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    Best way to search forums

    I've been using the forums for a couple of years now and have always found them interesting and informative as well as often very helpful. I usually search for answers to my questions in existing threads, however there doesn't appear to be a quick and easy way of doing this, so I end up scanning through the topic headings looking for likely ones but this can be very time consuming. The search facility only appears to work in an "or" mode for words, so it's hard to filter down through all the threads. Any advice on how to search through forums more efficiently would be therefore be welcome.

    Use google.
    [list of search terms]
    When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
    Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).


      Please avoid posting in threads more than 6 months old, and even then post only if you have something of significant value to add. Old threads can contain legally out of date advice.
      I also post as Mars_Mug when not moderating


        Thank you jpkeates - that works well.


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