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searching CNET forums

by bently / February 1, 2004 1:56 AM PST

Is there a method of searching every page of the Cnet forums for name or subject?

Searching page by page can get pretty tiresome. Is it possible to do a search that would automatically go thru every page on a forum for the search object?



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Ben, It's On The 'Wish List'
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 1, 2004 3:49 AM PST
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Currently, we have no "Search" ability on the forums. I agree, that it is extremely cumbersome in the form that it is now.

The site administrator, Lee Koo, is fully aware of the need for a search option, and this topic has been discussed quite a bit.

At this time, I guess we wait.

Hope this helps.


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Meaningful Subject Headings
by Schokers / February 1, 2004 10:52 AM PST

Without a search facility, perhaps the originators of the initial problems could be encouraged (by extending the posting tip) to provide more meaningful subject headings which provide a brief summary of the problem. It's a bit tricky searching by individual post when the subject headings vary from "Help" to "My Computer is Whacked" etc

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Re:searching CNET forums
by Donna Hager / February 1, 2004 7:31 AM PST
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you could always use the search option within your own browser which is what I do alot on any page I am on within the internet. If you use windows, clicking the CTRL key and the F key simultaneously should pop up your "find" window which you can then just enter a person's last name (if you are looking for a particular thread that was started by that person as an example) or enter a word you know appeared in the title of the thread.

But that's about the only way I know of until our wish comes true, just like Grif already explained to you.

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Search Window
by macski / May 18, 2012 3:14 PM PDT
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Before Max Fix It became CNET Mac Fix It there was such a search feature. Why isn't it still there?

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Use Google
by KenHusveg / May 18, 2012 3:41 PM PDT
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For example in a Google search box if you were looking for HDTV or security use the following format.

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Without a Search Function, This Entire Forum is Useless
by JPVannTX / June 30, 2013 12:42 PM PDT


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This Thread Is From NINE Years Ago.. Have You Tried???
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 1, 2013 4:14 AM PDT

...using the "Search" box in the upper right corner of the page? Although it's not perfect, it does find quite a few things..

The original question and answers in this thread aren't quite applicable nine years later...... Still, using the Google search line per KenHusveg's suggestion helps also..

Hope this helps.


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