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MDF Search Feature

Post by mrix » Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:34 pm

Hello all, when using the forums search feature and you are searching for something specific you must add the specific search options to get the best results, there is no point in just adding a Keyword and clicking submit because you will likely pull up hundreds of pages where that keyword has been used within Topics, posts, replies etc.
To narrow the search down you must choose the options available.
Earlier today members were having issues looking for an Old Topic on Clod Shots, as explained if you just place the keyword Clod Shots the search will pull up around 144 pages :-O
So what can we do to greatly narrow the search field ?????

1) Place the Keyword in the search query Search for keywords: We are using as an example Clod Shots

2) Next under Search Options and Search in forums: highlight a forum the topic is likely to be in, in this case its Metal Detecting Finds - Stories

3) Next tick the box option Search Within: Topic Titles Only

4) And finally tick the box Display results as - Topics

Now if you click search the result field will be narrowed down from 114 results to just 6 ::g

Obviously these options will not apply to everyone's searches but hopefully it will give you a basic idea how you can narrow down search results and pinpoint " excuse the pun " that specific topic you are looking for ::g
Cheers all
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Re: MDF Search Feature

Post by Danzigman » Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:37 pm

Of some reason I can not thank you for this post.. ?? But thank you for the information, will same me many hours of search..
Thank you..
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Re: MDF Search Feature

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Re: MDF Search Feature

Post by mrix » Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:56 pm

Of some reason I can not thank you for this post.. ?? But thank you for the information, will same me many hours of search..
Thank you..
HH - John.
Thanks John, much appreciated ::g
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Re: MDF Search Feature

Post by beaubrummell » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:55 am

Cheers mrix. That will be a great time saver.

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Re: MDF Search Feature

Post by GREGGOWREX » Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:04 pm

I use it all the time , its a great time saver

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