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    I think it costs $100/year or more depending on how much its used. I looked into it for work years ago but never went thru with it. It works great but I'm fine with just going to Google and using it the way described above.

    Just a side note: as with any other forum, I always wondered how much new threads would decrease if everyone used the seach efficiently all the time. 25%? 50%?

    For instance, how many "Sleeping bag as UQ?" or "Which tarp for my ____ hammock?" or "Calf ridge problem" threads have we had? I'm not making fun of anyone, heck, I'm guilty of one of these examples. But I don't necessarily see it as a problem either; it's nice to "refresh" some threads sometimes instead of just pasting a million links at a newbie asking a common question.

    I guess it just comes down to a good balance of briefly answering the same questions and referencing a few "oldie but goodies" links. I've noticed Shug is very good at this, offering a quick answer and video to follow up.

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    Maybe just try updating your search engine. One thing I like about this site is that it isn't full of commercial advertisements.

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    We are a revision (or three) behind on the forum software. We'll discuss it amongst the mods.

    We see the value, but it is a matter of time and priority. FYI: Customization of the forum code has a ripple effect of making it harder to upgrade in the future.

    Again, great suggestion, we'll take it under advisement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markr6 View Post
    I think it costs $100/year or more depending on how much its used. I looked into it for work years ago but never went thru with it. It works great but I'm fine with just going to Google and using it the way described above.

    Just a side note: as with any other forum, I always wondered how much new threads would decrease if everyone used the seach efficiently all the time. 25%? 50%?

    For instance, how many "Sleeping bag as UQ?" or "Which tarp for my ____ hammock?" or "Calf ridge problem" threads have we had? I'm not making fun of anyone, heck, I'm guilty of one of these examples. But I don't necessarily see it as a problem either; it's nice to "refresh" some threads sometimes instead of just pasting a million links at a newbie asking a common question.

    I guess it just comes down to a good balance of briefly answering the same questions and referencing a few "oldie but goodies" links. I've noticed Shug is very good at this, offering a quick answer and video to follow up.
    Good points, I wouldn't want the Mods to have to spend extra money just to add a search bar, and I also wouldn't want to see the forum activity decrease just because it was suddenly easier for people to search for the answer they are looking for.

    I notice similar questions pop up frequently and I try to help with them as best I can, or point them towards a thread with all the information they need to decide on what the right answer is for them. Shug certainly has a great arsenal of Hammocking videos that answer many of our more frequently asked questions, and they do come in very handy. I've even pointed new people towards his Hammock newbie videos a time or two when people are obivously new and have no idea what they are doing.
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