[solved] Forum Search Tips

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[solved] Forum Search Tips

Post by jondoe » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:50 pm

Hello,

Any Tricks on searching this forum ?

Or is it best to search google under linux mint and hope google finds this forum (which it has in past for me)

Example :

if i want to search mint forum for say two important key words such as Timeshift and Kernal

Should I do "Timeshift" "Kernal"

I am so new here , (and heading to work so will have to test later). So not only have I a million unread threads to go thru, I also try to cut to chase
and search what's relevant to me , but searches come back with way too many results.

Thanks

Just looking for tips on phbb builiten search tips
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Re: Forum Search Tips

Post by philotux » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:14 pm

This is one way of doing it via google:

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search-term site:forums.linuxmint.com
For timeshift for example:

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timeshift site:forums.linuxmint.com
will result in:
https://www.google.se/search?source=hp& ... 1WiRvxAHGs

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Re: Forum Search Tips

Post by absque fenestris » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:19 pm

Yes, sometimes a Google (or Startpage, DuckDuck...) search works better than the search function on the forum page.

By the way: the thing is called KERNEL... :mrgreen:
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Re: Forum Search Tips

Post by jondoe » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:26 am

absque fenestris wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:19 pm
Yes, sometimes a Google (or Startpage, DuckDuck...) search works better than the search function on the forum page.

By the way: the thing is called KERNEL... :mrgreen:
You say Toe Mato , I say Tah moto .... :mrgreen: LOL

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Re: Forum Search Tips

Post by jondoe » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:57 am

philotux wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:14 pm
This is one way of doing it via google:

Code: Select all

search-term site:forums.linuxmint.com
For timeshift for example:

Code: Select all

timeshift site:forums.linuxmint.com
will result in:
https://www.google.se/search?source=hp& ... 1WiRvxAHGs
Thanks

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Re: [solved] Forum Search Tips

Post by philotux » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:00 am

You're welcome!

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Re: Forum Search Tips

Post by Moem » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:06 am

jondoe wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:26 am
absque fenestris wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:19 pm
By the way: the thing is called KERNEL... :mrgreen:
You say Toe Mato , I say Tah moto .... :mrgreen: LOL
Well, we normally don't correct other people's spelling here, because this is a diverse and international forum and it usually isn't relevant. But if we're talking about search terms... yeah, relevant. 8)
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Re: [solved] Forum Search Tips

Post by jondoe » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:31 am

I get it , and I guess I like to have fun , so that is why the I wrote -----> "LOL" <------ in my reply. I forgot the world is sensitive today.
It was my bad , on the spelling. And I am aware that others might then misspell KERNEL if they followed my lead.

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Re: [solved] Forum Search Tips

Post by Moem » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:13 am

jondoe wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:31 am
I forgot the world is sensitive today.
Not sure that comes into play here. No one was offended.
I just wanted to make sure you understood, is all. I like to have fun, too, but I'm also a literal thinker and like many of us here, English is a foreign language to me, so it's always better to be very clear. Sorry if I went overboard with that.
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Re: [solved] Forum Search Tips

Post by jondoe » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:29 pm

I did mark solved
Immediately after saying thanks Post by jondoe » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:57 am

Then you posted on this date and time by Moem » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:06 am Which is after

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Re: [solved] Forum Search Tips

Post by MrEen » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:33 pm

The part about adding Solved is in Moem's signature. It was not part of her post to you. Of course, you could just be having fun again! :D

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