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General => Open Discussion => Topic started by: gtr2 on February 24, 2011, 11:22:00 AM

Title: Forum search secrets revealed!
Post by: gtr2 on February 24, 2011, 11:22:00 AM
Since I've been here I've always struggled to find old threads, even when I knew the thread name and typed it in the search box. 

Well I made a discovery... :o

The search function will only search the forum subdivision you are currently in.  For example if I type in "build off" in the search box above on this page you will get lots of build info but nothing about the previous build off or a future build off.  Go to the main forum page (with the forum categories) and type it in the search box and you will find the information about a potential future build off and last summers build off further down the page.

To sum it up:  To search the entire forum you must go the the forums main page otherwise you may not find the enlightenment you seek  ;)

This is different than other forum searches and the reason I had trouble finding threads.

Hope this helps the other members!

josh
Title: Re: Forum search secrets revealed!
Post by: madbean on February 24, 2011, 11:25:26 AM
Man, that's good to know. Thanks for posting this! Sticky.
Title: Re: Forum search secrets revealed!
Post by: Haberdasher on February 26, 2011, 08:56:58 PM
Indeed it's true.  The way I find threads is go to the subforum I think it was posted in and I search for a word or phrase I remember from the discussion.  I've never had a whole lot of luck remembering the exact name of a thead.

Anyway, that has always worked for me.
Title: Re: Forum search secrets revealed!
Post by: Diamond on March 27, 2012, 11:14:25 AM
Yeah I noticed this too! You could also search the forum using Google by typing in "site:madbeanpedals.com/forum" followed by your search words.
Title: Re: Forum search secrets revealed!
Post by: Aristatertotle on September 02, 2018, 08:35:14 PM
Yeah I noticed this too! You could also search the forum using Google by typing in "site:madbeanpedals.com/forum" followed by your search words.

Super necro, but as a general PSA for people trying to find things while the forum search function is down the above tip works wonders.