The search function on this forum is probably the most useless one I've ever come across. "Oil" for example would apparently cause the hamster wheels in the 486 PC running this site to lock up solid from the strain so you can't search for three letter words. This makes finding anything about oil, LED, or HID headlights surprisingly difficult to find.
I even tried searching for the subject of OP's other thread "which oil should I use" and got this super helpful result:
The two google search bars on the right side dump results from the entire site so your results will be co-mingled with 1st gen info which will be mostly useless when it comes to 2nd gen trucks. The results are also jammed with duplicates because it'll return both a thread page view, individual post views from those threads and even the page from a user's profile where their post is mentioned.
Lifting some of the ridiculous site search limitations would be an excellent first step toward reducing duplicate posts. I can search for "v8 oil" over on the Camaro5 forums, limit it to the Engine/Drivetrain section of the forum, and find exactly what I'm looking for. Do the same over here and you're greeted with:
The following words are either very common, too long, or too short and were not included in your search : v6, oil
Sorry for the rant but every time someone tells a new user to use the search I have to wonder if they've ever successfully used the search themselves.
Someone should probably start a thread in another appropriate forum about the SEARCH feature.
I have a semi-photographic memory, so I can often remember topics that have been discussed and can narrow down the search criteria pretty well. Using quotations around phrases, some odd word in a topic, even one of the posters (usually myself) can help narrow the search.
A new member stumbling into our world could have a lot of trouble trying to find a topic. Doesn't mean they shouldn't try search first, but in the end, they may have to rely on an old member to point them in the right direction.
We have had a lot of threads about the hitch/receiver/tow package. I am a bit anal, the clinical term is OCD, but I would probably read almost any of them that had a title that caught my eye. In htat regard, people who start a thread should make the title the most important thing they type.
Note: You can also require a search term to be limited to title only, as opposed to anywhere in the thread. That is helpful at times in searching.
I prefer individual threads with, as I just stated, descriptive titles. If you bury your questions in a new member introduction with a tile like "Hi, I am a new member for Tupelo, Mississippi, the only reason I might consider reading your thread is to see if you ever met Elvis. (Okay, not really that big an Elvis fan, but making a point. For that matter, we all remember where we were when Kennedy was shot, when the Challenger exploded, when the Towers fell. How many of you could tell us where you were when Elvis died? ---- I was driving from Panama City Beach to Louisiana after a much needed vacation where I had seen, of all things, an Elvis impersonator. Remember, I have a pretty weird memory bank.)