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  1. TEACLOCKS

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    On the old forum there was a place to search a word in the head like clock repair.
    Now its gone
    or is it :???::???::???:
     
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    I can't get any results from the SEARCH tool:???:
     
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    So, what are you searching for?

    Kurt
     
  5. Tom McIntyre

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    When you click on the search tool (the magnifier icon) there are 3 options. The default is to search the current forum. You can also limit the search to the current thread, or uncheck the default box and search all threads and forums Your search above was limited to this forum..

    Here are screen shots of the various options.

    DefaultSearch.png The default search screen defaulting to the current forum

    NoChkSearch.png If you uncheck the selection of the current forum it searches everywhere.

    UsefulSearch.png The small down arrow icon will show a list of useful searches.

    FullSearch.png If you click on more, you get to the full featured search form.
     
  6. Bill Stuntz

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    Searching on a Forum Title seems counter productive, since ALL the forum titles are already visible on a single screen.
     
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    #7 shutterbug, Oct 26, 2017
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    Try this trick to search our site using google search.
     
  8. Jim Haney

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    #8 Jim Haney, Oct 26, 2017
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    That was a cute answer, did you try a search?

    I may be using the SEARCH function wrong according to Tom's reply, I was using the SEARCH function when you put the cursor on the FORUMS and the dropdown shows SEARCH and then I would put in a simple HAMILTON 992 and it says No results found?

    Also, the child forums should be removed as it is useless.

    Also, the magnifing glass should not be the SEARCH tool.

    Did you guys really try out this new board format?

    If you did why are we having so many issues?
     
  9. Jim Haney

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    If we have to Google to SEARCH our own MB, then we do have too many problems to work out and that it is a joke.:eek:
     
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    I fixed the link in the post I made above. Try it. It works great!
    Yes, our search function is still in the revision process but we'll get there. In the meantime, Google is the way to go.
     
  11. Tom McIntyre

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    Bill, did you really write this? There is nothing about searching forum titles. You may restrict the search to a single forum OR you may search titles, or you can choose both options and search for thread titles in a single forum.

    Jim I use dozens of web sites and the two most common search tool images are the magnifying glass and binoculars. The search form under the Forum tab is the same one you see if you click on More when using the magnifying glass.

    When I used the search the way you describe, with hamilton 992, I got 153 results. If you do a screen capture when you see something strange, you can just paste it into the post with your question and we will have a lot more to go on with fixing it.

    This is new stuff and it may be confusing to some, but it is much more convenient and powerful. That is especially true for anything using images, including asking questions about strange screens.

    This post contains a copy of this post as a screen capture....

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  12. Bill Stuntz

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    I interpreted this to mean a forum title. Maybe I'm getting senile. Also, "clock repair" is an AWEFULLY generic term to search for, and is unlikely to return meaningful results when searching for specific information. And I doubt that he'd get many results by searching for "clock repair" in most forums other than clock repair.
     
  13. Tom McIntyre

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    He was describing the vBulletin search tool with a field displayed where you could type your search target in the forum header (sort of). When people are confused, it can be very hard to figure out what they meant to say. That is why I think we should be pushing to get them to use the screen capture to show what confused them.
     
  14. Bill Stuntz

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    His question certainly confused me. I agree. But the fact that they can't do screen captures from vB to illustrate what they want to do will make that difficult. I'm not sure that there's a screen TO capture in XF that would have clarified his question for me. And maybe he just chose an inappropriate search term to use in his question. It might have been more obvious if he'd used a more specific search term in his question. IMHO, XF's search function works better than the one in vB.
     
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    Tom's reply is correct when a search is initiated while within a particular forum.

    However, if the search is initiated from the MB home page, the three options are not there. The default is to search everywhere. You must click on "MORE" to get an advanced search where you can limit your search to a particular forum.

    The behavior of the search tool is, in this regard, similar to that of the "Mark all Forums Read" tool.
     

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