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Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Searching on 05/04/2011 15:54:57 MDT Print View

If I'm looking for a posting I have had good luck using Google.

Here's an example.

I wanted to find my posting entitled "tarp pole connections" in the MYOG forum. I googleed "tarp pole connections bpl" and the first one listed was the right one.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
re on 05/04/2011 16:25:34 MDT Print View

or, the other thing you can search on is

tarp pole connections site:backpackinglight.com

to just search on this web address

david woods
(woodsie) - F

Locale: Middle Tennessee
use bpl "Search Forums" on 05/04/2011 16:58:13 MDT Print View

The search BPL in the header apparently does not look in the forums. If you go to the Margin, Forums: Search Forums , search for "tarp pole connections" there it is. You can also select specific forum sections to limit the search further. Now if the forums search just had an option to only show the thread once instead of all the posts.....

Edited by woodsie on 05/04/2011 16:59:08 MDT.

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
David and Jerry on 05/05/2011 09:44:39 MDT Print View

David and Jerry,

Thanks for the tips. I tried both and both worked.

I hadn't noticed the "search forums" function in the margin. I've only been using the search function and advanced search function at the top of the page. My frustration with that tool is what drove me to Google.

Daryl