27 Apr 2018
Author
Louise
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Suggestions for inside website searches

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Web search savy members I am looking for some tips if you have them.Step by step instructions would be wonderful if possible.So much I have seen and once bookmarked was lost with the update, speaks to the value of hard copy.Now I find I want to go back to discussions of topic that I know have been bantered about.And I am having difficulty acessing the archives here in a meaningful way that brings me to related old forum topics.For instance I want to look around in the discussion about Non-stroidal Anti-Inflamatory Drugs.   Thought I would take a few weeks of one for several reasons, healing

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Bump.  Louise

  • CAP(TiniOnly): 06/07-02/09 for CFS
  • MethylationProtocolSupplements: Started08/08
  • Intermtnt CAP: 02/09-02/10
  • Full MethylProtocol & LDN 02/09
  • Off CAP: 02/10, cont LDN & MethlyProtocol support

Louise, the search engine we have on this site is not very efficient and there are not tips I can give you that makes it work better.   Jim did suggest we use the google site search facility, but that also lost its usefulness when we upgraded because all the links were lost in the process.   I might work a little better now that we have a few months under our belt.

My strategy for searching:

try different word combinations, make sure the spelling is as it was originally.   You are searching for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.  The letters in bold are missing from your search words.   You could also try leaving out the hyphens.  My search using the correct spelling brought up about a dozen references.   You could also try NSAID.   That brought up another load of references.

be very patient

try and remember when this was first posted then at least you will be able to identify the more likely search results.

Ideally what we need is a search engine that searches specific areas, such as blogs, forums, user lists, handbook, etc... But I'm not sure this is possible on this site.

Michèle (UK) GFA: Wheldon CAP 1st May 2006. Daily Doxy, Azi MWF, metro pulse.

You can narrow it down to blogs, forums etc by using the google site search ie

search term site:www.cpnhelp.org/blog  

or

search term site:www.cpnhelp.org/forum

or

search term site:www.cpnhelp.org/cpnbook

etc

CFS-2005 CPN 2500mg NAC daily

My wanting is around access is to sort out personal care options.  Yes I realize all to well what was lost with the last upgrade which is unfortunate.  I have found time intensive ways to follow individuals posts back in time in a hit or miss fashion but being so much weller now I cannot spend so much time computer scanning for pearls,  I now have more energy for Life and that is the wonderful thing.  Louise

  • CAP(TiniOnly): 06/07-02/09 for CFS
  • MethylationProtocolSupplements: Started08/08
  • Intermtnt CAP: 02/09-02/10
  • Full MethylProtocol & LDN 02/09
  • Off CAP: 02/10, cont LDN & MethlyProtocol support

Here's a link that sets up a google search of this site: http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Acpnhelp.org

After you click that, you'll find your screen showing a google search results page. Just go to the box at the top and add your terms to the contents. As cfs_info points out, you can also modify the setup to search specific parts of this site (Clever!)

How does that work for you?

 

RonOn CAP for CFS starting 01/06 (NE Ohio, USA)Began rifampin trial 1/14/09Currently: on intermittent

Thanks guys, I'll bookmark this for future ref.  I had lost my original bookmark in the upgrade...

Michèle (UK) GFA: Wheldon CAP 1st May 2006. Daily Doxy, Azi MWF, metro pulse.

Okay, made a page and linked it to a primary menu tab at the top. Any improvements or corrections let me know. Now you don't have to bookmark it!

Merry Xmas!