How to search

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by PMC, May 29, 2009.

  1. PMC

    PMC Active Member

    Apr 10, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    2001 40 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 6CTA
    Lets say that I'm interested in finding 2 words - together like Magic Eraser I'm finding way too many results back on threads containing both "Magic" and "Eraser" separately. I have tried surrounding my query with quotes "Magic Eraser", but still the same results. Am I missing something here, or is this just a limitation of the site query engine?

    Sorry if this has been discussed here before - I did try and search it out :smt021


    BTW - I'm finding CSR Google hits using: "Magic Eraser" clubsearay

    Thanks!
     
  2. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
  3. ChuckW

    ChuckW Active Member

    Mar 6, 2009
    MA & Southwest FL
    2007 RoadKing Tri-Axle Trailer towed by a 2013 Yukon XL K2500
    496 MAG Bravo III
    Yes the sites search engine is far too inadequate. When I need to find a phrase or a "contains all key words" as opposed to any key words, I use google. However don't use clubsearay as a keyword in your search. Enter this string as a prefix to your search term in google's search box

    site:clubsearay.com "enter your phrase or keywords here"

    This will allow you to only search this site. One caveat, any google search will only be as fresh as the last time they crawled this site. So you may not find the "most recent" posts, but it's great for the older stuff.
     
  4. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    Chuck, so you enter this whole thing just the way it is:

    site:clubsearay.com "enter your phrase or keywords here"


    And then press the spacebar once and type what we're looking for? Did I understand you correctly?

    ON EDIT: Nevermind. I figured it out. I didn't read it closely enough the first time.
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2009
  5. PMC

    PMC Active Member

    Apr 10, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    2001 40 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 6CTA
    Perfect!! site:clubsearay.com works like a champ

    Thanks Chuck!!
     
  6. First Born

    First Born Super Moderator PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Charlotte, N.C.
    2006 185 Sport
    4.3 L 190 HP
    if you do use the search feature on the site use only one word and try to use something that would not be used very often. In your example I would search eraser. We are aware that we are less than adequate. :grin:
     
  7. sb in gp

    sb in gp Member SILVER Sponsor

    743
    Oct 10, 2006
    Grosse Pointe, MI
    44 Sedan Bridge 2006
    Cummins QSC-500
    I vote for this being made into a sticky post. This would have saved me a ton of effort in the past had I known this.
     
  8. First Born

    First Born Super Moderator PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Charlotte, N.C.
    2006 185 Sport
    4.3 L 190 HP
    Done:thumbsup:
     
  9. Jeff Amrine

    Jeff Amrine New Member

    1
    Sep 7, 2010
    Fox Chain O' Lakes
    Sea Ray 2000 21' Sun Deck
    305 Mercruiser
    I have a 2000 SD, with a defective Mercury 3000 Classic shifter. What is the best replacement & are there repair manuals for this service.

    JEFF
    packassoc@aol.com
     
  10. PIER PLAY

    PIER PLAY New Member

    5
    Apr 30, 2010
    Wisconsin
    280 Sundancer 2003
    twin 4.3 Alpha
    I tried lots of searches unsuccesfully, this method is really helpfull. Im sure more people using this great site would like to know this search method. site:clubsearay.com "enter your phrase or keywords here"
     
  11. CAGE RATTLER

    CAGE RATTLER New Member

    400
    Apr 10, 2009
    Essex, MD
    85 Amberjack 255
    2010 496 MAG MPI
    Are we sure there is no other options to be turned on for the search settings?

    We can't even search in specific sections of the forum and this is the only forum I belong to that won't let you.

    There is many times I would like to search for something in the classic sea ray section.
     
  12. ChuckW

    ChuckW Active Member

    Mar 6, 2009
    MA & Southwest FL
    2007 RoadKing Tri-Axle Trailer towed by a 2013 Yukon XL K2500
    496 MAG Bravo III
    Actually you can do basic searching within a forum or within a thread.

    Navigate to the forum you want to seach in and then look in the top right in the gray bar. There is as a link to "Search Forum"
    Search Forum.jpg

    If you are viewing a thread, in the same location you'll have a button to "Search Thread".
     
  13. riptide

    riptide New Member

    186
    Sep 24, 2010
    Port St. lucie Florida and all connecting water
    390 ec,Ray marine Radar,Plotter.Watertender 8.8 /Johnson 2.5 motor/ST. Croix davits
    Mercury 7.4 straight drives Westerberke 5.5
    How do I access " the beast got hung up" why was it moved,why do I have to give my pass word,(that Doesen't work) ?? You know that this site really sucks now that you made your great up grade... Rip
     
  14. Bridog

    Bridog Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    Previous 220SD, 260DA, 300DA
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    Try the "holding tank" PW is YES all caps
     
  15. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    You can also click on the "single content" tab when you're in "advanced search".
     
  16. denizcan

    denizcan New Member

    171
    Jan 26, 2012
    turkey istanbul
    SEARAY 260 DA / 275 Sundancer 2007
    350 mag 5.7 Mercruiser
    When i search like this site:clubsearay.com "260DA" some results are not about 260DA
    Google find 260DA owners signature ex they reply diffrent threads

    Ex "http://clubsearay.com/showthread.php/47211-polishing-aluminum/page2"

    lots of Lazy Daze replies it finds ;)
     
  17. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    97 270DA 5k Kohler A/C,
    85 Monaco 197
    7.4 300hp BII,
    260hp Alpha 1
    :smt043

    That is true. Just be more specific.

    MM
     
  18. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    I have always used Google. It's nice to know the technique listed above. Thank you, Chuck.
     
  19. ChuckW

    ChuckW Active Member

    Mar 6, 2009
    MA & Southwest FL
    2007 RoadKing Tri-Axle Trailer towed by a 2013 Yukon XL K2500
    496 MAG Bravo III
    Yes, being specific is important. If you are still wanting to find only 260DA and not Lazy Daze you can always do this...

    site:clubsearay.com 260da -lazy

    That will get you every 260da post without lazy in it. But that may mean you will miss a relevant 260da post that was done by Lazy Daze. Sorry Dennis....

    +1


    Glad you like it... for more details on what you can really craft, visit: http://support.google.com/websearch/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=136861&rd=1
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2012
  20. denizcan

    denizcan New Member

    171
    Jan 26, 2012
    turkey istanbul
    SEARAY 260 DA / 275 Sundancer 2007
    350 mag 5.7 Mercruiser
    understand me wrong !!
    i dont wanna say ""the problem was search results lazy daze""" i didnt say this , i said when i searched like that some of results are not about 260DA , owners of 260DA reply some threads that not about 260DA lots of other threads,

    its important for me 260da owners because my boat is new for me and sometimes i looked 260DA owners personal page that whicg posts that they reply
    understand now :)
     

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