When will they learn?

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People,

There is a "Search Topics" that will answer many of the repetitive questions that you are asking.
I know that it is quicker to post a question, rather than searching for the answer.

This is not my forum, perhaps the manager does not mind the questions. However for us (at least me) as a user I see it differently.

When the manual is released please look it up. You may be surprised to find the answer to your question there!
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Ernest - W4EG

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  • frustrated seeing the same questions over and over!

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WA6FXT Mike

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Ernest,

I've searched this forum for answers, several times and found that the search engine is quite dumb. It only hits on almost exact questions.

Mike
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Mike - N1MD

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The "Search Topics" is not elegant or very intuitive. I have found it to be decidedly not useful.
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Ernest - W4EG

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You are both correct.
However, the problem is not the search engine or the search topic. The problem is the writers are not tagging their entries.
Needless to say that if you search is one or two word, it properly will not result on a hit; if those words are not enter in the tag.
For example, if you are searching for a DAX problems; you'll get 190 hits. The same situation if you are looking for Smart CAT, you will receive only 40. I know that there were more than 40 issues with CAT, but those writers did not tagged their subject. Or they don't know how or where to tag them.
I make it a point to tag, specially in the area that I am interested. I have also tag others entries so I can find them when I need them.
As an average computer user, maybe there is someone that may be able to explain this better.
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Don - kx9q

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I have found the search engine on FRS website to be not too user friendly and I am feeling the same about this site. I have not tried using tags, but, will look into it. Right now if I find an article I may want to go back and review in the "community" I capture the URL on a notepad so I can click on the link to bring it back up.