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88 Montauk posted 05-15-2002 02:26 PM ET (US)   Profile for 88 Montauk   Send Email to 88 Montauk  
I have read in posts that you can search topics for related information. How is this performed?
88 Montauk posted 05-15-2002 02:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for 88 Montauk  Send Email to 88 Montauk     
OOps, How do you Search?
Cpt Quint posted 05-15-2002 02:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Cpt Quint  Send Email to Cpt Quint     
Manually, that is to say you can choose show all the topics from the last ###days and go back and read prevoius questions related to yours.
No there is no actual search engine that performs this for you.You have to do this the old fashion way and "earn" your research.
Mark Gallagher posted 05-15-2002 02:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mark Gallagher  Send Email to Mark Gallagher     
If you are using Internet Explorer you can go to edit, then find on this page and type a key word, i.e. propellor etc..

Just expand topics days or months first to give you more of a search.

It works!


Tom W Clark posted 05-15-2002 03:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
To be more specific, you can search the text of any text based display page with any browser.

What this means to you is that you can search the topics or thread titles in any given section of the FORUM.

The FORUM has posts going back over two years though only the last two years worth are visible and only after you go to one section (e.g. "General") and expand the threads using the menu in the upper right portion of the screen.

With Netscape or Internet Explorer you can type command F and enter any text you want to search for in the box that appears. You may also use the edit menu to select “Find...”. For example, if you want information about fuel tanks you might search for "fuel tank", "fuel tanks", or perhaps just "fuel", "tank" or even just "gas". You need to be careful about spelling and your choice of key words, but with some practice you can find whatever you want.

The limitation here is that is depends on thread titles being descriptive of what is in them. This is why we like thread titles that say things like: "fuel tank" and not: "Wow!"

88 Montauk posted 05-15-2002 03:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for 88 Montauk  Send Email to 88 Montauk     
Dr T posted 05-16-2002 07:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dr T  Send Email to Dr T     
And for Windows machines it is


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