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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 04-21-2003, 03:26 AM Thread Starter
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PLEASE USE SEARCH!!!

Ok, the sudden influx of newb's is great for the site. Wonderful. I feel though, that we have lost the emphasis on the use of the SEARCH button.

First off, lemme clear up a few things, common questions if you will.

Take the sway bars off!! As soon as you get the damn truck. Just take em off, dont ask why or how, just do it.

Yes, the top does come off, fifteen bolts on mine, if I remember. And while your at it, take the doors off.

Go six inches, everybody wishes they had that only went with four.

A/T anything are for pussies.

My truck is the way I want it, so don't ask me how you should build yours.

The newb's just need to take a little time, do some research, answer your question before it gets asked, that sorta thing. We have a search button, please, use it.

Thank you all for your time. Enjoy the site! :mrgreen:
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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 04-21-2003, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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I remember when I was told to use search for the first time, I was kinda offended. This was in my newbie days. I was like "geez, it's just one question..."

Well, now that that "one question" has been asked by 100 people, I see know why I was told that.
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The search function on most bulletin board software completely sucks compared to a real search engine like Google. It's slow and doesn't do any word correlation, pattern matching, or anything, just raw text matching is so 80's and it sucks.

There is no search link until you sign up for an account on this board. I'm sure this causes less people to search than anything else (it did me). This is especially true for the newbie to the board that is just looking for information. They don't see a search feature so they sign up and ask a question never realizing that the search function magically appeared after they signed up. Confusing, especially to someone new to the board.
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The search function on most bulletin board software completely sucks compared to a real search engine like Google. It's slow and doesn't do any word correlation, pattern matching, or anything, just raw text matching is so 80's and it sucks.

There is no search link until you sign up for an account on this board. I'm sure this causes less people to search than anything else (it did me). This is especially true for the newbie to the board that is just looking for information. They don't see a search feature so they sign up and ask a question never realizing that the search function magically appeared after they signed up. Confusing, especially to someone new to the board.
Search here works fine for me...I find everything i need here and its fast...quit crying...there are plenty others that have no problem....and many boards will not let you search until you sign up...go to pirate...you have to pay before you can search...
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I'm not crying. I'm explaining why people don't search. The people complaining about someone using the forums to ask questions are the ones crying.
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I'm not crying. I'm explaining why people don't search. The people complaining about someone using the forums to ask questions are the ones crying.
Because the same questions have been asked a million times...
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Yeah, I know it's a pain. I have been a member of hundreds on online communities over the years and it's the same everywhere. Personally I don't mind answering the same question a million times but I know it bothers some people. I don't like hostile attitudes towards new people though. Like I said, you see the exact same thing everywhere, it's not unique to this board. It's just the nature of the beast (partly due to poor software tools also).

Information tends to change over time so getting a concise up-to-date answer is quicker and easier than spending hours pouring over old posts. The problem with most message boards is that there is a ton of useless messages mixed in with whatever you are looking for. It can take a lot of time to sort all that out and you still might not find what you are looking for. Even worse is that you don't know if you found the latest information or not.

I think just telling people to search is a waste of time. It would be better to put together a site (FAQ, Wiki, whatever) that contains the most common information asked for and it kept up to date with posts made in the forum. This is what most boards do. I don't know if this site has something like that but if it does I couldn't easily find it. That's another thing, it needs to be super visible and easy to find. People gloss over stuff, it's stupid but until you spend a lot of time within a particular system you don't really know what is going on and this is to be expected.
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answering good tech questions a million times isnt nearly as annoying as answering questions like "What size tires can I fit on my bronco with no lift?" (here) or "Do TB spacers work?" (FTE) or "whats the best cam for my stock 88 mustang gt?" (stangnet). It doesnt matter where you go the idiots all ask the same stupid questions without trying to research for themselves. I call them idiots because they obviously can not take the time to read and understand the bizillion pages of information regarding there question. Instead they make a post hoping someone will just tell them what to do...they dont think for themselves which is why they are idiots. /rant

Now if these people would read the "read first" posts they would see the part which says to use the search function for their answers before making a post and possibly knocking a more technical post off the page.

Now, when a person joins an online forum they recieve an activation email. To fix the problem with people not using search the activation email should tell them so use the search function for the "activation thread" that would then be burried in the archives. This way before a person can even post they have to know how to use search, and if they make a post we all know they know where the search function is and how to use it.

that wont ever happen though...so [/rant] and happy 4wheelin
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this should be stickied to the new posts thread thats where most ppl start

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U have to be a member to search

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When I first joined this site, I thought some of the respondants were pricks, but after a while of reading the same questions over and over and not just every now and then but every other day, it gets old and unfortunately, some random newb gets the brunt of it.
Sure some responses are down right rude and uncalled for, but hey if you can't take a joke

there is no such thing as stupid questions, just stupid people.
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U have to be a member to search
Wrong. You have to be registered. Members pay $20 a year. Searching is free after you register.

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NOOB HERE

WTF where is search button seriously I can't find it anywhere
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Look near the top of this or any page, & you'll see 4 ads & then a gray box that says "Welcome, theeggomobile etc.. Right under that gray box is the magic word "Search". Use it's dropdown for advanced searches.

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There is no search button where you discribe! (or anywhere else that I can find. Its funny, there is a search button on this reply to thred page.
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The top of the page is a little different after some recent changes. It's in the same area, but the gray box with your name has moved further out. Here's a screen shot of the upper right side of this page today, look inside the red circle. Tomorrow...


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On my screen there is nothing to the right of Calander. The words are spread out so Calander is at the far right.
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scrollbar at the bottom of the page perhaps?
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No, the box ends, not the page.
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Sounds like you're not logged in. But obviously you are, since you're posting. Log out, then back in.

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