How do I search for specific terms and words on Stampboards?

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How do I search for specific terms and words on Stampboards?

Post by MargoZ »

There are two search options which will help you locate information on Stampboards. You can access them from ANY page on Stampboards:
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The Google search box at base of EVERY page is fast penetrating, but can yield a large result list. The more specific your request the better the result!

The advanced search allows you to refine a search by limiting to a particular poster, searching only within titles of threads, date periods, combining terms eg CTOs Australia etc. This gives you a more specific result list. That one is CASE SPECIFIC.

So typing Machins will not show posts for machins etc. Be mindful of that. :mrgreen:

The google search box at base is not case specific, indeed often corrects any mis-spellings you might use!

There is some other useful search advice on the Stampboards FAQs >Searching the forums
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Post by Brummie »

I usually use Stampboards search for anything that may have been discussed on here but if it's broader or not stamp related per se I like to YAHOO :idea: I'm not a googler at all and it's just what you are used to :?
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Yes, whether you choose Yahoo or Google (or others) if you put 'stampboards' in the search terms in addition to whatever you are looking for it should produce results.

Likewise doing the same for wikipedia is, in google, far better than using wikipedia's own search facility which is very term & spellling specific.
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Post by zakur »

How can I find forum members from any specific country?

So far, the only solution I've found is look on each one's loaction, which is almost imposible with so many members...
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Post by GlenStephens »

zakur - sadly there is no way, as we allow members to write their own country data, exactly how they wish, so from the UK alone, members write either -

England,
United Kingdom,
U.K.
UK
Ireland
Britain
Scotland,
British Isles


etc

So there is no common data base.

We are in Buenos Aires in a few days, so must organise that Quilmes evening! :mrgreen:
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I tried to make a link to a specific message in a thread, but they don't carry (visible) message numbers. Am I missing something? (The URL shown as I type this message is http://www.stampboards.com/posting.php?mode=reply&f=1&t=14197 but I don't know whether that will have any relevance when it is published.)

Answer: yes, it is the thread number. The URL for the message is -

http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=14197&p=542899#p542899

but again, I don't think that can be found after the message is posted ?
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