Updated Searching the Forums

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  1. wagonmaster

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    In the top right hand corner of the forum, there is a search box to search for different forum content such as posts, threads, resources, station wagon garage and gallery media. There is no minimum word length and relevancy ordering can be selected on the advanced search page.

    The forum search engine also uses a stemming analyzer which separates words based on spaces, some punctuation and reduces words to their root. This allows a search for "tests" to automatically match results for "test", "testing", "tested", and other similar words.
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    The search box is context sensitive and search options will vary depending on where you are located in the forum when you click on the search box. Regardless of where you are located in the forum there will always be an option to search by member(s), date and to navigate to the advanced search.
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    Sub Forums

    While in a forum (for e.g.: General Station Wagon Discussions), the search box will have an additional option to search only in the current forum. This option is enabled by default.
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    Threads

    While in a thread, the search box will have an additional options to search only the current thread and/or the current forum. This "search current forum" option is enabled by default.
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    Resources

    While viewing a resource, the search box will have an additional option to search only resources. This option is enabled by default.
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    Media Gallery

    While in the media gallery, the search box will have an additional options to search for only media or to search in the current category.
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    Advanced Search

    Click on “More…” perform an advanced search.
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    The advanced search allows you to refine your search by searching for specific content (e.g. tags) and search results can be returned by date or relevancy.
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    Guide has been updated with information on the enhanced search.
     

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