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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?

Thanks

Ben

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Ben, It's On The 'Wish List'
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 1, 2004 3:49 AM PST
In reply to: searching CNET forums

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.

Grif

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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
In reply to: searching CNET forums

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 site:forums.cnet.com
by KenHusveg / May 18, 2012 3:41 PM PDT
In reply to: searching CNET forums

For example in a Google search box if you were looking for HDTV or security use the following format.
hdtv site:forums.cnet.com
security site:forums.cnet.com

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

Seriously???

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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.

Grif

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