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post #1 of 8 Old Oct 23rd, 2008, 7:45 pm Thread Starter
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I read alot of post and notice many references to "CHECK THE ARCHIVES"...

If everybody just checked the archives what would everyone else talk about?

For me, I try to check the archives... but sometimes the search becomes a pain in the a$$ ... so I just add to or start a new thread.

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post #2 of 8 Old Oct 24th, 2008, 8:33 am
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Re: Archives

I think you have some valid points. I think when someone asks a question we should try and help. We also need to point them to something. It doesn't hurt to tell them to do searches but I find it very useful when someone comes back with a link that has the information. I don't need them to retype everything but I do need sometimes help finding stuff and a point in the right direction is more useful then the comment, search the archive.

We as a group should always try and help with something useful. An example may be:

Here is a link to a thread that may help you find what your looking for. A lot has been written about this and it has been hashed over many times. Also some of the key words I would use for searching are bla, bla and bla. If you still can't find it let us know and we can maybe help more or once you have looked over the old threads you may have some more questions.

This is my humble option.

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Valid points by both of you,

I think you'll find that "most" of us that have been here for a while
do and will help out when and where we can,
it all depends on how you ask.

Some subjects have been "beat to death" in the past
and "we" just don't feel like talking about them anymore
which is probably why it can be such a hassle to search sometimes.

I do think you should at least try to look for something
before you ask someone else to do "the looking" for you.
And asking "where should I look" is a valid question.


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post #4 of 8 Old Oct 27th, 2008, 7:19 am
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Re: Archives

The fact that folks here are nice is one of the great things about this site. Though I am fairly new here, I have noticed that when someone asks a question that has been answered before, they are not lambasted like I see on other forums. Some people just don;t have the same abilities as others as how to search, keywords to use, and so forth.

I have seen comments on posts to check the archives, however it was done in conjunction with (at least part of) an answer. Folks here try to help, but in a civil/classy way (well most folks anyway ).

Thanks everybody for making this such a great site!

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Re: Archives

Does anyone know where to find the finer points of searching a forum? Such as the use of quotes to search for an exact phrase or the use of and/or between two or more key words. Other helpful strategies?
I'm not sure if either of these searching techniques actually work here.

Thanks,
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Bump. Just wondering if the search function has any logic capabilities.

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Bump

start here: http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/faq.php?


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Thanks Hans. My question goes beyond what I've found there ("You can search for posts based on username, word(s) in the post or just in the subject, by date, and only in particular forums."). I'd like to refine a search so there aren't so many irrelavant hits. If I'd like to find a thread that discusses the installation of a GripPuppy with a compressor, I'd rather not go through the 10's of threads that just have the term GripPuppy and the others that just have the term compressor.
To be able to search "grippuppy and compressor" is a common way to limit the number of successful hits to those only including both terms. The only way to do that is in the "Search FAQ" page. Just wondering if it applies to individual forums.

Thanks again,
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