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The Invaluable Search Button
« on: Saturday 17 April 04 11:20 BST (UK) »
Rootschatters,

You may have noticed a Banner Link to the Search Button has recently appeared.  ;D

I would be lost without that little button.  Anyone who has not used it is missing out on a very powerful tool in Rootschat.

I have an interest in Railways,  so many of my ancestors seemed to work on them.  I have done a search on Railway and found so much to help me.  You can see:

- who else has a similar interest,  
- all of the posted links,  
- who has ancestors on the railway
- and who lived in Railway Terrace

all on one page.  All with shortcuts to their full threads.  8)

I use it to search for names,  categories and all sorts.  It really is worth doing a search before asking some more general questions as you often find it has been answered elsewhere.

Try a SEARCH today on your area of interest.  You may be surprised what you find.  ;D

Kazza.
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Surname interests:
Clementsten, Hobson, Hole, Marden, O'Clements, Pitten, Sharland, Vickery (Vicary), Williams.

Area Interests:
Cardiff, Bampton, Bideford, Crediton, Wollaston, Somerset, Tidenham, Norway, Australia to Bristol.

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Re:The Invaluable Search Button
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 17 April 04 11:34 BST (UK) »
Rootschatters

I endorse every word that Kazza has said - it is a very powerful search tool - and I use it a lot myself to find messages that I have been working on a reply for.

But - There is a downside to it:

I used to sign all my posts "Chris in 1066Land (Hastings)" and one day when I had not been on line for a couple of days, I put 'Hastings' in the search button tool to see if anyone had posted anything to do with hastings whilst I was off line - and you know what !!

It came back with hundreds of messages that contained as part of the signature the word 'Hastings'

That is why I now only sign my name as

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Re:The Invaluable Search Button
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 17 April 04 14:17 BST (UK) »
Chris
       I know how you feel I talk to myself all the time  ::)
making very little sense most of the time :-[
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Re:The Invaluable Search Button
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 18 April 04 01:32 BST (UK) »
Hi,
   Thanks for this. I only searched for my names, but I guess I know how these things work, and they are extremely useful.
    Just a minor point, it is not entirely obvious (YES, I know it is, but) I would recommend a simpler message like ' search rootschat for' or something like this. I use a similar tool using google where people can search 'my site' or 'everywhere' depending on which checkbox they select, not as good looking, but more obvious.
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Re:The Invaluable Search Button
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 18 April 04 17:11 BST (UK) »
Just a minor point, it is not entirely obvious (YES, I know it is, but) I would recommend a simpler message like ' search rootschat for' or something like this.

Which message do you mean Kevan?
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Re:The Invaluable Search Button
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 18 April 04 18:22 BST (UK) »
Hi Trystan,
                I was referring to the new search button. I was just saying that it does not really state what you are searcging, although I know it is obvious.
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Re:The Invaluable Search Button
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 18 April 04 18:30 BST (UK) »
Do you mean the "Advert" saying
"Use the  SEARCH BUTTON today -"  ?
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Re:The Invaluable Search Button
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 18 April 04 18:41 BST (UK) »
Sorry,
         Yes, that's the one.
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Re:The Invaluable Search Button
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 18 April 04 18:43 BST (UK) »
Yes, you are right Kevan, its not terribly obvius what it's for - we are experimenting a little bit at the moment - we want to "FEATURE" the search button for a few days to get people to start using it (even thought the search has been there since day one!!)
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