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'''How do I search for something?'''
  
To quickly find a thread or post of interest anywhere on the bulletin board, click on the 'Search' link in the navigation bar at the top of most forum pages. Then, type in the keyword or phrase you wish to search for, and select either 'Show Threads' or 'Show Posts' to view the results. By selecting posts, you will be shown only the actual post in which the search word appears.
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There's currently no in-site search available, but you can accomplish the same using [http://www.google.com google]. To do that, simply append <nowiki>"site:myth-weavers.com"</nowiki> (without the quotes) to your search terms. You can of course use [http://www.google.com/support/websearch/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=136861&rd=1 more advanced features] to narrow your search.
  
For more control over the search, select 'Advanced Search' from the drop-down box. The advanced search page allows you to restrict your search to individual forums, find posts or threads by user, or return results based on tags (?). There are also options to find posts from a certain date, or threads with a certain number of replies.
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Do note that for very recent threads and posts you might have to wait, depending on when Google last indexed the site.
  
'''How do I search a specific forum or thread?'''
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Also, if you want a post or thread by a specific user (maybe you?), you can also go to that user's profile and make use of the "Find all threads by" and "Find all posts by" features.
 
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If you are browsing a forum, you can quickly search for a thread or post within it by clicking on the 'Search this forum' link near the top of the page (it's above the list of threads). You can also search for individual posts within a thread by clicking on the 'Search this Thread' link at the top of any thread view page.
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Latest revision as of 15:49, 10 March 2011

How do I search for something?

There's currently no in-site search available, but you can accomplish the same using google. To do that, simply append "site:myth-weavers.com" (without the quotes) to your search terms. You can of course use more advanced features to narrow your search.

Do note that for very recent threads and posts you might have to wait, depending on when Google last indexed the site.

Also, if you want a post or thread by a specific user (maybe you?), you can also go to that user's profile and make use of the "Find all threads by" and "Find all posts by" features.