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    Default Utilizing the SEARCH function and existing threads

    I would like to remind folks that there is a SEARCH function on the GeckoForums tool bar to locate existing threads on a particular subject, and ask that you utilize them before starting a new thread. We are starting to see several new threads on the same topics.

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    I just wanted to bump this as a friendly reminder to all that we have an amazing search function on the forum. There have been many threads started on the same subjects lately so consider utilizing an advanced search to see if you can find what you need before starting a new thread, you'll probably find over 2 years worth of answers that way!
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    How do you search for exact phrases? For example I was looking for threads regarding "humidity level", but if I type "humidity level" in the search box I get all the threads containing the word "humidity" not "humidity level", and those threads do not answer my question.

    I had to start a new thread asking about the proper humidity level for leos, which I'm sure has been asked before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by htadothk View Post
    How do you search for exact phrases? For example I was looking for threads regarding "humidity level", but if I type "humidity level" in the search box I get all the threads containing the word "humidity" not "humidity level", and those threads do not answer my question.

    I had to start a new thread asking about the proper humidity level for leos, which I'm sure has been asked before.
    I have encountered the same issue. I can search for a word easily but if it is a phrase it doesn't work. Any help or explanation for the multi-word search would be greatly appreciated.
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    To get multiple words together, instead of typing humidity level type "humidity level" in quotations. That way the search knows to put the two words together.

    EDIT: I just tried that on search, apparently it doesn't work on this search function, although it works on other searches like Google. Bah.

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    If you search using show answers by post it will give you the first few lines of every post. I find it's easier to find relevant threads to open that way. Sometimes the answer you need is in only one post of a different thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizardlove View Post
    To get multiple words together, instead of typing humidity level type "humidity level" in quotations. That way the search knows to put the two words together.

    EDIT: I just tried that on search, apparently it doesn't work on this search function, although it works on other searches like Google. Bah.
    Yup. I'm so used to using Google I tried the "" on this forum but it doesn't work. Also tried the AND word among other things.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alliemac View Post
    If you search using show answers by post it will give you the first few lines of every post. I find it's easier to find relevant threads to open that way. Sometimes the answer you need is in only one post of a different thread.
    I always choose the "Show Posts" option but it doesn't help. What I found to be the perfect method is to use Google.

    For example, type this in Google's or your browser's search box (assuming you're not using IE):

    "humidity level" site:http://www.geckoforums.net

    I've been using this method for a long time but somehow forgot to use it with this forum I guess I didn't expect vBulletin's search function to be so lame... I mean, it ain't free after all !

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    Hate to bump this, but didn't want to start a new thread...

    Is search only available when you're logged in? Couldn't find it earlier today...recent change?

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    The Search link is there but yes, you can only search if you are logged in. It's been that way since the site began.
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    Good to know. Thanks Kelli! I thought it had run off completely till I signed in.

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