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awolhmv
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 2:00 am    Post subject: Secret to finding past posts?!!!! Reply with quote

So what is the secret to doing searches?
I was trying to find an old post that had the Hummer with a camper that was on Ebay and was for sale in San luis Obispo Ca from the same guy that has the Border patrol 2 doors on ebay.
You cannot use your back button on your browser. You have to do another search.
Put a simple word in and it comes up with hundreds of pages that had that word mentioned in it.
I've seen others have had the same type of issues and never have heard of the secret .
Hot weather and beers don't help either Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Google advanced search, or

("YOUR SEARCH WORDS" site:http://www.hummernetworkforums.com)

on GOOGLE
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:44 am    Post subject: Secret to finding past posts?!!!! Reply with quote

My secret? Mailing list.

Here's what you were looking for.
http://www.hummernetworkforums.....208#341208

-Steve

On 3/22/08, awolhmv <awolhmv@aol.com> wrote:
Quote:
So what is the secret to doing searches?
I was trying to find an old post that had the Hummer with a camper that was on Ebay and was for sale in San luis Obispo Ca from the same guy that has the Border patrol 2 doors on ebay.
You cannot use your back button on your browser. You have to do another search.
Put a simple word in and it comes up with hundreds of pages that had that word mentioned in it.
I've seen others have had the same type of issues and never have heard of the secret .
Hot weather and beers don't help either [Laughing] [Laughing]

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:58 am    Post subject: Secret to finding past posts?!!!! Reply with quote

Care to elaborate?


In a message dated 3/22/2008 7:24:56 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
actionpaintball@yahoo.com writes:

Google advanced search, or

("YOUR SEARCH WORDS" site:http://www.hummernetworkforums.com)

on GOOGLE







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awolhmv
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 4:02 am    Post subject: Secret to finding past posts?!!!! Reply with quote

Not that one I am looking for the white H1 with a built on camper


In a message dated 3/22/2008 7:42:42 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
sgyee@sprynet.com writes:

My secret? Mailing list.

Here's what you were looking for.
http://www.hummernetworkforums.....208#341208

-Steve

On 3/22/08, awolhmv <awolhmv@aol.com> wrote:
Quote:
So what is the secret to doing searches?
I was trying to find an old post that had the Hummer with a camper that
was on Ebay and was for sale in San luis Obispo Ca from the same guy that has
the Border patrol 2 doors on ebay.
Quote:
You cannot use your back button on your browser. You have to do another
search.
Quote:
Put a simple word in and it comes up with hundreds of pages that had that
word mentioned in it.
Quote:
I've seen others have had the same type of issues and never have heard of
the secret .
Quote:
Hot weather and beers don't help either [Laughing] [Laughing]

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00 HMCS ARB's Front & Rear
98 HMCO Candy Apple Red Open Top (sold)
86 M1038 HMMWV (sold)
79 351c Full size Bronco Desert Racer




-------------------- m2f --------------------

Viewable on the web forum at:
http://www.hummernetworkforums.....548#351548

-------------------- m2f --------------------







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79 351c Full size Bronco Desert Racer For Sale
M1102 Silver Eagle HMMWV Trailer (Sold)
M101 A2 Trailer
M101 A3 Trailer
M116 A3 (sold)
M1123 A2
99 M998 (sold)
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awolhmv
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 4:07 am    Post subject: Secret to finding past posts?!!!! Reply with quote

Hey thanks I just looked again and saw the camper one in that thread. First
thing I looked at was that bucket so I thought it was the wrong thread.
So how did you do it?



In a message dated 3/22/2008 7:42:42 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
sgyee@sprynet.com writes:

My secret? Mailing list.

Here's what you were looking for.
http://www.hummernetworkforums.....208#341208

-Steve

On 3/22/08, awolhmv <awolhmv@aol.com> wrote:
Quote:
So what is the secret to doing searches?
I was trying to find an old post that had the Hummer with a camper that
was on Ebay and was for sale in San luis Obispo Ca from the same guy that has
the Border patrol 2 doors on ebay.
Quote:
You cannot use your back button on your browser. You have to do another
search.
Quote:
Put a simple word in and it comes up with hundreds of pages that had that
word mentioned in it.
Quote:
I've seen others have had the same type of issues and never have heard of
the secret .
Quote:
Hot weather and beers don't help either [Laughing] [Laughing]

------------------------
Gadget
00 HMCS ARB's Front & Rear
98 HMCO Candy Apple Red Open Top (sold)
86 M1038 HMMWV (sold)
79 351c Full size Bronco Desert Racer




-------------------- m2f --------------------

Viewable on the web forum at:
http://www.hummernetworkforums.....548#351548

-------------------- m2f --------------------







Posted via the Mailing List

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98 HMCO Candy Apple Red Open Top Over 60k in GMPP repairs Smile (sold)
86 M1038 HMMWV (sold)
79 351c Full size Bronco Desert Racer For Sale
M1102 Silver Eagle HMMWV Trailer (Sold)
M101 A2 Trailer
M101 A3 Trailer
M116 A3 (sold)
M1123 A2
99 M998 (sold)
92 M998 (sold)
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 4:11 am    Post subject: Secret to finding past posts?!!!! Reply with quote

AWOL - I'm afraid that the search method mentioned may not work. The
forum is set to where I don't believe you can search it unless you're
logged in.

What is being mentioned is that a search engine can be forced to
"search" through it's own search engine archives for content from a
specific site.

If you typed in

"san luis obispo" site:http://www.hummernetworkforums.com

in a Google search box, theoretically you'd get what you were looking for.

However, Bob blocks the searches from Google and Yahoo engines by
simply just forcing all content to go through registered and logged in
accounts only.

If you did a search for:

"beastmaster" site:http://www.hummernetworkforums.com

You should get a bunchaton of messages. But you won't.

-Steve

On 3/22/08, AWOLHMV@aol.com <AWOLHMV@aol.com> wrote:
Quote:
Care to elaborate?


In a message dated 3/22/2008 7:24:56 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,

actionpaintball@yahoo.com writes:

Google advanced search, or

("YOUR SEARCH WORDS" site:http://www.hummernetworkforums.com)

on GOOGLE






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2006 H3 Adventure Pkg., SMA Brushguard (Sold)

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 4:20 am    Post subject: Secret to finding past posts?!!!! Reply with quote

Well, I use the mailing list first of all.

Secondly - I use gMail to archive all my inbound email. All email I
get on my normal accounts get stored to one central gMail account.

So - I just did a search within gMail for:

"san luis obispo hml" and got that thread you were looking for.

I have archived about 4 years worth of email from the HML as a private
search store, plus all my personal email that I've received as well.

-Steve

On 3/22/08, AWOLHMV@aol.com <AWOLHMV@aol.com> wrote:
Quote:
Hey thanks I just looked again and saw the camper one in that thread. First
thing I looked at was that bucket so I thought it was the wrong thread.
So how did you do it?


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2006 H3 Adventure Pkg., SMA Brushguard (Sold)

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:57 am    Post subject: Re: Secret to finding past posts?!!!! Reply with quote

awolhmv wrote:
You cannot use your back button on your browser. You have to do another search.


I can't answer most of your question because I get too many results when I search something also. But as for the above - you CAN use your back button. Hit the back button, then refresh (or F5) it will ask if you want to retry, click retry and your previous search results will come up. Sounds complicated but after a few times you can do it in a couple of seconds.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that this topic has been moved to the appropriate forum for forum-related questions*, please allow me to address some of the issues raised here.

Using Google will not work because this is a SECURE forum. This is a good thing. It protects your privacy. If everything posted here was available to search engines, everyone's privacy would be compromised and personal information, like phone numbers, would be available to crooks worldwide (and crooks can get a lot of information about you from your phone number, even if it's unlisted or a cell phone). It would be irresponsible.

Searching through 350,000 messages is something of an art. It's very important to narrow your search as much as possible. If search terms are too broad, you'll either get too many results or you could even overload the system and get few or even no results. If searching for a particular post, search only the forum where the post you're looking for appeared. If you know the user who posted it, enter the username in the "Search for Author" blank. Use search terms that are as specific as possible. You may need to try different search terms, a bit of trial-and-error, to get the desired results. Play with it. Remember, the archives are vast. I use a forum with over 2 million posts. It's very hard to do a search there, very hard.

An improved search function is in the works.



*Please see the 4th paragraph under Posting to Appropriate Forums
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