Searching the Message Board using Google

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bangster

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to search the message board using the google search engine, just add 'site:mb.nawcc.org' to your search params... i.e.,:

bushing by hand site:mb.nawcc.org
 
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Joe Jones

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Just tried it. I entered "clocks site:mb.mawcc.org"
Got "Your search - clocks site:mb.mawcc.org - did not match any documents."
Tried it with other topics with same results.
 

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Just tried it. I entered "clocks site:mb.mawcc.org"
Got "Your search - clocks site:mb.mawcc.org - did not match any documents."
Tried it with other topics with same results.
But you wrote "mawcc" instead of "nawcc." That makes the difference.
 

Joe Jones

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Thanks. Instead of typing it out, I copied and pasted from the original post at the top of the page and didn't notice the error in the original. I'll try it again.

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Joe Jones

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Just tried it by copying, pasting, and changing the M to an N. It worked fine. Thanks again.
 

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yes, well, the only appropriate response is: bad, bangster, bad!

i’ve edited his post.... o_O;)
 

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glad it's working for you... i find it to be incredibly useful when trying to dig up info... especially something i posted about three years ago (for example). the trick is to find the right phrases, i.e.:

bushing tool site:mb.nawcc.org​

would return more hits than:

k&d bushing tool site:mb.nawcc.org​

it allows us to use the power of google searches... which, frankly, kick butt over what the forum search offers (to be fair, that's kind of like comparing godzilla to the gecko lizard). using google, you can try a specific date range (i.e., previous year, last 7 days, etc.), pull up your search results and then switch to 'images' to look for a specific clock, etc.... doesn't always work, but i use it several times a time like this.

have fun!
 

Joe Jones

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Thanks for the tip! I've been searching the pages for a problem I've had and been coming up with "no results found"
One search with Google and the magic phrase at the end, and there are over twenty results.
 
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I use google search to also find my own postings, its much quicker.
 
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