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Old 08-13-2015, 09:47 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by karrun View Post
I've noticed the search function is lacking. Too many results return when I do it. Maybe I'm doing something wrong? For instance, if I search on "battery disconnect" I get all post with battery and all posts with disconnect. I've tried boolean search "battery +disconnect" but that doesn't return fewer results. Am I doing it wrong?
This one is quite easy actually. Put whatever exact term you are looking for in quotes. For example... "Surge Protector"

That way only post/threads that have that exact phrase come back in results. I manage a digital database at work and can't tell you how many times I've had to share this info with coworkers.

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Old 08-13-2015, 01:41 PM   #12
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Thanks for this. Maybe this verbiage can be added to the advanced search area so people know.

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Old 08-13-2015, 04:53 PM   #13
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I like it when somebody asks a question and about 5-6 posts down is the same question.
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Old 08-14-2015, 07:49 PM   #14
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Doesn't bother me, most people think they a unique problem and too people like talk, if I think I can help I chime in. A lot on new people going camping

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Old 08-15-2015, 02:37 AM   #15
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I think if asking repeat questions bothers you, then maybe your spending too much time on this
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Old 08-15-2015, 03:06 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by pjnlorrie View Post
Search is your friend.
Ya but then you'd circumvent all them new debates!
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Old 08-15-2015, 03:32 AM   #17
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Well, the idea of telling people to use search has been brought up a million times yet here we are checking out the replies.
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Old 08-15-2015, 11:57 AM   #18
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Turbs how do I get to advance search in search function on my iPhone
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Old 08-15-2015, 12:02 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by ependydad View Post
Generally speaking, I disagree. Being a neophyte in a lot of things, I get overwhelmed when I use the search and cannot make heads or tails for how a previous thread pertains to me.

For me, it's more comforting to ask the question (even if it's been asked before) and get answers that are more specific to my situation.

Besides, almost everything has already been covered- if everyone used the search, there would be no need for a forum. FRF can be closed and we all get many hours of our lives back!

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