The Road to Reality

Searching the forum HINT
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Author:  ZZR Puig [ 06 Aug 2010, 01:24 ]
Post subject:  Searching the forum HINT

I guess many people should have encountered problems searching the forum for a solution to a particular exercise.

For example, if someone has searched for "exercise 06.04" or any other, the unfortunate answer must have been of the kind:

The following words in your search query were ignored because they are too common words: exercise 06 04.
You must specify at least one word to search for. Each word must consist of at least 3 characters and must not contain more than 14 characters excluding wildcards.

To solve this issue use this HINT:

Google the following instead:
"exercise 06.04" site:

I hope it helps to easily find what you are looking for.

P.S.: If a similar suggestion is not included somewhere else visible already, I suggest to include it in "A guide to the forum" to help newcomers.

Author:  robin [ 06 Aug 2010, 03:35 ]
Post subject:  Re: Searching the forum HINT

Even easier, just display posts in the solutions forums by subject.

The reason we have the naming convention "Exercise [xx.xx]" is so that this will display posts in order.

Author:  vasco [ 08 Aug 2010, 16:16 ]
Post subject:  Re: Searching the forum HINT

Another way is to click the starred post called "sorted solutions" near the top of the solutions section and follow the links to a site which I try to keep up to date on a regular basis and which divides the exercises up by chapter for easy reference.

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