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Hi, can someone explain how I search for a competition in GO please? Simple terms as I will get confuddled with techy speak.
Think it's about time the comping fairy remembered where I am! lol
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Others may have better suggestions, but MSE Search isn't very reliable.
What is it you want to search for? This can make a difference to the search specifics.
The best way to do a search specifically in GO is to start off in GO.
At the top of the page next to the list of page numbers (1234 etc up to 53,000 plus) there is a small magnifying glass, click on that and it brings up a Search box which will show the greyed wording "Search Game Over". Put what you want to search for in that box.
If you are searching for one word, just put that word into the box, If you are searching for more than one word, then enclose the words in quote marks. e.g. "more than one word" (without the quotes, search will return any results that contain any one or more of the words but using the quotes it only returns results containing all of the words.)
Click the Search button
In the page that comes up, at the top are all of the search terms used.
The first line will be the word(s) you entered
Scroll down to the Category line. This should be showing Game Over which is what you want.
Scroll down to the line that reads: Threads Replies Polls, these will all be selected so click on Replies and Polls to deselect them. (they will turn white) Then click Search at the right hand side.
Removing Replies and Polls from the search means that Search will only look at Thread Starter posts and will not include extra results for any reply posts.
Search results are now returned in Post Date order and it should not be necessary to do anything with the Date within and Of boxes.
If you are searching for a particular website, the best thing to put in you original search box is the site name as it appears in their URL's e.g for Judes ice cream put judes or for Sky Sports put skysports
Hope this is not too complicated and makes sense.