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Old 07-01-2021, 10:04 AM   #1
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FRF search guide

This is a thread that should hopefully help new and old members alike become familiar with the different search functions here and how to use the many options available within them.

**Please note that this information is all based on using the full website. The features on the mobile apps may look and work differently.**

First off is the large search box in the top right of every page.


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This utilizes the search engine of Google and the results are presented in a separate window outside of the forums on a google search page.

By checking "FRF" the search results will look for matches within Forest River Forums.

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By checking "Google" the search results will look for matches from ALL websites.

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Old 07-01-2021, 10:18 AM   #2
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Another option for searching is in the green bar just below the first search box. This search has many more additional features.


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Type in any word or combination of words and the results can be displayed as threads or individual posts.

TIP: If searching for multiple words or a specific phrase, put the words into quotation marks in the search bar. "winterize my trailer" will bring back fewer but more specific results vs. just typing in the words: winterize my trailer without the quotes.

Only 51 results when using the quotes:
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Over 500 results without the quotes:
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This is because when searching with the quotes, it will only look for that phrase with all three of those words together. Without the quotes it will look for each of those 3 words individually regardless if it finds them together or not.
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Old 07-01-2021, 10:22 AM   #3
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The advanced search is also very useful in narrowing down results. In here you can search in specific forums, search by username or by tags.

You can also specify the number of replies in the threads you wish to search or target posts before or after a certain date.

Again the results can be shown as either threads or posts.

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Old 07-01-2021, 10:27 AM   #4
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Another useful feature is searching in individual sub-forums. This will limit the results to only posts/threads made in that specific sub-forum. Each one has the same functionality as the main search.

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Old 07-01-2021, 10:35 AM   #5
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There is also a function for searching individual threads. At the top of every thread on FRF there is a dropdown that says "Search this thread".

It will return the results from within that specific thread.


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It also has an advanced feature:

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