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GUIDE: How to SEARCH for your answer.

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii / Wii U' started by larrylje, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. larrylje

    larrylje Active member

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    I think it is a sad day that one would have to make a guide on how to search. But it seems allot of members on this site are clueless when it comes to searching properly.

    I would say 90% of the new threads started daily have been asked and answered already in a previous thread.

    These are the steps I use when searching...

    1) Click on the "SEARCH MESSAGES" link at the top of the forum...

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    2) Click on the "Don't like this search? Try our traditional forum search instead" link.

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    HERE is a direct link to the traditional search page.

    3) Type in a keyword or phrase that is apart of your question.

    Example: Wii brick issues (The key word I will use is BRICK)

    4) Choose how far back you want to search. Options are 7days/30days/90days/120days/All

    5) Choose what forum you want to do the search in. (I will use the Wii section since this is where I am posting this guide)

    6) Click on the SEARCH button.

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    Now you will get a list of results with threads pertaining the word brick in them. The search results where narrowed down to the Wii section only.
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2009
  2. falcon209

    falcon209 Regular member

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    AWESOME! Nice job larrylje!

     
  3. rovrov

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    Superb,my lad is interested in a similar guide for Maths, French...
    much needed and put to good use
     
  4. onjai2000

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    THANK YOU!!! THIS IS EXTREMELY HELPFUL...
     
  5. Menion

    Menion Regular member

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    LMFAO!!!! great work larry.
     
  6. DavGerm4

    DavGerm4 Active member

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    Nice job Larry! I was trying to make a sig where it would have the search bar in it, and it would say "USE THE SEARCH BAR! IT HELPS!" But it always came out too small! Once again, Nice Job!
     
  7. marlino23

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    Thanks larry, hey would you mind if I linked a couple of noobies to this? It would help alot seeing as you're right when you said 90% of the threads have already been answerd... Would be easier to link to this then run all over the place finding links lol.
     
  8. larrylje

    larrylje Active member

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    Thats what the guide is for. So sure you can link to it.
     
  9. LeadBaron

    LeadBaron Regular member

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    This should be stickied on every forum topic here, and like bolded, underlined, and font size 5000. Way to go.
     
  10. substancp

    substancp Member

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    maybe this should be a requirement to read before you can move on to the real forums.
     
  11. tripplite

    tripplite Guest

    i can't believe id ever need to link anyone here, but i just did, good job on it, this guide will help make new/old afterdawn members alike have an easier time navigating
     
  12. N01NOob

    N01NOob Regular member

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    Nice Guide larrylje I didn't know there is a guide such as this ....
    :)
     
  13. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    We have a search feature?
     
  14. falcon209

    falcon209 Regular member

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    Yep... it's called "make a post and hope that larrylje answers you"

    ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!














    Sorry... I thought it was kinda funny. Might be the beer. :)
     
  15. CKhaleel

    CKhaleel Regular member

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    NVM.
     
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  16. Jerry746

    Jerry746 Senior member

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    LMAO, What are we searching for today. HAPPY NEW YEAR NEPH. I missed saying Merry Christmas to you. Have a nice new year.

    Jerry
     
  17. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Jerry my friend, it's good to see you (figuratively of course)! I trust you've been well :)
     
  18. Jerry746

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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    That's Chinese to me Jerry but I'm glad you're there helping out and I'm very glad you're doing well :)
     
  20. DDRmaster

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    Yeah, I was guilty of that. But at the time, (I had thought) all the other threads were too out of date to be accurate.
     

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