As a newbie, I try to search for existing information before asking a question that may have already been answered. However, I sometimes have trouble finding what I'm looking for using the site's search feature.
I am not trying to sound critical - the search will find terms I'm looking for. But I usually get so many results, that it takes awhile to look thru all of the search results!
Is it possible to post a search tutorial or sticky on how to best perform a search? Maybe there is a more effective way to do a search that I'm not aware of. I've tried using some standard search tweaks, such as putting phrases in quotes, or using Boolean symbols (+, -,etc.) to fine tune my search with mixed results.
Another suggestion, although this may be built in to the phpbb structure and therefore not changeable, is to add an "advanced" search option, or maybe be able to do a 2nd tier search, based on initial search results?
I think as the forum becomes more and more popular, and the number of posts continues to rise, just browsing through them in a search for specific info may become more difficult.