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Old 02-26-2009, 01:53 PM   #1
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A Better Way to Search the Forum

Everyone is constantly reminding to search before asking a question. And understandably so. I know I feel obligated to preface any question with a disclaimer that I have already searched.

I think most people do search, but it is difficult to find what you are looking for. As an example, I was looking for information on whether it is even possible to fully extend in a dead hang false grip. My search phrase was "dead hang false grip" and the first page of results seemed to almost be all workout logs. I'm not knocking this forum. This is a common problem.

I find I have much better success when I go to google, and just enter the following query:

"dead hang false grip site:www.board.crossfit.com"

This is now the only way I search the forum.
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:58 PM   #2
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Re: A Better Way to Search the Forum

Great suggestion, this has been mentioned before (did you search how to search! lol), but def worth repeating.
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:00 PM   #3
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Re: A Better Way to Search the Forum

D@#! IT! I knew it. haha
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:22 PM   #4
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Re: A Better Way to Search the Forum

That's how I always do it too. I hate this site's search feature.
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Old 02-26-2009, 03:34 PM   #5
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Re: A Better Way to Search the Forum

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I think most people do search, but it is difficult to find what you are looking for. As an example, I was looking for information on whether it is even possible to fully extend in a dead hang false grip. My search phrase was "dead hang false grip" and the first page of results seemed to almost be all workout logs. I'm not knocking this forum. This is a common problem.
If you use the advanced search, you can select forums you want results from. So, if you know the answer you're looking for isn't in the workout logs forum, you don't have to include it in the search. Or if you're looking for something that you know you saw in the equipment forum, you can select that one only.

I haven't had too much trouble searching this site, at least compared to some others I use.
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:22 PM   #6
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Re: A Better Way to Search the Forum

I threw-together a quick search page that searches the CrossFit forums using Google's AJAX search. It's at:

http://www.antun.com/cfsearch/YOU MUST ENSURE YOU ANNOTATE ALL LINKS WHETHER WORK AND FAMILY SAFE.

I hope it's useful!

-Antun

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Old 02-27-2009, 12:05 AM   #7
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Re: A Better Way to Search the Forum

nice! Good tip. I will definitely be doing that one. And thanks for making it even easier, Antun!
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Old 02-27-2009, 06:24 AM   #8
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Re: A Better Way to Search the Forum

You guys are n00b searchers. I use the forum function most of the time. You need to increase your searching skills!

Although google is much better for the harder searches.
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:42 AM   #9
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Re: A Better Way to Search the Forum

I second or third the advanced search forum function. But I still find the advanced search function doesn't quite work like one would expect when using quotes to search for a phrase or using the AND function to search for phrases and multiple words. Google is still much preferred for those type of advanced searches.
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Old 02-27-2009, 10:48 AM   #10
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Re: A Better Way to Search the Forum

i agree. i hate being told to search when i already have and get pages of random threads like i'm supposed to read 1,000 posts to find an answer

thanks for the google tip
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