| Originally Posted by Duchess |
I don't mean to get defensive but my god, when you search for things, so many threads that are unrelated come up. I recall being in a panic and searching for quite a while. "tip" brought up every wedding tip (ie hints and tips) on here. I read through all of the how to threads on searching, and still found it really difficult. I don't mean to hijack, but sometimes the answers are really, really, really hard to find.
well maybe you should refine your searches, think about the internet for example. When you go to google and type in "tip" do you think exactly what you want is going to come up first...umm no, actually you have to be careful about your selection. If I was looking for information on tipping, I would search the word "tipping".
We also have an advanced search on this forum that let's you specify an area, a person, and even more keywords.
This is a very large forum and searching becomes even more inefficient when we continue to post the same things over and over again.
christine is absolutely right. if people searched to begin with instead of posting a new thread on the same topic over and over again, there would not be an issue with so many posts coming up when you do a search. and it would not hurt to do a more refined search. some people just need to use common sense.
the moderators and i spend HOURS combining repetetive threads/posts because people do not bother to search.
and honestly, shame on you for discouraging searching then complaining about too many results coming up when you do search. talk about being part of the problem and not the solution.