Can someone explain how to search forums?

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Gerald | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Aug 28 2016 7:06 AM

Can someone explain how to search forums? When I try to search for a topic in the forums, I get some of the most convoluted results. Please direct me to a web-page for Logos that explains search.

I find Google search returns give more accurate data on Logos forums than the Logos search box. So most of the time when I need to find something beyond a one word search term, I open a clean Google search browser page in Chrome and hope I get some usable results. I should not have to be a computer programmer to use a Logos forum search box.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 28 2016 7:17 AM

Many of us find a google search is best - see https://wiki.logos.com/Using_the_Forum#Searching_the_forum_using_Google for some guidance into how to use it.

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Paul-C | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 28 2016 8:10 AM

Graham Criddle:

Many of us find a google search is best - see https://wiki.logos.com/Using_the_Forum#Searching_the_forum_using_Google for some guidance into how to use it.

+1Yes

I go to google, add "site:community.logos.com" (without ".") and add whatever I want to search for to the end of the search string - and I usually find what I want. 

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Gerald | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 28 2016 10:36 AM

Thanks Graham and Paul.

This makes the search feature work for me.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 28 2016 12:21 PM

Paul-C:
... add "site:community.logos.com" (without ".") and add whatever I want to search for to the end of the search string - and I usually find what I want. 

Same search syntax works with Duck Duck Go.

Keep Smiling Smile

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GaoLu | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 28 2016 2:05 PM

I use this feature often enough in Chrome that I found it useful to create custom search engines.  You can see how to do that here.

For example, I use the keyword "lf" for "logos forums" and create a search engine thus: 

https://community.logos.com/search/SearchResults.aspx?q=%s

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Cynthia in Florida | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 29 2016 6:27 AM

Graham Criddle:

Many of us find a google search is best - see https://wiki.logos.com/Using_the_Forum#Searching_the_forum_using_Google for some guidance into how to use it.

Thanks Graham.  I find that like the original poster, using the forum search isn't much help.

Cynthia

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Sean | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 29 2016 6:31 AM

Yes, Google works much better.

And Logos isn't the only forum that suffers from this problem. Many do.

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BillS | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 25 2016 3:56 PM

If like me you search the forums so irregularly that you have trouble remembering how you did it last time, I posted a memory aid here that leads you right to the search:

https://community.logos.com/forums/p/131297/854431.aspx#854431 

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