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Old 17-01-2009, 05:06   #31
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I appreciate the links....thanks.
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Old 17-01-2009, 05:11   #32
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LINKS GOOD! Too abrupt no. Can't be fast enough. And w/ you Gord; I think you've read everyone and you're the best search engine possible!
Mostly I'll try to search if I have a question but as some have already said the results can be quite different the the question. Also, things change, equipment, attitudes, codes, and regulations; making the new question relevant again.
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Old 17-01-2009, 09:29   #33
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For the reasons already stated, I very often feel a little guilty when I just suggest a “custom google” search (the smaller search icon near the top of the page).
How do people feel when I answer with some links to some of our previous discussions? Is that too abrupt?
That works for me.
I am no google prince.
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Old 17-01-2009, 10:12   #34
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For the reasons already stated, I very often feel a little guilty when I just suggest a “custom google” search (the smaller search icon near the top of the page).
How do people feel when I answer with some links to some of our previous discussions? Is that too abrupt?
Links are not abrupt and I like it. You clearly look past the first 10 entries on Google. But occasionally, a link you send will feel telegraphic -- obviously the informaton is in there, but it is still eluding me.

Like others, I found it very annoying to ask a question only to be told by someone go do a search. Of course, that was before the embedded Google search engine breathed new life into searching. When you are really new at something, you can have difficulties even phrasing a good question.
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Old 17-01-2009, 11:54   #35
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Gord...I don't think it's abrupt at all...just helpful. That's probably how I finally figured out to use the search.
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Old 17-01-2009, 14:55   #36
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“custom google” search (the smaller search icon near the top of the page).

Pray tell, Gord: Where the hell is this smaller search icon for Google custom search?

Can it be made larger (if found?) Maybe the icon can be splattered in red so dumb clowns like me can find it?

I don't mind links in threads leading to old threads, I don't mind obvious new threads being closed by mods either.


One thing that pickles my cods are subject lines like: "What do you think about this?" or "Here's my idea". I always put as much info in my subject boxes as possible so people can scan the forum and spot what they are interested in. Helps with Google too!
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Old 17-01-2009, 14:59   #37
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Pray tell, Gord: Where the hell is this smaller search icon for Google custom search?
OIC found it. That only works if you open search in the current tab. I open it in the next tab so it defaults to the normal search.
Doing a search in the current tab makes you lose the post you were viewing.

Browsers can be used in so many ways, these days.
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I just tried the google search tab...works great! nice feature!
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How to Respond to a Post

When someone posts a question these are the common ways to respond.

1 - 5 people will tell the poster to go do a search as it has been discussed a million times already

2 - 3 people will provide links to old threads and say it's been discussed a million times before

3 - 2 people will hijaack the thread and start talking about something completely different

4 - 1 or 2 will advise that the topic can't be discussed around here (just kidding)

5 - 10 or 20 people will start talking about the topic.

I have zero problem with resurrecting old threads or talking about subjects again. We constantly have new people with new perspectives and often our sport doesn't stay stagnant. A thread about water makers from 2007 is probably out of date in terms of technology, models etc.

One of the best things about this place is that we get almost 5 new members per day, we have tons and tons of experience out there and hundreds and hundreds of posts per week.
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I can't believe that the Cardinals are in the Super Bowl.



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I can't believe that the Cardinals are in the Super Bowl.
Is the food good there?
I hate paying tips so American resturants never work too well with me (or Aussies)


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