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steve clark | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Nov 19 2009 1:06 PM

i saw a post a few days ago which someone showed how to search this forum using Google.

Does anyone know how to do this or know which post it was in?

thanks

 

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 19 2009 1:07 PM

In the google box include site:sitename so......

SEARCHTERM site:community.logos.com

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 19 2009 1:12 PM

Thanks, that worked !

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Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2009 10:01 AM

For the sake of other readers and those who are less familiar with how to use the advanced searching features of Google, I am adding a bit more detail:

1. Using Site: As Thomas indicated, this tells Google that your search is limited to the pages on that site. So, to search the Logos Forums, type your search terms followed by site:community.logos.com.

2. Using search operators: for instance, I searched google today as follows: collections +syntax +rule site:community.logos.com. This produced just a handful of hits (posts that have all three words). The "+" operator is the same as AND and the "-" operator is the same as NOT.

3. Using the Show options functionality: Once you have results, there will be above the first hit a "show options" link that allows you to reveal or show options. The most useful options are the ability to limit your search to a date range (for instance, Logos 4 discussions really only picked up in the last 2 weeks of October) and visited pages if you want to find that post you read and can't remember where it was.

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 12 2010 10:24 AM

Risk of a shameless plug here.  But relevant I think......

I created a pluggin for firefox that will go in your search menu to search the forums or the wiki

Read more here:

http://www.stilltruth.com/blog/tcblack/searching-logos-forums

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Kevin Becker | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 12 2010 10:42 AM

Excellent! Thanks Yes

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 12 2010 11:51 AM

Thomas Black:
I created a pluggin for firefox that will go in your search menu to search the forums or the wiki

added to wiki subtopic Searching for posts in the Using the Forum wiki page.

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Scot Jefferies | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 12 2010 1:25 PM

Yes  Thanks Thomas!  This is a time saver.

Is there a way to modify the src file to force Mozilla to open the search results in a new tab?  This is just a preference of mine.

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 12 2010 2:26 PM

Thomas Black:
Risk of a shameless plug here.

We'll let you get by with it this time. Wink

Thanks, Thomas. This will save time.

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 13 2010 6:01 AM

 

Scot Jefferies:
Is there a way to modify the src file to force Mozilla to open the search results in a new tab? This is just a preference of mine.

Actually it's a setting in Firefox.....

  1. Open a blank tab and type about:config in the address bar.
  2. In the filter box type browser.search.openintab.
  3. Double click the false in the value column to change it to true
  4. From now on  every search in every search engine (using the built in box) will result in a new tab.
  5. IF you want to open results in the same tab your on, just click the magnifying glass   after entering your search term and voilà  your results will open in the existing tab.

 

 

One more bonus:

Whatever your selected search engine is, will appear on your right click menu in firefox  when you select a word/phrase and right click, and now the results will open in a new window. Yes

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Scot Jefferies | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 13 2010 6:15 AM

Wow!  A bonus too. What a great way to learn some tips and tricks.  Thanks again for your help, Thomas.  BTW, Otto at 7is7 has an updated opensearch compliant tool in beta if you hadn't heard.  Search on opensearch.html

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Ken F Hill | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 15 2010 7:00 AM

steve clark:
how to search this forum using Google

One quick option is to install the freebie Google toolbar.  One button is for searching the current site.  You might have to go into the settings to make the button display.

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 15 2010 10:50 AM

Thomas Black:
Actually it's a setting in Firefox.....

Very neat, Thomas, and it even works in Firefox for Mac. Cool

I recommend that Bob double your MVP salary. Geeked

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 15 2010 11:17 AM

Ken,

Another great tip!

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Praiser | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 16 2010 8:58 AM

Ken F Hill:
One quick option is to install the freebie Google toolbar.  One button is for searching the current site.  You might have to go into the settings to make the button display.

 

Thanks Ken, I have google toolbar, but never realized that it had this button in hiding!Yes

I don't use Firefox so this works great for me.

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Thomas Wooded | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 16 2010 9:34 AM

Thomas Black:

I created a pluggin for firefox that will go in your search menu to search the forums or the wiki

Any chance that this could easily be adapted to Safari, since it now does plug-ins too?  I think it's originally created with the same open-source base (maybe)?

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 16 2010 3:08 PM

Thomas Wooded:
Any chance that this could easily be adapted to Safari, since it now does plug-ins too?  I think it's originally created with the same open-source base (maybe)?
Hmmm..... I'm not sure Thomas.  I'll try to take a look, but just out of curiosity, can you click the link on that page and see if safari loads it? 

 

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Thomas Wooded | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 16 2010 7:08 PM

Thomas Black:

Can you click the link on that page and see if safari loads it? 

I've not been able to load any Firefox plug-ins in Safari.  Apple has a different way of doing things.  Check out this page: http://extensions.apple.com.  (Remember that Safari, like Firefox is cross-platform.)

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