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    Search Function

    I have not been on the forum for long, but one thing I have noticed is that the search function here seems useless. I have never once found a post on point using the search function. Am I alone in this?

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    You are not alone in this. The forum search feature is rather lacking. Most people here use google to search for what they are looking for and adding site:hammockfourms.net to the end of the google search query. This tells google to only search the named site.

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    I generally use google like this with search words followed by the internet site:

    tarp ridgeline site:www.hammockforums.net
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    I tend to have a lot more success with the forum search function when I limit the search to only the thread title, rather than the whole contents of the thread.

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    The only efficient way I have found is the Google site specific search as mentioned above
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    Yep. That is the way to search ...
    It works. Write it down... bookmark it...

    search word1 word2 site:hammockforums.net
    - Loki,

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    Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
    The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy,
    while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
    John Muir

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