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Please search the forum before you post

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:29 am

There are hundreds and hundreds of threads on the Dorico forum now, and somebody from the Dorico team has replied to most of them, so there's a reasonable chance that your question has already been asked and answered already. To save everybody some time, please use the search feature on the forum to see if your question has already been answered.

When you are logged in to your forum account, the search box is at the top right-hand corner of the page, in the header, and it looks like this:
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By way of example, if you want to find an answer to a question about choosing the right octave in note input, think of the keywords in your query, in this case "octave" and "input", and type them into the search box. To narrow your results, add + before each term, which means that the result must include that term: if you type octave input then the results will contain either of those terms, whereas if you type +octave +input then the search results will contain both terms.

You can also click the Advanced Search link if you want to, for example, look for replies from me specifically that use particular keywords. phpBB's search features are documented here.

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Post by Jode » Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:58 am

Please, really, be so VERY kind and always first search before you post. It is sad to read again and again questions about SAME things that have already been discussed many times. Sad, because, while it is already irritating for us users, I cannot even imagine how stressful it must be for extremely busy Daniel and the extremely busy team who should be given time and peace to their great work.
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Post by ChrisC » Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:36 am

It should be made clear that you must LOG IN FIRST - otherwise you don't get the search box.
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Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:43 am

You of course must also be logged in to post, so hopefully people will cross that hurdle successfully anyway.

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Post by ChrisC » Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:07 pm

I'm just thinking, Daniel, that people might arrive at the forum, not log in, look around briefly, fail to see anything relevant and then think, "I'm gonna start a new thread. What do I do? Oh yeah - s'pose I'd better log in now."
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Post by Aaron-H » Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:43 pm

Also worth mentioning that using the search box will give you results for ALL forums (e.g., Cubase, Nuendo). Using the Advanced search option will allow you to limit your searches to the Dorico forum.

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Post by k_b » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:53 am

ChrisC wrote:I'm just thinking, Daniel, that people might arrive at the forum, not log in, look around briefly, fail to see anything relevant and then think, "I'm gonna start a new thread. What do I do? Oh yeah - s'pose I'd better log in now."
Yes, this is what I tried first, searched for the search field ;-)
Why not make it visible for - non logged in - visitors?

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Post by Alberto Maria » Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:51 pm

I cannot avoid to underline the immense effort Daniel and his team are doing :!:

Thank you so much :)

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Post by RegInWA » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:25 pm

I understand that searching the forum before asking a question is important.

What makes it difficult for me, though, is that people ask their questions in a variety of ways, using different words and terms than I might, so questions may have been asked and answered but not in a way that shows up when I search. Also, sometimes people ask multiple questions in a single message, and the answers get buried.

I have also always searched the Dorico Help page, but have so far not been able to answer a single question, even the most basic ones, from there.

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Post by Alberto Maria » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:44 pm

This has been quite useful for me: viewtopic.php?f=246&t=104450

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Post by randywombat » Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:55 pm

RegInWA wrote:What makes it difficult for me, though, is that people ask their questions in a variety of ways, using different words and terms than I might, so questions may have been asked and answered but not in a way that shows up when I search. Also, sometimes people ask multiple questions in a single message, and the answers get buried.

I have also always searched the Dorico Help page, but have so far not been able to answer a single question, even the most basic ones, from there.
I've also had both these problems. I often can't find any reference to my questions by searching the documentation and the forum, but more than once I've posted a question here and then found a day or two later that it's already been answered elsewhere. I wish I had time to read through all the new posts every day, but sadly...

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Post by Alberto Maria » Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:03 pm

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Post by HenrySpock » Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:54 pm

Perhaps a suggestion by the "search the forum first" request that people be as specific as possible in the topic headings, and even in their response posts use a relevant statement about what the post addresses, so that it might come up in search?

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Re: Please search the forum before you post

Post by Alberto Maria » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:59 am

I'm sure the questions will be more and more specific & precise as the documentation will grow up in the future. The effort of the team is huge in these months (and years!) ;)

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