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The search feature can be used to search all areas of the community quickly based on keywords you enter.

Quick Search
You can start a quick search by typing your keywords into the quick-search bar at the top of any page and pressing the "Search" button.

Advanced Options
If instead of typing your keywords into the quick-search bar, you click the "Advanced" link next to it, you will see some advanced options for searching.

The first option, "Find words" is where you can enter the keywords to search for.

The next option, "Find author" can be used to only find content from a specific user. As you begin typing ausername, you should see a dropdown with username suggestions that you can select from.

The next option, "Find by date" allows you to restrict the results to content added between particular dates. To select your date, click the button - this will bring up a calendar. From here you can select any date and your option will be filled into the search form.

The next option, "Find in forum allows you to restrict your results to content within particular forums. You can select multiple options by holding the Ctrl key on your keyboard (or the cmd key if you use a Mac) and clicking on your options.

You can leave any of these options blank, however you must supply at least one search criteria when submitting the form. Once you have filled in the options that you require, press the Do Search button.

Inline Search
When you are viewing a particular topic, or a particular forum, you will notice that the search bar changes from "Search Forum" to "Search This Topic" - this allows you to easily and quickly search through the current topic, forum, or application, without getting search results for other areas of the forum.

Results
Once you have submitted your search, a tabbed page of results will appear - you can change the selected tab to choose which area of the community you wish to search. For example, results under the "Forums" tab will bring up any topics and posts that contain your search keywords, while the "Members" tab will bring up any member accounts that match your search criteria.

You can change the order of the results to sort by relevance or to sort by date using the options at the top of the results page.

The keywords that you searched for will be highlighted like this.

Once you have found the result you are looking for, you can click on it to bring up the page, or, if you are searching through the forums, you can click on the preview icon to preview the search results without having to leave the search page.


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SHINee741 : (24 April 2017 - 04:45 PM) hi hi
minxxi : (23 April 2017 - 11:12 PM) Are there still many active shawols here? :unsure:
Lasco92 : (17 April 2017 - 04:26 AM) When will the UK stop being neglected....T_T
Lasco92 : (17 April 2017 - 04:26 AM) Well they're doing well with their concerts this time round! Happy for all the Shawols around the globe who are getting the chance to see them!
Harmony : (15 April 2017 - 04:02 PM) I hope shinee has concerts everywhere so that tons of people who want to attend can go see them perform ^^
Harmony : (15 April 2017 - 03:57 PM) post-SHINee-concert exhaustion is the BEST kind of exhaustion
Lasco92 : (15 April 2017 - 06:02 AM) I wish i could experience post concert depression....
Lasco92 : (15 April 2017 - 06:02 AM) Thank you~ hehe
Harmony : (14 April 2017 - 07:39 AM) I didn't know post concert depression had a acronym hahahaha. I nearly read it as OCD at first
Harmony : (14 April 2017 - 07:39 AM) whoa congrats on your sixth year!
Lasco92 : (13 April 2017 - 09:54 AM) I hadn't logged into SFI in sooooo long, today i did and i see the message sent to me saying it's my 6th year as an SFI member!!! WOW!!!!!
xblackchristmas : (13 April 2017 - 12:52 AM) im still in PCD mode
xblackchristmas : (13 April 2017 - 12:51 AM) i totally didnt see! :( but i got there a little late
Harmony : (03 April 2017 - 09:18 PM) SFI had a little booth close to the entrance of the Dallas and LA concerts and I hope everyone who wanted to stopped by :D JoAnnwashere and I were at Dallas and JoAnn was also at LA along with Gia ^^
Harmony : (03 April 2017 - 09:16 PM) I hope anyone who attended the recent North American SHINee World V concerts had tons of fun ^_____^
Harmony : (03 April 2017 - 08:32 PM) omg guys I've been drowning in shinee feels all day every day for the past week
maYuumi : (02 April 2017 - 07:05 AM) ������
Harmony : (29 March 2017 - 09:42 PM) It's been a super nice return to the sbox \o/
Harmony : (29 March 2017 - 09:42 PM) byebye~
Harmony : (29 March 2017 - 09:41 PM) yeah I'm about to drop off too
replayedmelody : (29 March 2017 - 09:36 PM) we had hail last week, but this week it's nice spring weather~~
replayedmelody : (29 March 2017 - 09:36 PM) i think we should just sleep lol
debsayys : (29 March 2017 - 09:36 PM) we've been getting intermittent heavy rain here too
replayedmelody : (29 March 2017 - 09:36 PM) :(
Harmony : (29 March 2017 - 09:35 PM) It hailed a few days ago. it was my alarm clock lol
Harmony : (29 March 2017 - 09:35 PM) and I think it's storming? 
Harmony : (29 March 2017 - 09:35 PM) it;s super windy outside right now
Harmony : (29 March 2017 - 09:34 PM) /falls ded asleep/
replayedmelody : (29 March 2017 - 09:29 PM) idk, man
Harmony : (29 March 2017 - 09:28 PM) where is...where is dar
replayedmelody : (29 March 2017 - 09:25 PM) ohh found her profile. she's bold green like me ^_^
replayedmelody : (29 March 2017 - 09:24 PM) lmao hanah
Harmony : (29 March 2017 - 09:24 PM) for like the US I mean
replayedmelody : (29 March 2017 - 09:24 PM) yeah, but i don't think she has retired status
Harmony : (29 March 2017 - 09:23 PM) still paying into social security 
Harmony : (29 March 2017 - 09:23 PM) lolo it's like we're young and working still
Harmony : (29 March 2017 - 09:23 PM) OH so chutchut will have a boldgreen bud
debsayys : (29 March 2017 - 09:23 PM) wait dar retired right?
replayedmelody : (29 March 2017 - 09:22 PM) nice, debs!
debsayys : (29 March 2017 - 09:22 PM) and dar if you're here: MORNIIIIIING
replayedmelody : (29 March 2017 - 09:22 PM) i dont' see her in the list of yellow people
debsayys : (29 March 2017 - 09:22 PM) YASS im having pizza for lunch
Harmony : (29 March 2017 - 09:21 PM) oo I think she's yellow
Harmony : (29 March 2017 - 09:21 PM) cause then she can be caught up without reexplaining XD
Harmony : (29 March 2017 - 09:21 PM) oh no. I deleted it but I just tweeted it at her to see
replayedmelody : (29 March 2017 - 09:19 PM) i think she's digging through your tweets lol
replayedmelody : (29 March 2017 - 09:19 PM) or maybe purple
replayedmelody : (29 March 2017 - 09:19 PM) Dar is yellow...I think
Harmony : (29 March 2017 - 09:19 PM) what color is dar?
Harmony : (29 March 2017 - 09:18 PM) but but /waits for dar