What's that thing down there?
(13) Save Search Preferences: Clicking this will save the search settings (not the search terms you typed in) that you chose beforehand. This is handy if you have a setting that you most frequently use when doing advanced searches. If you no longer want to use those settings every time you do an advanced search, simply choose Clear Search Preferences and hit Go.
What about this one:
Search Tag Cloud: As its title says, this is a collection of tags that forum users most frequently look for. You can see these tags at the bottom of each thread (assuming the OP included them while creating his thread) right below the Bookmarks bar. Results are often arranged by relevancy and time.
If all else fails ...
There's always Google.
Use a site-specific search operator (site:bbs.evony.com) before or after your search terms, like so:
This will only look through the public pages of bbs.evony.com and not in other websites.
EPIC TIP: Click the Google link above so you won't have to type out the search operator. You can bookmark that or copy it and create a shortcut on your computer for fast access.
Note: While Google is fast and good at what it does, it will not be able to search through forums that are not available to unregistered guests. It also won't be able to restrict your search in only one subforum and it is limited in its sorting and filtering features, so you'd still have to use the Advanced Search feature if you want a deeper/finer search.
See? It's not rocket science!
I hope you picked up a thing or two from this and hopefully it helps you next time you need to go into advanced mode.
Now you'll never be accused of "not knowing how to use the search button"!
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