Originally Posted by mandolindave
I find that the forums are divided into focused catagories. I usually find
the thread I need by just using the forums. It just seems to take awhile to read the threads because eveyone is posting that you should use the search function. ( kidding )
Have you searched "using the search function"?
If you search the searches other searchers are searching, you can search more searches than by searching non-searchers' searches.
Now that I've given you a headache, many folks have found they get more effective searches going outside the forums, and using google to search the forums from outside.