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  1. woodsroad

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    I have set up a new Google Custom Search for the forums:

    Pipesmagazine Forums-Only Google Custom Search

    This is just like a regular Google search, but it limits your search results to just the posts that have appeared here in the pipesmagazine.com forums. You can easily sort those results by relevance or by date.

    This is a big improvement over this site's search function.

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Thanks Dan. This will be a big help.

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    Just tried it and it worked well. This needs to be a sticky.

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Thanks, elpfeife, but I can't take credit for the idea. Several years ago, someone else here had set up a similar search. That URL recently stopped working, so I created a new custom search.

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Well done, Dan! Thank you.

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    Good stuff, Dan.

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    Thanks, as well.

    And, yea, this needs to be a sticky thingy.

    Home is the sailor, home from sea,
    And the hunter home from the hill.
    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Thanks Dan, worked like a charm! I stickied it.

    Al

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    I've just seen this one, thanks Dan.

    Javan
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    Please let me know if it ever stops working and I'll re-do it.

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    thanks Dan much needed

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    Thanks for this.

    I just tried it and it sort-of worked. I got results for 'web' items. I couldn't find what I was looking for because of the truncated descriptions. Google issue there I know. But, then I tried 'images' since that would lead me to what I was looking for. There were 6 pages of images according to what the first page said. I didn't see what I needed so I clicked on page 2. 'No results' or something like that was the answer. Then the search was gone, no way to get back to the first page.

    A good search should really be part of the forum software. I enjoy this forum very much. I don't want to complain. The forum content is helpful for sure. But for anyone who is new to the hobby, or anyone really, the treasure of the forum is the 'archive' of past posts and threads. If it can't be searched properly, it is crippled.

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    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Thanks! It was kind of driving me nuts!

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    Bump for new members.

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    Great script: Thank you! I appreciate the sticky too.

    Posted 9 months ago #
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    You are more than welcome!

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