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How to use the ADVANCED search function for dummies

There is a thread on this with a bunch of geek code I dont understand so here is the easy way to get much more out of your search.
when you click search in the top bar and just put in a subject you get thousands of threads that are so unrelated to what you are looking for. Here's the skinny on finding pertinent info.
Click the search button and you will see this.

Now what you want to do is click the words ADVANCED SEARCH .it is located right below the dots that say show threads or show posts. A lot of folks miss this because it doesn't look like a clickable button.
this will bring up this page which is WAAAY more specific.

Now another tip when searching for subjects is to change "Search entire posts" to SEARCH TITLES ONLY, this box is located right under the input box in a dropdown.
I hope this helps ya all. I knw i used to bang my head on the wall trying to search through tons of random posts brought up by the basic version. I know some old hats will find this as common knowledge but we need to remember some of us never got into forums before we got the FJ. CHEERS and I hope this gets stickeyed.

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Re: How to use the ADVANCED search function for dummies

WOW thats pretty simple. Thanks for the info I had to do a search that was driving me nuts the other way found what I was looking for right away. This was one of the most helpful post for me in weeks.

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glad to have been helpful. It seems so simple to some but we seem to overlook that we were all not so savvy at one point. Also all forums are different formats but the majority of them these days are similar.

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Re: How to use the ADVANCED search function for dummies

Wait, there's a search function on here? I couldn't tell by some of the posts!


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I went back and searched some stuff I had searched before and found even more info on these subjects. Thanks, I think my brain is going to melt!

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Re: How to use the ADVANCED search function for dummies

Sure it's useful, but what about lifts and tires? Where can I find that information?

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Thank you, you just made my life so much easier. I used to ask forum members questions like "whats the biggest tire that will fit" or "whats the best lift" but now I have a very powerful research tool that will help me decide this on my own. Thanks this is the most helpful thread on this board!
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Thank you, you just made my life so much easier. I used to ask forum members questions like "whats the biggest tire that will fit" or "whats the best lift" but now I have a very powerful research tool that will help me decide this on my own. Thanks this is the most helpful thread on this board!
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Will this so called "advanced" search function help me find my keys?

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Will this so called "advanced" search function help me find my keys?
HAHAHA only if you posted the night before on where you left them at.

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