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    Default Searching TBN

    I must be doing something wrong when searching. I never get results I want unless I search a single word. If searching for front loader, I will get results with only Front or Loader and some that have absolutely no relavence to front loaders. Is there a guide to help make me a better searcher?

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    Use google to do your search like this:


    l5040 site:tractorbynet.com

    Try it - it works!
    Dean


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    Default Re: Searching TBN

    Use the "Google Custom Search" at the top of the page...

    Aaron Z
    A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
    Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

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    Default Re: Searching TBN

    Quote Originally Posted by aczlan View Post
    Use the "Google Custom Search" at the top of the page...

    Aaron Z
    I don't have any "Google Custom Search" at the top of the page.

    Oops, yes I do have it. Thanks for the tip.
    Bird

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    Default Re: Searching TBN

    Quote Originally Posted by aczlan View Post
    Use the "Google Custom Search" at the top of the page...

    Aaron Z
    great hit, I never noticed that box before and it works better than anything I have tried.
    Woody

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    Default Re: Searching TBN

    Quote Originally Posted by sylwoody View Post
    great hit, I never noticed that box before and it works better than anything I have tried.
    Its fairly recent... As I understand, it does not search the Regional forums, the Front Porch or the Friendly Politics forum...

    Aaron Z
    A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
    Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

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    Sorry to give you a bum steer...I use the iPhone app 99% of the time, and we sure don't have the google search feature on the app
    Dean


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    Default Re: Searching TBN

    I usually avoid the Google search boxes on sites. Most forum sites I use have decent search built in but TBN must have theirs disabled. Thanks for all the replies, I now have the tools to do a decent search.

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    Default Re: Searching TBN

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesKubota View Post
    I usually avoid the Google search boxes on sites. Most forum sites I use have decent search built in but TBN must have theirs disabled. Thanks for all the replies, I now have the tools to do a decent search.
    The problem with the built in one is that it is an "OR" search, so if I put in "deere 755" it finds any posts with the word Deere OR the number 755. It is not the more normal AND search which would require that both Deere AND 755 be present to return a post.

    Aaron Z
    A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
    Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

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    Default Re: Searching TBN

    You are correct, it doesn't search any private forums. Only public forums.
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