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How do I do a new search????

Discussion in '<a href=http://www.plowsite.com target=_blank ?>Sn' started by CMerLand, Jan 16, 2001.

  1. CMerLand

    CMerLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 393

    Im trying to do searches of previous threads so I dont have to ask a question thats already been answered, however, everytime I do a search it defaults back to a walker deck search I did months ago. Am I missing something??? How do I clear out the search enging so I can look back at other lawnsite thread? Thanks for the help
  2. BRL

    BRL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,211

    When you hit the search button it should land you at the main search screen to chose your topic and search parameters. Not sure why your puter is memorizing the old search. However after you land on your old search page, look for the links directly at the top of the list of thread titles. This list of links should be the forum names that you chose to search in & another search link. When you hit that search link you should land at the screen to do a new search. This should work until maybe Eric, Chuck K or Chuck S sees this and maybe figure out why the old search comes up.

    BTW where are you in Central Jersey?
  3. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    When you start to type in a keyword, it will put in a list of things you have searched for before. Just keep typing in the new key word and then select which forum to search for or leave the default of all of them. You can then search for this keyword in just the thread or the whole post. Give it another try, if you still have problems, let one of us moderators know or Chuck Keough, the Administrator.
  4. CMerLand

    CMerLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 393

    Okay, well dont know if anyone else has this problem but when I go to the search it automatically goes to the last search. The only way Ive found a way around this was to delete my temporary internet files under control panel. Any other thoughts besides this????
  5. Frank

    Frank LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    i am having the same problem. please help
  6. plowking35

    plowking35 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S.E. CT
    Posts: 1,687

    No problems on my end. Make sure that you limit the search to the snowplowing forum. If it has to search through all forums, that may be affecting the results.
  7. BRL

    BRL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,211

    It sounds like they're not even getting to the screen where they can enter their keywords. For some reason those computers are automatically going to the last search instead of the main screen to start a new one. Probably need Chuck K or plsoucy to make a guess. In the meantime, you could type (or just click the link because it will automatically turn into a link) to land at the main search screen.


    Also, I will post this question at the lawnsite questions forum so psloucy sees it because he will most likely have the answer.
  8. LSAdmin

    LSAdmin Web Developer Staff Member
    Posts: 233


    I'll look for it later today. Just in case it helps me, can you please tell me your browser (name and version) and operating system? Thanks!

    Pierre-Luc Soucy
  9. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    I agree with Pierre-Luc Soucy that it could be the browser you are using. I use IE 5.5 and I have used it with Win 98 and Win ME and I've had no problems.

    I made a page of topics for the Commercial Lawn Care Forum that you just go to the topic and click it to find the search results. I will make one for the Snow Forum too so you can all be able to use the search features that this forum has.

    Please list the topics that you would like to see on it on posts below and I'll get it going. To see an example of this, click on the lower right link below.

  10. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    If you click on the search option on a post, it takes you to the last search you did. If you go to the upper right of your screen and click on search, it gives you a new search screen. I had never clicked on a post search icon before today. Now I know what you are talking about. I still will make a search page for the snow forum. Please list what all you would like to see in this. I already have it started and will post the URL for it when I get some of it done.

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