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The 'Search' function

Postby Gromit » Sun May 16, 2004 6:57 pm

As time goes by, there are bound to be topics/questions/requests for info which get repeated. As a reminder to folks who haven't used it, the 'Search' function is useful for gathering info on a specific topic; huggers...throttle balancing...the metal used in the bar end weights ;) etc etc.

Search results can also throw up a broader source of info than starting a new thread, as it will get results from all the forums on the board.

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Postby RiceBurner » Mon May 17, 2004 11:37 am

Worth organising an FAQ's thread??
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Postby Gromit » Mon May 17, 2004 12:08 pm

RiceBurner wrote:Worth organising an FAQ's thread??


I'd given this quite a bit of thought - FAQ's are ok, it's just that many folk often have several questions regarding just one topic. Something an FAQ list might not cover to their satisfaction (and they'd end up asking the same questions in a new thread anyway - it nearly always happens).

With the 'search' facility there's immediately a list of threads to choose from to while away those boring afternoons... ;)

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Postby RiceBurner » Mon May 17, 2004 12:57 pm

Gromit wrote:
RiceBurner wrote:Worth organising an FAQ's thread??


I'd given this quite a bit of thought - FAQ's are ok, it's just that many folk often have several questions regarding just one topic. Something an FAQ list might not cover to their satisfaction (and they'd end up asking the same questions in a new thread anyway - it nearly always happens).

With the 'search' facility there's immediately a list of threads to choose from to while away those boring afternoons... ;)


I was actually meaning a FAQ thread - see the top of VD's Workshop forum for an example.

It's a constantly growing list of links to "good" threads.
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Postby Skint » Wed May 19, 2004 1:03 pm

It's a constantly growing list of links to "good" threads.


What determines a good thread??
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Postby RiceBurner » Wed May 19, 2004 1:19 pm

Skint wrote:
It's a constantly growing list of links to "good" threads.


What determines a good thread??


useful information, a long list of "thank you's" , the thread controllers discretion. :)
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Postby Skint » Thu May 20, 2004 7:31 am

rice burner; Then whats the problem with the search?? I personally have not bother reading a majority of the VD faq's as they have not been that interesting, usefull or at all good.. No matter how many thank yous appear, this would still not constitute a 'good' thread..
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Postby RiceBurner » Thu May 20, 2004 10:21 am

Skint wrote:rice burner; Then whats the problem with the search?? I personally have not bother reading a majority of the VD faq's as they have not been that interesting, usefull or at all good.. No matter how many thank yous appear, this would still not constitute a 'good' thread..


ummm, sorry, I didn't say there was anything wrong with search.

We actually started the Workshop FAQ in VD cos search wasn't working (before the recent upgrade) and tbh I haven't added to it that much recently.

The "official" FAQ in VD is not what I'm talking about btw - it's the sticky thread at the top of the Workshop forum that I run.

The threads there were mostly just suggested to me by those who had found them useful.
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Postby PBBoxer » Thu Nov 11, 2004 11:16 pm

A search function would be great. Has anyone thought of adding one? :twisted:
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Postby Paul » Fri Nov 12, 2004 7:20 am

PBBoxer wrote:A search function would be great. Has anyone thought of adding one? :twisted:


Try looking at the top right hand corner of any page on Boxertrix. It's the little magnifying glass icon, which is confusingly labled "search" :roll:

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Postby Delpel » Fri Nov 12, 2004 9:03 am

Riceburner, without wanting to appear thick, stupid or dumb what are you talking about when you mention 'VD Workshop forum'

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Postby Skint » Fri Nov 12, 2004 9:10 am

Delpel wrote:Riceburner, without wanting to appear thick, stupid or dumb what are you talking about when you mention 'VD Workshop forum'

Be gently on me I have just come off nights.

It is the workshop area in visordown.com, the two sticky threads at the top.
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Postby PBBoxer » Fri Nov 12, 2004 11:11 am

A search function.. now that would be a good thing
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