REPOSTS AND SEARCHING FOR A POST
Just a quick FYI since we are getting an influx of reposts lately. Perform a simple search using one or two keywords to see if the subject has been posted previously.
The search tab is on the top right at the page numbers. Just click it and a box will come up type in your words hit go. Search through all of the hits to see if what you are wanting to post matches. If so don't make a new post but feel free to bump the post up if it is still active.
If you notice a repost just click the little red dot under the users avatar (left side, under the user name, the first post in the thread) and in the report post box type repost along with a link to the previously posted item. Don't just type repost in the quick reply box because the board is getting busy with the holidays approaching and several new members a day joining our community it is hard for the moderators to read every post and find the ones that are reposted.
Thanks so much.
Check BELOW if you are unsure as to how and where the search fields are.
One of the most important things to know how to do here on the forums is to search. Searching allows you to find what you are looking for quickly, and allows you to check to see if something has already been posted before you make a duplicate.
There are several ways to search. The easiest is to use the search box in the upper right of any forum page, under the blue tabs:
Enter what you'd like to search for and click the "SEARCH" button.
Another way is by using the search drop down menu. You access this by clicking on the "Search" link in the blue navigation bar across the top of every forum page (between the "New Posts" and "Quick Links" links):
Again, just enter what you'd like to search for. You can also choose if you'd like the results shown as threads or as individual posts.
Finally, for a more refined search, click the search drop down menu, and click on the "Advanced Search" link. It will take you to a page that looks like this:
From this page you can enter what you'd like to search for, select if you want to find those terms in just the title of threads or in the entire body (including all replies). You can also select specific forums to search within, can search for posts only made by a specific member, and several other options to customize the results.
Edited by Rockfordmom, Dec 31, 2008 - 9:41 pm.