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    Senior Member secretStash's Avatar
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    Why are searches using three-letter words not allowed??? This is ludicrous. My first time back and on the "new" site and I can't search for "air box"??? I CALL SHENANIGANS!!! And on top of that, I had to wait what seemed like forever to execute a new search! This feature should be disabled! TBH, I liked the old format A LOT more.



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    Can't search for GAS, OIL ect its a PITA
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    Senior Member secretStash's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by n2o2diver View Post
    Can't search for GAS, OIL ect its a PITA
    I wasnt going to get into specific words, myself; but thank you. It IS a PITA.



    And all in the name of WHAT? Saving bandwidth??? How about blocking photos in quotes??

    I've seen so many threads that have the same pictures over and over because people quote

    entire 4-page tutorials in their replies. THAT would be much more effective.



    -sS

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    Senior Member RodneyReed's Avatar
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    Rich came up with the ultimate way to search the site. Goto google.com and type this in:



    site:tw200forum.com oil

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    Senior Member secretStash's Avatar
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    That may work; but, (insert all obvious statements here).



    The search feature is the one of the most critical features to site membership,

    short of an intuitive interface. But it blocks MANY motorcycle terms.



    Doesnt that seem pretty, um, stupid? A user will find a different forum

    before they bother to do a site-specific search on google.



    -sS

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    Senior Member RodneyReed's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by secretStash View Post
    That may work; but, (insert all obvious statements here).



    The search feature is the one of the most critical features to site membership,

    short of an intuitive interface. But it blocks MANY motorcycle terms.



    Doesnt that seem pretty, um, stupid? A user will find a different forum

    before they bother to do a site-specific search on google.



    -sS


    I understand your frustration, ss. And I agree, it's a real shame. I wonder if it's a setting that can be turned on and off or a limitation of the forum software.

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    Anybody running an IRC GP1 for a front tire?



    Don't know. Can't search it.
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    New tw rider....I agree with the above!!!!..........much easier to search on TT and advrider.

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    Gentlemen, I earn $16.25 and hour. I donated six times that to help Charles get the NEW forum up and running. No-body here owe's YOU (us) anything. If you want a better forum start one yourself or ask Charles how much he needs to improve the search function and you can ante up the cash. If you are a 'new member' it is my opinion that you should wait until you "give" something to the forum before you offer up "ANY" criticism. Just my opinion. Gerry
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    As long as no one gets pissed when the same question s get asked who cares, I can't believe the info I get for free pretty sure every thing is covered many times and looking for the info leads to some sweet finds.(like digging through a parts yard) This is my first forum though so can't compare.
    Faster faster!! Well maybe not.

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