In our introduction to Ubuntu Linux, this forum was helpful. The “Asking For Help” thread by ugm6hr was especially useful, especially the posts “How to ask the question to get the right answer” and “ZabiGG’s How-to search or ask for help.”
Second, somewhere in the forums I found a suggestion to use, not only the search box provided on the site (upper right hand corner of the screen), but also Google to search the site, using the terms followed by the search terms, e.g. site:ubuntuforums.org “How to Ask for Help”
A comparison of the two ways to search:
- The Google search returned hits from several different threads, these are the top two:
2 posts – 2 authors – Last post: 20 Jul 2006
- The search “How to Ask for Help” in the searchbox on the ubuntoforums.org site failed to return any results, whether the search string was placed in quotes or not. It seems the search box on the forums site is probably expecting keywords, even though ZabiGG suggested using strings in quotes in the searchbox.
Posts in the forum also suggested two search engines that search ubuntu sites that may prove useful: