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    Using the PP.O search Function

    Because of the amount of articles and duplicate articles being posted, we need a little training on how to use the PP.O search feature.

    This is a tutorial that will help you find if something has been posted or a topic is being discussed.
    It will also help the forums stay neat and organized.

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    Select the "Search" tab at the top of the page:
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    [size=12pt]2.
    Enter the word you will be searching for in the text box.
    **Note** use words that are contained in the article that are not very common in order to get better/more precise results. Then click the "Advanced Search" link:
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    Now click in the box that states, "Search in topic subjects only".
    In the Search Order select the dropdown arrown and select "Most Recent Topics First".
    Click the "Choose a board to search in, or search all" link and then select the forums that your topic will most likely have been posted.
    Then click "Search".
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    [size=12pt]4.
    Scan your search results and see what matches you are given.
    Sometimes it may take a little while.
    Using a "not-so-common" word will help you.
    Your search word will be highlighted in yellow:
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    If there is any article titled, "Childress attemps to readjust offense" it would be wise to use the word readjust as your search word because it is not a common word.

    Also, if the recent topic/event is fairly new use the "Message Age" boxes and set 0-5 days or so.

    Good luck.
    It may take some practice but hopefully we can eliminate some of the clutter and locks.

    *Don't post whore this sticky.
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    Re: Using the PP.O search Function

    why did you post it 3 times...just wondering.........sorry for causing this chaos

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    Re: Using the PP.O search Function

    "DaVizzles" wrote:
    why did you post it 3 times...just wondering.........sorry for causing this chaos
    Why?
    Visibility.


    Everybody should see at least one of these.

    No, you did not cause this.
    We were due for an explanation on how to use the search feature.

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    Re: Using the PP.O search Function

    I have to say, Although many people probably never use it, There are so many posts on this site, its EXTREMELY hard to find a post your looking for with the search function.
    More often than not, people are not oging to want to look through 7 pages of posts just to find one.

    I really REALLy don't mean to sound like a prick, but there are mods for a reason.
    a) to keep order on the boards, and b) to keep things organized.


    I realize that you don't like having to merge every second topic, but sometimes finding the old one is harder than reposting the same thing twice.

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    Re: Using the PP.O search Function

    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    I have to say, Although many people probably never use it, There are so many posts on this site, its EXTREMELY hard to find a post your looking for with the search function.
    More often than not, people are not oging to want to look through 7 pages of posts just to find one.

    I really REALLy don't mean to sound like a prick, but there are mods for a reason.
    a) to keep order on the boards, and b) to keep things organized.


    I realize that you don't like having to merge every second topic, but sometimes finding the old one is harder than reposting the same thing twice.
    Use the advanced search function to find your old posts.
    Takes just a second.
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    Re: Using the PP.O search Function

    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    I have to say, Although many people probably never use it, There are so many posts on this site, its EXTREMELY hard to find a post your looking for with the search function. More often than not, people are not oging to want to look through 7 pages of posts just to find one.

    I really REALLy don't mean to sound like a prick, but there are mods for a reason.
    a) to keep order on the boards, and b) to keep things organized.


    I realize that you don't like having to merge every second topic, but sometimes finding the old one is harder than reposting the same thing twice.
    I use it all the time & have very little difficulty. Are you using the "Search" feature or the "Advanced Search" feature?

    Choose you keywords smartly. Chose the correct forums to search in & set the number of days to go back & search accordingly.

    If you know the word(s) your searching for are in the title, by all means check the box to search thread titles only.

    The main reason people don't use the "Search" isn't because it is difficult, it's because they are lazy & don't want to take the time.

    How do you think the mods find the duplicate threads? They have to do a "Search" just like everyone else. Don't force them to do work just because you don't want to do it yourself.

    Moderating is just that. Moderating. Their time is better spent checking threads to make sure no one is getting out of hand, copywrite material isn't posted in it's entirety or without a link, plagiarism isn't occurring, trolls are kept in check & spamming is not happening & there are nor political or religious threads.

    IMO, about 90% of the people who say "Sorry if this is all ready posted, I did a search & couldn't find it", never even bothered to search in the first place with maybe the exception of looking under "From the Huddle".




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    Re: Using the PP.O search Function

    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    I have to say, Although many people probably never use it, There are so many posts on this site, its EXTREMELY hard to find a post your looking for with the search function.
    More often than not, people are not oging to want to look through 7 pages of posts just to find one.

    I really REALLy don't mean to sound like a prick, but there are mods for a reason.
    a) to keep order on the boards, and b) to keep things organized.


    I realize that you don't like having to merge every second topic, but sometimes finding the old one is harder than reposting the same thing twice.
    I agree.

    If the topic is old I let it go.
    Sure you may get "this has been posted in the past" but it's not always bad to refresh a topic.

    The thing that gets me is people who do not even try to search.
    For instance, when Dwight Smith was released.
    We had 4 or so threads on it.
    People did not even bother looking at a forum because they would've noticed it was near the top of the thread.
    There are people here who do not listen and still do it.

    I am a member of quite a few forums (non-football) and let me tell you (and I can prove it) that other forums are downright brutal on people.
    One forum in particular is huge:
    84,000 members and right now there is 6048 just viewing the site.
    Do you know how hard it is there to use the search feature?
    When people post a question they get blasted bigger than crap.

    We just try and go about it silently.
    If the person is a repeat offender we will escalate.

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    Re: Using the PP.O search Function

    "ultravikingfan" wrote:

    I am a member of quite a few forums (non-football) and let me tell you (and I can prove it) that other forums are downright brutal on people.
    One forum in particular is huge:
    84,000 members and right now there is 6048 just viewing the site.

    What's the name of that porn site?

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