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vac_mo #1 Posted 12 April 2013 - 01:09 PM

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ok bear with me on this...

joysticksettings,  howdoyoudropbombs,getgold..

usinggold,

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edit>>> Just so everyone dosent think I just went nuts. The above was a test run.


reason I did it was to find an easier way for new players to find info in forums.

the search function does not always lead to the information easily.

so with the help of those who have posted info about stuff in here we can make a list of subjects that are asked about on a regular basis.And make an easy way to find it.

All you need to do is tag your post with a one word sentence  like joysticksettings or the above examples,

This way you just tell the new tester search that word/sentence..

could also make an index here or another place..

Its an idea and will need some refining.

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edit #2.

just did a test.. typing "joystick settings" in search and it found the new "joysticksetting" in here


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stealth250 #2 Posted 12 April 2013 - 01:11 PM

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View Postvac_mo, on 12 April 2013 - 01:09 PM, said:

ok bear with me on this...

joysticksettings,  howdoyoudropbombs,getgold..

usinggold,

vac_mo
what do you mean???

ps: doesn't your space button work also?


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vac_mo #3 Posted 12 April 2013 - 01:14 PM

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ok I hooked you.

try looking up in forum using gold.

then try usinggold,

see results

ill wait for reply

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stealth250 #4 Posted 12 April 2013 - 01:22 PM

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only this thread for usinggold


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Madness101 #5 Posted 12 April 2013 - 01:32 PM

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View Postvac_mo, on 12 April 2013 - 01:14 PM, said:

ok I hooked you.

try looking up in forum using gold.

then try usinggold,

see results

ill wait for reply

vac_mo

Hooking stealth doesn't really count.  He is ALWAYS posting in new topics.


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stealth250 #6 Posted 12 April 2013 - 01:36 PM

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View PostMadness101, on 12 April 2013 - 01:32 PM, said:

Hooking stealth doesn't really count.  He is ALWAYS posting in new topics.
lol. just trolling like usual


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vac_mo #7 Posted 12 April 2013 - 01:38 PM

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ok it works.

Problem we have is a lot of new  players ask same questions..

and we tell them to use the search option.

so they type in how do i get gold or how do i do this or that.

they look up "how do i get gold" and get every post with how and gold in it after telling them you cant use words less than 3 letters.

and then it doesent use the remaining words together.

like" get gold"

So the solution is this..

tell them to search for "getgold" " adjustjoystick" etc..


what we have to do is now go back to our posts on how to do this and edit in a key phrase like "getgold" "buypremium" etc.

this way they will be able to find the info because telling them to use the search feature just frustrates them.

if you dont belive me just try it  and see how long it takes to get the info you would need.


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stealth250 #8 Posted 12 April 2013 - 01:41 PM

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now it makes sense.

if you want to hook me it needs to meet one of two categories
1. makes sense and i can reply. (mostly to say "please use the search function"
2. just makes no sense so i post to add to my post count

yours fit 2 so i posted in it


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Madness101 #9 Posted 12 April 2013 - 03:08 PM

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thehumanbrainisamazing.


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spencer1365 #10 Posted 12 April 2013 - 03:30 PM

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Yes, yes it is.

hobokill12 #11 Posted 12 April 2013 - 06:29 PM

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View Postvac_mo, on 12 April 2013 - 01:09 PM, said:


joystick settings

what is the model of your joystick?

Hammrdookie #12 Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:12 PM

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I have tried to use the search like many people in chat rage at you to do when you have a question and more often than not I get a post that has absolutely nothing to do with what I'm trying to find out. So yes it is very frustrating to new or returning players. Thank you for figuring out a better way to get people in the right direction Vac_mo.

vac_mo #13 Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:37 PM

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View Posthobokill12, on 12 April 2013 - 06:29 PM, said:

what is the model of your joystick?
logitech extreme 3d pro

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hathore #14 Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:03 PM

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Wow very interesting!
I am going to sticky this/ rename it a bit :)

vac_mo #15 Posted 13 April 2013 - 12:24 AM

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great

thanks

im sure it will be a help.

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IblowuUP2 #16 Posted 14 April 2013 - 03:26 AM

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I too have experienced this problem, so very good point Vac_mo.

If new players are going to be told to search forums for answers, then the best way to search it should also be explained.
As a writer of industry specific accreditation programs, I see that the biggest mistake instructors make is assuming pupils already know a certain amount.
Establish how much they know and make sure the basics are covered so that the initial immersion is not confusing.

hobokill12 #17 Posted 15 April 2013 - 06:28 PM

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View Postvac_mo, on 12 April 2013 - 09:37 PM, said:

logitech extreme 3d pro

vac_mo
the same joystick that i use so i know your problem

raneman_ #18 Posted 11 December 2013 - 06:36 PM

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I use google for searching this and the Wot forums. It works on 2 and 3 letter search terms. In the Google search type: site:http://forum.worldofwarplanes.com and then your search query.

 

So, if you want to search for 224 codes, you would type this into Google: site:http://forum.worldofwarplanes.com 224 codes

I usually search both NA and EU forums because you get even more chances for results if the question isn't server-specific

If you want to search all servers, use a wildcard for the TLD site:http://forum.worldofwarplanes.* 224 codes

 

 



Gilber27 #19 Posted 25 March 2014 - 02:05 AM

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Why arent any help topics pinned on any section of this forum? The tutorial doesn't explain anything! And people tell me to use the search??

 

Cant the admins produce a topic like Q&A?Im losing interest in this game because the lack of information! And we i try to test something all i got is a plane raming my plane.



warhorse49 #20 Posted 10 April 2014 - 07:12 PM

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Hi there I would like to try a joystick, nothing wrong with the mouse, I just would like to try it. What kind and where to go get it. Thanks Warhorse




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