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    I never understood the guys who barked the “look it up” mantra.

    If you don’t want to answer the guys question, let someone else do it. Yes, there is tons of information buried in the forum, but knowing where to start digging, can be a problem. It is a Public Place, engage or not.

    Fortunately, most of those guys are gone now, rarely is there a post or question that goes unanswered, and even responses to pedestrian questions are filled with good information.

    I try to think of the hundreds of other guys who will read a post, wanting the same information and never asking.

    Yes, the search is somewhat lacking, but Google will often find the answer and link it right back to the forum. Why is that?

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    That shows some of the trickiness of the search function. I just typed in
    'second try honing' and got this: https://sharprazorpalace.com/honing/...ggestions.html
    Quote Originally Posted by Euclid440 View Post
    Yea, searching can be difficult and frustrating at times on this site. I don’t know how the search criteria is set up, but I suspect that much of the problem is that information is buried in a totally unrelated titled thread.

    And even when you know the title of a thread, the advanced search will not find it. For example, I often refer folks to a thread, “Second Try at Honing-Seeking Opinions” if you search those words the advanced search will not retrieve it.

    1. This is the response I get. “The following words are either very common, too long, or too short and were not included in your search:
    "second-try-honing-seeking-opinions"

    Yet, searching those same words on Google, the thread pops up, first hit.
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    See, it's those black helicopters trying to block my signal…

    I knew I should not have voted absentee.
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    So the trick is to Google search. Now if i can only remember that.

    You too Marty? I voted "other"and i got those helicopters following me also. But they get tired after all the miles i do and leave me alone after awhile.
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    They can’t follow you if you wrap your head in foil, but it has to be the heavy duty bbq kind, not the cheap ass bargain stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markbignosekelly View Post
    Pretty much everything you need to know is here: https://shavelibrary.com/w/Shave_Library

    The way I see it is, questions, even repeated questions are good as it keeps the Palace alive. If everyone only used the search button it would be a very boring forum indeed.
    the only problem is space required to repeatedly answer with same response to different new members
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    A real benefit of SRP lies in the connections to be made among members.

    The connections often start with a question or a request for and offering of advice. Rhere is great value in that aspect of the forum.

    There is a significant collective memory here that gets preserved in the archived threads and posts. I don’t think making it easier to access that incredible database of information and experience will reduce the other relationship building that occurs among the members. It might even reduce the frustration some senior members feel when confronted with the same questions they’ve answered many times before.
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