen, the boxes and such are confusing to me, so I end up finding what I want another, and probably longer, way. :confused:

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I use it a lot of times, it saves from wasting lots of time. I am not confused however. I did not know that there are several people who does not know how to use the tool. Maybe mods should consider preparing a brief explanation about how that tool works.

I know mods ignore me but I said my ideas nonetheless.

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^True what Ellie said.
I've used the Search function a couple of times when looking for certain threads or people, but it doen't seem to work so well.
Can it be changed to be more customized?
I would like a search function that worked more like Google so you could search for words or sentences in a specific word order.
And perhaps more search options, as in search for a title or search for the text in a post... :angel:

Ohh and another thing. Sometimes it would help if people posted more accurate topic titles, other than 'Viggo is hot...' (though I can't deny the facts, lol) but that might just be me... :P

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Strangely enough, the search tool has always really satisfied me... and I only use the <i>Search for Keywords</i>, <i>Search for Author</i>, and the <i>Forum</i> option. I never bother with the other Search Option tools.

<b>Captain Faramir:</b> As it seems there are a lot of people who don't seem to know how to use it, that might be a very good idea.

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Meh.. the search tool is much too confusing for my brain. I rarely ever use it, unless I'm looking for a thread for reference on something else, or if I'm looking for a certain person. :)

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Yeah I can only agree. I've used the search tool once or twice, but my poor little brain doesn't really know how it works and I just find it a bit confusing so I just look for the threads myself.

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We have a search tool? *clueless :blink:*

Show's ya how much I know...

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I've used it exactly twice and it hasn't ever given me what I was looking for... :confused:

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PostPosted: February 10th, 2007, 6:33 pm 
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Fíriel_18190 wrote:
Yeah I can only agree. I've used the search tool once or twice, but my poor little brain doesn't really know how it works and I just find it a bit confusing so I just look for the threads myself.
Can you be bribed to look for threads the Search engine can't locate? lol
I was looking for a certain Boromir thread the other day, but gave up as there are too many Boromir threads... *sigh*

Perhaps it would actually be an idea to make people aware there is a Search function, seems there is a lot who doesn't know... perhaps it could help at least some people to find what they look for :angel:

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Um I've only ever used it once or twice :-D

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Fíriel_18190 wrote:
Yeah I can only agree. I've used the search tool once or twice, but my poor little brain doesn't really know how it works and I just find it a bit confusing so I just look for the threads myself.
Can you be bribed to look for threads the Search engine can't locate? lol
I was looking for a certain Boromir thread the other day, but gave up as there are too many Boromir threads... *sigh*

Perhaps it would actually be an idea to make people aware there is a Search function, seems there is a lot who doesn't know... perhaps it could help at least some people to find what they look for :angel:


No thanks... *lol* looking for threads really does annoy me, but when I use the search tool I just never seem to find what I'm looking for.

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PostPosted: February 13th, 2007, 3:41 pm 
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Awww.. was worth asking, lol
To do poor search function a little justice, I actually recently found a thread I was looking for!! But I still don't think the search for 'and' and 'or' function works so well...

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What search tool... Oh I see, heh heh. Well. That's interesting, I didn't see that before. :-D

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