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How Do You Search For A Past Topic: ***MASTER THREAD***
« on: June 06, 2013, 09:14:48 AM »
Welcome to the forums.
People here get a little annoyed sometimes when you ask a question when it should have been posted in a different thread. Sometimes people are very nice and they will answer you. Other times they will tell you to search.

What does that mean?

No, it doesn't mean to do soul searching. It means to find the correct thread that discuss the topic you are looking for, and ask your question there.

Ok, but how do I find that thread?

It is very simple. In the top right corner of every page is a blank white box with a small button next to it that says SEARCH.

First you need to put in the correct keywords. For example if you want to know what is the fee on a Sapphire Preferred card, DON"T search "what is the fee on a Sapphire Preferred card" rather search "sapphire preferred fee".

(This was the first listing that came up)

Next make sure you spell the words correctly. Any spelling mistake will not be picked up by the search engine.

Lastly you can search from any page, however if you are in the credit card board don't search airlines because the search engine will only search the Credit Card Board. To search the entire forum you need to be on the home page.

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Re: How Do You Search For A Past Topic: ***MASTER THREAD***
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2013, 09:23:17 AM »
If you find the built in search not to be to your liking, you can search from google. Just type in your search phrase, and then enter site:forums.dansdeals.com to search only this site.

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Re: How Do You Search For A Past Topic: ***MASTER THREAD***
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2013, 09:25:21 AM »
I hope this gets posted to the main home page of ddf
If you have any questions please search and then ask. PM me for detailed help.

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Re: How Do You Search For A Past Topic: ***MASTER THREAD***
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2013, 09:27:47 AM »
I find this search option to be more effective.
It's not about the quantity of your posts.  It's about the quality.

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Re: How Do You Search For A Past Topic: ***MASTER THREAD***
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2013, 09:28:33 AM »
I think a good idea would be, when showing someone a link to show how you found it.

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Re: How Do You Search For A Past Topic: ***MASTER THREAD***
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2013, 09:31:59 AM »
I think a good idea would be, when showing someone a link to show how you found it.

Like tell them what keywords you typed in to find that link?
It's not about the quantity of your posts.  It's about the quality.

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Re: How Do You Search For A Past Topic: ***MASTER THREAD***
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2013, 09:32:44 AM »
im not sure what just happened?? did u just teach people how to search?

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Re: How Do You Search For A Past Topic: ***MASTER THREAD***
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2013, 10:08:13 AM »
Nice thread.

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Re: How Do You Search For A Past Topic: ***MASTER THREAD***
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2013, 10:20:51 AM »
Welcome to the forums.
People here get a little annoyed sometimes when you ask a question when it should have been posted in a different thread. Sometimes people are very nice and they will answer you. Other times they will tell you to search.

What does that mean?

No, it doesn't mean to do soul searching.

I think Rots5 will disagree

Its not stupid. Its just immature to think we all revolve around u. Its in the gavra the mentch! Why do ppl think that they are worthy to start a thread if ones already there!? Whats wrong with the old one. Its felt in da mentch.  Its a chisaron in that person.

#briskertorah


How's that for a tzu shtel  :)

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Re: How Do You Search For A Past Topic: ***MASTER THREAD***
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2013, 10:37:16 AM »
I think Rots5 will disagree

How's that for a tzu shtel  :)
Only if ur from Baltimore. :D
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Re: How Do You Search For A Past Topic: ***MASTER THREAD***
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2013, 11:47:11 AM »

I hope this gets posted to the main home page of ddf
I think that every new member that signs up, should get a email 1st teaching and explaining how the forum works...

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Re: How Do You Search For A Past Topic: ***MASTER THREAD***
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2013, 11:52:01 AM »
if you want only specific dont forget the plus
delta airline= will find both words
delta+airline= will only find the thread will both words
use the search bottom on bottom NOT UPPER RIGHT CORNER
you can only make a first impression ONCE

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Re: How Do You Search For A Past Topic: ***MASTER THREAD***
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2013, 04:48:10 PM »
if you want only specific dont forget the plus
delta airline= will find both words
delta+airline= will only find the thread will both words
use the search bottom on bottom NOT UPPER RIGHT CORNER
or you can do "delta airlines" and it'll show both words together

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Re: How Do You Search For A Past Topic: ***MASTER THREAD***
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2013, 05:03:42 PM »
or you can do "delta airlines" and it'll show both words together
"Delta airlines" will show only threads that have the exact phrase.
Delta+airline will find any thread that has the 2 words anywhere in it.
Delta airline will find any thread that has Delta and/or airline.
Curiosity made the cat smarter.

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Re: How Do You Search For A Past Topic: ***MASTER THREAD***
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2013, 10:14:59 PM »
im not sure what just happened?? did u just teach people how to search?
It's about time!  ::)
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