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Old 02-10-2019, 08:02   #1
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Search for previous threads on topic

Sorry all for such a basic question.

How do you search for previous threads on your topic of interest to avoid repetitiveness for other members?
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:37   #2
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Re: Search for previous threads on topic

Near the top of the page there is a blue/green bar with a bunch of navigation links. Starts with "Upgrade" "User CP"... About midway across is "Search", which will bring up a page you can fill out to detail your search.

There used to be a Google custom search link there as well that sometimes worked better, although I haven't seen it lately. You can create the same function by going to Google and typing:

site:cruisersforum.com your search words

Either way works, depending on what you are looking for one may be better than the other.
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Near the top of the page there is a blue/green bar with a bunch of navigation links. Starts with "Upgrade" "User CP"... About midway across is "Search", which will bring up a page you can fill out to detail your search.

There used to be a Google custom search link there as well that sometimes worked better, although I haven't seen it lately. You can create the same function by going to Google and typing:

site:cruisersforum.com your search words

Either way works, depending on what you are looking for one may be better than the other.
Thank you Dsanduril
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No worries, and belated welcome to CF.
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Re: Search for previous threads on topic

use the custom Google search under the search tab.
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Re: Search for previous threads on topic

Have you used it lately? I'm running Chrome 77 on Win 10 (1903) and there is no longer a Google custom search option that I can find. Only option seems to be the site search page. As posted, I know how to get around that, but wonder if it's my setup or a change to the site.
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Have you used it lately? I'm running Chrome 77 on Win 10 (1903) and there is no longer a Google custom search option that I can find. Only option seems to be the site search page. As posted, I know how to get around that, but wonder if it's my setup or a change to the site.
I am using Google Chrome Version 77.0.3865.90 (Official Build) (64-bit) and the Google custom search option is there for me.
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google, searching here is useless
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https://www.google.com/search?q=site...tain+OR+garmin
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I just reloaded the app and found the search icon on the top bar.

Thank you to all for your help.
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Have you used it lately? I'm running Chrome 77 on Win 10 (1903) and there is no longer a Google custom search option that I can find. Only option seems to be the site search page. As posted, I know how to get around that, but wonder if it's my setup or a change to the site.

Yes. I'm using FireFox and it is in the search tab.


The Custom Google search is not great but is a lot better than the standard search that depends on perfect description syntax.
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Re: Search for previous threads on topic

This is a clip of CF Search Panel. Google Search works better than basic search,but I've never been overly impressed by either. Will try the .com link-Thanks. Laptop Win10 Firefox / Len
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It all depends...kinda like boat systems and equipment!


For example, every once in awhile I come across a question on this or other boating forums, about dorm fridges. So I come here and do an advanced search on that by sailorchic34. The "lousy" search engine here finds it every time.

And for generic searching, like "How do I go from A to B and how long will it take?", no amount of searching gonna find that beauty.


OTOH, the basic search is not a bad place to start.


Good luck, whatever choice you make to find stuff.


And thanks for trying that approach first, rather than "I know it's been asked a zillion times, but I can't find it..."
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All useful input but where do I begin a threa/post?
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All useful input but where do I begin a threa/post?

Go to the appropriate forum from the "Forums" menu item (or by going to Cruisers & Sailing Forums - Powered by vBulletin ) and look for the "New Thread" button on the left just above the list of threads.
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