SEARCH TUTOURIAL - how to properly use "search"

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Postby whatakevin » Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:12 pm

this one is for all you retards out there. i cant believe it has come down to this but im SICK of retards unable to use the search feature. i think this should have a sticky to reduce the retard level in this community. here i go

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as you can see, the search button is located on the top right corner of the screen. for those who cant see it, ive circled it many times. now why not try finding the search button on your screen? click on it (not the picture, the real button) and a screen like this will appear.

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as you can see, i put numbers on there to teach you more about each numbered feature. look below at the corresponding number to learn about that feature.

1) Keywords: this is what you want to search for. if you search is too broad then try using "and" in between each word in that box (EX: "guitar and hero and controller" instead of "guitar hero controller"
2) Type of Search: this is where you either pick to search someone's name or search posts and topic titles.
3) Forums: this is where you will pick which forum to search in. you will usually use the "all open forums" selection
4) Search in: this is where you will choose to search in either topic titles, posts, or both
5) Search From: this is where you will choose the time period in which to search. if you cannot find something, try setting this to "the beginning"



i hope that you have learned something from this tutorial. and PLEASE, if you ever see anyone posting a retarded question, a nub question, one that has been asked and answered many times, PLEASE give them a hyper link to this tutorial as they will probably need it.
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Postby yogsothoth » Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:14 pm

that'll learn 'em. :p
this should be a sticky, people need to know this stuff.
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Postby whatakevin » Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:16 pm

lmfao the way you say it, "people need to know this stuff" makes me laugh
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Postby Heka » Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:20 am

Best tutorial ever :D Should be sticky :)
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Postby HeruLuingul » Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:35 am

huzzah
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Postby whatakevin » Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:20 pm

lmfao, its like they are forced to read this as soon as they sign up. like a voice comes on and reads for them and you must finish the entire tutorial to activate your account
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Postby el nini » Tue Mar 27, 2007 6:07 pm

Good idea, but no-one will come here first. They're just gonna ask for **** anyway.

If its possible, maybe an admin could change the default to search 'from the beginning'? That'll cut out a few anyways.
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Postby jake2k3 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 6:28 pm

Let another link that should be given to newbies in their "welcome to the forum" message, along with the:

Forum Rules
Forum FAQs
Song making tutorial
RF Mod
Etc.
Goodbye everyone. It's been fun. I spent many many hours here on these boards and playing/contributing to FoF. Today I uninstalled my game and deleted all my files. I just don't have the time or interest anymore. I won't be coming back here anymore. I might show up in the IRC from time to time to chat. I regret nothing.

So long, farewell.
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Postby RexMundi412 » Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:33 am

I don't see the link? :( ...
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Postby RexMundi412 » Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:34 am

RexMundi412 wrote:I don't see the link? :( ...

...JK!!! :p
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Postby Konador » Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:40 am

Isn't there one of these tutorials already? Do a search before posting ffs
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Postby RexMundi412 » Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:44 am

Konador wrote:Isn't there one of these tutorials already? Do a search before posting ffs

https://www.fretsonfire.org/cgi-bin....96;st=0

Sry couldn't resist.
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Postby whatakevin » Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:43 pm

lol... ok thts enough, gave me a good laugh
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Postby yogsothoth » Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:47 pm

Someone should add to the terms of agreement that by agreeing to these terms you agree to use the search button or to read this tutorial.

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