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THIS IS THE SEARCH PAGE!
Section 1:  Searching Snowbum website.
Section 2:  Searching Archives of BMW Airheads Motorcycle LIST and general Internet searching.

http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/search.htm


Copyright, 2015, R. Fleischer


Section 1:  This section contains a search box for ONLY Snowbum's website. YOU MUST be connected to the Internet & viewing THIS search page, for Search to function.

Use this Search Engine when you can not find the item you are looking for by your own searching through my Technical Articles Index Page (or the HomePage which has MANY things, especially near the bottom area, NOT available via the Technical Articles Index Page).

Boolean operators will not necessarily work with this search engine.  Boolean's can sometimes confuse this search engine.  Try searching without using them, if you get strange results.

Directions:  
Put a word or two or even three; generally not more than three; for what you are searching for, into the long rectangular box, just below, in a whitish area; which at the left side has text saying Google Custom Search.   NEXT, click in the small gray box at the right end of that box area. Look for results that VERY quickly appears! 
Be sure to scan all the way down, as you must look BELOW the Google-sponsored advertising which displays first! 
You may get several pages of items; you may have to click on page 1, 2, 3, etc. to review them all.   You will get a listing of all the pages in my website that your Search finds pertinent.   I could eliminate the Google advertising portion of the Search results ...but that costs $.  In some instances, you may NOT get any Google advertising ....but, any that does show is always at the top area of the search results.


Section 2:  How to use the search function for the Airheads List archives, run by Micapeak.com:

There are several ways to get to the Micapeak.com Airheads archives to search for a subject, who posted, dates, whatever.  The URL's for these are:
www.micapeak.com/archives/airheads/login.php     
This always requires a log-in.

www.micapeak.com/arcfind/airheads  This is a DIRECT link to micapeak's search page for Airheads, but COULD require a log-in.

For a log-in, you need to sign in with your ID and password.

You can NOT depend on searching by DATE; nor can you depend on the Archives listing of some particular date for a message to be accurate.  It was a problem before Micapeak.com had the LIST, & additional problems from changing from UNIX & updating the Micapeak programs ...ETC.    You can certainly try to search for an article ...perhaps as far back as a number of years.  Do NOT trust dates before the mid-nineties, inside the messages, nor trust in the date of the archive!   Archives search may return multiple answers that you might not get from 'asking' on LIST today.   Try to keep your search terms and method rather simple.


For searching the archives:
Reverse Sort will bring a lot of messages, in dated order if you use a message date search function. If you use multiple words in the search box, you will get messages that have these words, & not likely words that have just one or one-of-the-other words. If you use quote marks around the search word or words, you get exactly that word or words.  You can use the operators OR and NOT.  You can use the + operator.  Play around a bit searching the archives ....it will be time well-spent!

General searching for the Internet/Web, etc:
    AND is the same as  &  and  +-
    OR is the same as a vertical pipe line   |
    NOT is the same as ! or a hyphen, -
    NEAR is the same as ~
    ( ) is the same as "


rev:
major revision, March, 2011, clean up page, incorporate archives information in detail, clarify.
06/25/2011:  Code improvements. 
09/25/2011:  Final code improvements.  Search engine now fully optimized.
10/14/2012:  Add QR code, add language button, update Google Ad-Sense code; add more information on searching methods.
09/09/2013:  Minor cleanup for clarity. NOTHING substantial changed.
10/06/2013:  Add notes re: link finding with the search engine.  Sometime in 2013, removed language button, as the code was causing major problems.
01/06/2014:  Updated search engine javascript code, as the old code stopped working correctly.  I.E. is still iffy.
05/14/2014:  Simplify, somewhat.  In October, clean up some. I.E. working fine now.
03/06/2015:  Noticed that the search code no longer worked; made updated script. Checked functions.
12/29/2015:  Updated meta code; layout improved; narrowing, cleanup
03/23/2016:  Updated meta code; layout again improved.  Fonts, colors.  Reverse position of section 1 and 2.
10/24/2016:  Updated metas, scripts, fixed miscl. minor HTML problems or excesses; improved clarity of explanations.

Copyright, 2015, R. Fleischer

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