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Hi everyone,

Not a new user but I thought it is high time to educate myself on proper use of the BGG forums, specifically the search functionality.

I can't seem to find anything. For example lets say I want to see if Netrunner players consider Snare a powerful card or if a particular rules question I have about a Cosmic Encounter race has already been answered... Here is what I do:

1. I open the search form
2. I enter "Snare", "Mirror" or whatever
3. I set a forum filter and probably a search only in subjects to minimize the results
4. I am bombarded with thousand of results, most of them different postings in the same forum thread (the last active?)
5. I scroll 2-3 pages and then give up in frustration

Am I doing it wrong? It is probably something blatantly obvious, but I never had the same problem with other forums.

Help me, please.

Edit: Sorry if this has been answered before, but I can't find it... with the search functionality... due to reasons stated above.
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blizzardb wrote:
Edit: Sorry if this has been answered before, but I can't find it... with the search functionality... due to reasons stated above.

Dang. I suspect you robbed quite a few people of the fun of saying...well, you know.

I have the same challenge. I'll be interested in seeing the replies.
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Me personally? In the address bar of my browser I type: bgg netrunner snare

Google finds what I need pretty quick.
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falluper wrote:
Me personally? In the address bar of my browser I type: bgg netrunner snare

Google finds what I need pretty quick.


+1 thats what I do too go to google and type my rule question or something that I want to know and at the end I type bordgamegeek
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Bliciant wrote:
falluper wrote:
Me personally? In the address bar of my browser I type: bgg netrunner snare

Google finds what I need pretty quick.


+1 thats what I do too go to google and type my rule question or something that I want to know and at the end I type bordgamegeek

+1 again. It works flawlessly for me and will be my search of preference for the site unless something revolutionary happens in the eventual redesign.
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Got it - for most practical purposes search doesn't work, use google

Thanks everyone!
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blizzardb wrote:
Got it - for most practical purposes search doesn't work, use google

Yep. BGG does a lot of things well, but the forum search function isn't one of them.
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Another tip: Type "Snare -re" into the search bar to eliminate all of the replies to posts. You'll see (mostly) just the first post in a thread.
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