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Tip: Searching Forums

Sometimes we see folks asking questions on the forums that have already been answered. This is a shame, because you end up waiting for an answer, but one might already be there! There’s got to be a better way.

And there is! Hidden on the main forums page are a few handy tools. One is the View recent posts link, which shows you every single forum post on gone raw, from newest to oldest. Very handy if you just want to get up to speed quickly.

But by far the most helpful thing on that page is the Search form. It’s small, and easy to miss, but super-useful. Type in dehydrator, for instance, and you’ll see every post that mentions the word – 52 posts, at the moment! And each one starts with a link to the forum section and topic in which that discussion took place.

I hope this tip is helpful to some of you. Have a lovely day!


  • joescjoesc Raw Master

    Thanks, I wanted to know where is that search button because the one I see if I type in a certain word, only recipes come up.

  • joescjoesc Raw Master

    I found it.

  • HJHJ

    I am just beginning to eat raw and am having to replace a lot of the things in my kitchen with new ingredients for this change in lifestyle. It would be really handy if there was a way to connect recipes by ingredients. For example, if a recipe asks for two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (which is only sold in pretty large quantities) then it would be helpful to click “apple cider vinegar” (or type it in a search engine) and find other recipes that call for that ingredient. This would also be helpful for those of us who really like pine nuts but are a little lost on what to do with them. : )

    Just a suggestion.


  • Great, thanks, Ray; I couldn’t find this before.

  • BluedolfinBluedolfin Raw Newbie

    Workaround for viewing multiple listings has some additional tricks when searching the website.

  • I am so frustrated. The only search feature I find is the one Joesc mentions that only brings up recipes. argh!! I can’t find the forum searcher.

    I guess raw is not improving my eyesight.

  • Pandorra, right now that is how the forums work when you are using Internet Explorer. I downloaded Firefox & that allowed me to search the forums. I know they are working on getting Gone Raw up to speed with IE. So no, it’s not your eyesight! I have dial up & it took an hour to download, so I now have both on my computer.

  • AAhh! Thank you! Yea, I just have IE. I was going crazy searching for that search button!! Thank you for the heads up..

  • Having two separate searches is a bit kludgy – we’re working on this as part of our update coming in the next bit!

  • yay! thank you!

  • I have known about it myself, but the way it functions is frustrating. Rather than bringing up a list of the topics started it is bringing up all the responses. I think a better format (and the way all other forums are I have been to) would be to list the topics started, that way it’s easier to find a relevant post.

    Also, is it ONLY bringing up recent posts? How far back does it go?

  • Ray and Kandace, I hate to point this out, but you are both listed in this thread as administrators, but it is misspelled. It says administator. I’m an editor by profession, so I notice misspellings, typos and grammatical blunders. I reread my posts and often edit them for my own errors. LOL! Don’t think me petty or nitpicky. I just thought you would want to know, so you can change it.

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