More sections vs infinite threads

Discussion in ' Suggestions' started by Njlarry, Jun 21, 2021.

  1. Njlarry

    Njlarry Active Member

    May 9, 2021
    Chesapeake bay
    2000 400 DB
    Cat 3126
    The threads for some titles such as 400 db or cat 3116/3126 go on ane on and are hard to follow and even harder to search. Seperate sections and advance search by section would be wonderful!
  2. kvduff

    kvduff Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2011
    Long Island N.Y.
    1998 450 Sundancer
    Caterpillar 3126 -420hp
    Don’t ruin a good thing. Do some reading. It’s fundamental.
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  3. Shaps

    Shaps Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2019
    Long Island,NY
    2010 Sundancer 500
    2015 Brig Falcon 330T
    Twin Cummins QSC550 DTS w Zeus
    the built in search engine on the forum may be weak, but google is your friend.

    In the search window type: "search terms"
    Where "search terms" is what you're looking for

    example: generator n2k
  4. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    Don't forget the site command.

    Ie: {search terms}

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  5. copb8tx

    copb8tx Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 26, 2008
    Highland Village, TX/Port Richey, FL
    SOLD 2005 420 DA w/T-8.1S Horizons
    2018 Sea Hunt 255se w/Yamaha 300hp
    I think I can see the advantage of the OP's suggestion. It'd be nice to go into the 420/44 sub-forum and look through the titles to see if something is relevant to me or not.

    I often use the "Search for this" google command however how can I limit it to just the 420 thread or the 48 thread? As an example, if I put "420" or "420 Sundancer" or something similar in the search text it includes posts outside the thread where someone's signature includes "420", etc.
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  6. hughespat57

    hughespat57 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Sep 25, 2016
    Rock Hill, SC
    300 Sundancer 1994, trailered tri-axle LoadRite roller
    Mercruiser 5.7 260HP Alpha One Gen II, twin
    On Google "quotes" means must be included; add the title of the thread to search just that thread. "300 Sundancer Questions" "bilge blower" will not return if bilge blowerS so be careful using quotes "300 Sundancer Questions" bilge blower returns any with either bilge or blower

    but only in the specific thread

  7. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    2002 410DA
    Caterpillar 350HP 3126
    guilty - I ramble on and on and gum up the threads :)
  8. Carpediem44DB

    Carpediem44DB Well-Known Member

    Aug 18, 2015
    Sanfransico Bay area
    2000 Carver 506
    2006 44 DB Sedan Bridge
    Volvo TAMD 74 P
    Of course one can always do a quick search and when one finds Nada, Just post the question in mind and in my experience there will be five happy to help responses. I know some of the long time members get annoyed with seemingly juvenile questions, some of the newer members with knowledge will pipe in and give adequate guidance.
    I view the site several times a day and when I see a new post, I see the number of replies and unless I have specific experience that may be helpful I just move on to avoid stuffing the thread.
    Just my 2 cents
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  9. Njlarry

    Njlarry Active Member

    May 9, 2021
    Chesapeake bay
    2000 400 DB
    Cat 3126
    As Cop has pointed out there may posts on the 400 thread on different subjects itermixed among each other that are hard to follow as to who is replying to who and it lacks continuity so hard to follow. I am on numerous boating forums and I have never seen threads that have no end. Some posts on the 400 are about window leaks some are about swim platforms some are about performance etc. Makes it difficult to just read about and follow just one subject.
    Old posts could be archived. Sorry about my spell checker not working.
    Thank you all for your interest.

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