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  1. Nicolecat macrumors 6502a

    Nicolecat

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    When you search for something...does it also search wasteland, just incase there is something relevant there?

    curious...as to what wasteland is there for. Other than moving threads that have no relevance?...

    :eek:
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Yes, Teh Wasteland™ is searched (according to my test)

    And yes, it is for threads that are pointless, irrelevant and basically useless (or that lose focus)



    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. benmrii macrumors 65816

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    If WildCowboy won't mind me quoting him from another thread from a bit earlier:

    And yes, it's searched.
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i have yet to figure out

    1) how to quote from other posts
    2) how to link to only a single post and not a whole thread

    any insight?
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I'm sure you know how to quote from other posts in the same thread. To quote from another thread, just go to that thread and click "Quote" on the post you want to quote. When it opens the window to compose the post, just copy and then close that quoted post. Then go to the thread where you want to post and when you're composing that post, paste what you copied from the other thread. At least, that's how I do it. If there's a more efficient method, I'd love to know about it.

    I haven't learned yet how to link to a single post and not the whole thread in which it appears.
     
  6. benmrii macrumors 65816

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    1) To quote from another post you can simply go to that post, click quote, then cut and paste. So long as you don't change anything there shouldn't be an issue.

    2) No idea. :)
     
  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    To link to a single post, right click on the number in the upper right corner of the post and copy the link. For instance, you'd right click on the "#7" in the corner of this post.
     
  8. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    when i search i rarely get the results shown that i need, any tips on how to search better? like just searching for the thread title, does it work like google putting " " marks around words etc?
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Thank you! I've always wondered how to do this!
     
  10. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    cool thanks guys, you too ggjstudios!
     
  11. benmrii macrumors 65816

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    Check this bad boy out: MRoogle
     
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You'll get better search results if you use MRoogle to search the forums.
     
  13. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

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    vBulletin n00bs.
     
  14. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

    Silver-Fox

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    Cheers

    Ill use that next time, seems like a nice tool to have in the bookmarks.

    I remember seeing it before but i couldn't remember what it was called or anything
     
  15. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Mroogle is cool for sure but the new search now has google incorporated in it. I used to always use Mroogle since the old search feature was pretty bad
     
  16. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I still use MRoogle, since the built-in Google search doesn't have advanced features, such as preferred results per page, or date restrictions, etc.
     
  17. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I still prefer to MRoogle, it just works ;)

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  18. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    good call
     

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