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Hello there,

You can use the search on the top right corner of the site.
There are 2 options, vB search, and Google Custom Search.

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How do you search in the forums?

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'Google custom search' box top right.

Please click 'User CP' on the top toolbar and complete your profile with car mod and at least a general location.
Daimler Benz made different versions/spec of same model cars for different parts of the world, so in order to get the correct advice on an international forum, location can be important.
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You can use the search on the top right corner of the site.
There are 2 options, vB search, and Google Custom Search.

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The forum archive contains a wealth of information. Newbies may join the forum for a sense of community, but most do do for help with issues and possible DIY fixes imo. If newbies can't find what they are looking for, they go somewhere else.
I forgot who said; "There are no second chances in making a good first impression?"
To me, the forum archive represents a good part of the sites value, and ease of access should have been a priority.
The Vb search is really quite bad. It used to accept two words or at least 3 alphanumeric characters, was headache inducing, and has caused people to just leave.
I have tried to push for improvements long before the 'google' search box, a good improvement which besides benzworld threads also pulls in results from competing sites like 'Pelikan Parts' and others.
We got a facelift instead, and the passwort debacle later.

Btw, When I use the Vb search say in OT with a keyword like 'Venezuela,' I sometimes have to go through several pages of results to find one thread with that word in the header.

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Hi there,

We're currently looking into new software to rectify these issues. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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We're currently looking into new software to rectify these issues. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Hi Niall,
Before I am tempted to start a new OT thread, I search with a key word, which on Vb can be cumbersome (the most polite way to put it),
A few days ago, I merged the 5 Venezuela threads I could find.
As far as the archive goes we had/have some amazing people contribute. Juan Manuel Fangio's sidekick/personal mechaniche, who accompanied Fangio from his Argentinian hometown to Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo and Mercedes worked on the team for the first ever Mercedes fuel injection system. Presently, a fellow German member from Aachen was a Mercedes engineer and part of the team which developed the CIS-E fuel injection system. There are / were a bunch of high calibre contributors.
Anyhow, thanks for the heads up re new search software.
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