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Unread 08-13-2012, 05:41 PM   #1
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How to successfully search this forum

I don't know if many other people have had issues searching through old posts like i have, but I thought i would share the method that i have been using. It seems to work pretty well.

The trick is to not use the built in function, but to use Google. Below is a couple of examples of using the "site:" search feature to only search the ZJ forum (f13):

site:http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/ u joint cv swap
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site:http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/ 46RH transmission fluid filter change
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Hope this helps somebody!

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Unread 08-13-2012, 06:02 PM   #2
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I couldn't agree more... the search functions of these forums are lousy. Using goole is much easier
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Unread 08-13-2012, 06:18 PM   #3
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I use google.
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Unread 08-13-2012, 06:21 PM   #4
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I couldn't agree more... the search functions of these forums are lousy. Using goole is much easier


If you can't use the search feature correctly the PEBKAC is the root cause...

Oh, and this information already exists... in a FAQ for newbs

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f35/f...nction-738716/

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Unread 08-13-2012, 06:58 PM   #5
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Yeah, I always have trouble using this search function, but google works well. Especially if you put whatever you're searching for in "" it really narrows it down a lot.
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Unread 08-13-2012, 07:25 PM   #6
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Like it says in the sticky the search function for non-paying members does not work quite as well.
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Unread 08-13-2012, 07:33 PM   #7
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It doesn't matter paying or not it's not nearly as good as google is.
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Unread 08-13-2012, 07:47 PM   #8
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I find the reason that google works better is because it gives you so much more results , where as if you search it on the jeepforum, it doesnt give you exactly what youre looking for most of the time. but i try the search before google usually lol. i will be a paying member one day, but right now i am constantly needing things to keep my zj driving lolol
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Unread 08-13-2012, 08:00 PM   #9
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Not to be a kiss butt, however most Google searches will come back to this forum. Hard times have left a reminder to add my token to the site currently, however an issue with my Jeep was easily solved with one search here, upon purchase and just tonight. I found this home from a beginner Google search years ago upon purchase, and still use the forum today. I will throw my nickle in the hat this week though, as finally have some extra funds to help a great resource. This by no means is a guilt inspired post, when I take info I leave info, or at least support JeepForum. Props to the OP, as a Jeepforum search or a standard internet search will bring you here, if you enjoy your vehicle, try to offer something in return for the information you find.

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Unread 08-14-2012, 09:18 AM   #11
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If you can't use the search feature correctly the PEBKAC is the root cause...

Oh, and this information already exists... in a FAQ for newbs

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f35/f...nction-738716/

You are trying to access a webpage that is only accessible to Premium Members.

So no it won't work for us. Thanks for the Google info. Out of the 4-5 other sites I go to as a non member, this is the only forum where I can't access the Advanced Search. Again, maybe just a web problem.
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Unread 08-14-2012, 09:26 AM   #12
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i agree

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Not to be a kiss butt, however most Google searches will come back to this forum. Hard times have left a reminder to add my token to the site currently, however an issue with my Jeep was easily solved with one search here, upon purchase and just tonight. I found this home from a beginner Google search years ago upon purchase, and still use the forum today. I will throw my nickle in the hat this week though, as finally have some extra funds to help a great resource. This by no means is a guilt inspired post, when I take info I leave info, or at least support JeepForum. Props to the OP, as a Jeepforum search or a standard internet search will bring you here, if you enjoy your vehicle, try to offer something in return for the information you find.

My 2 cents.
I totally agree, this site has given me the confidence to work on my Jeep with excellent help and for the most part a great community. When people are able they should definitely get a membership they can afford (I will when I get another job...)
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polka can't spell search.
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