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Hi again, this is your resident community supporting staff member here to tell you about a feature which has been part of Mod DB for ages, but which is rarely used. Findmod. "What is this Findmod?" I hear you cry. Put simply, it's a fast way to search for a mod by name. To use it you

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Hi again, this is your resident community supporting staff member here to tell you about a feature which has been part of Mod DB for ages, but which is rarely used. Findmod.

"What is this Findmod?" I hear you cry. Put simply, it's a fast way to search for a mod by name. To use it you just point your browser at Moddb.com followed by the name of the mod you're looking for. The only thing to remember is that if the mod's name has a space, you must replace it with a + so for example "Sample Mod" becomes "Sample+Mod". If you do everything correctly then at the end of it you should be taken straight to the appropriate profile. Give it a go:

Moddb.com
Moddb.com
Moddb.com

I'll be writing up some more tips on how to make the most of Mod DB in the coming weeks, so watch out for those!

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rofl106
rofl106 - - 503 comments

yeah i used it to find all the source mods out

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Wraiyth
Wraiyth - - 483 comments

Didn't even know it existed, probably won't use it. I use the Google search on the left by habit.

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xEROhOUR
xEROhOUR - - 125 comments

First+Strike

;)

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leilei
leilei - - 5,721 comments

I've always used the findmod feature even today. even yesterday

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Mrksmt9
Mrksmt9 - - 888 comments

maybe the admin team can spend more time deleting dead mods than creating functions no body wants or needs :(

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jacksonj04 Author
jacksonj04 - - 631 comments

Hi ,

Several community polls have led us to implement our archiving policy for dead mods. After a period of inactivity, mods are automatically brought up for review by the staff. If they are still played, we re-auth them but if they are actually dead then they are archived, and don't show up anywhere on the site except for modWatch, and if you specify the mod by URL. For example,

is marked as archived by the system. You can get to it by URL, but if you search for it then you'll notice it's not in the list.

My next Admin's Desk post is planned to include some more details on how this works, and also what goes into our decisions to auth or ban mods.

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Karuto
Karuto - - 1,135 comments

Dood, I totally forgot about this, and it was introduced so long ago! :O

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scratch
scratch - - 138 comments

Can't you just convert spaces to +? ;)
Anyway, i guess most of the ppl here just bookmark some mods where updates are posted regularly. No need for this function, at least as long as you don't need to find something old. ;)

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methy
methy - - 1,221 comments

I find it's useful. I'd also forgotten about it. I only knew about it because of something Scotteh said once, but it is a damn fine feature.

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12un7
12un7 - - 11 comments

Well, shows how much we use it. But I bet we will be using alot more now it has been brought up.
Maybe an add of this to the bar across the top along with Games, Mods, Forum, etc?

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TKAzA
TKAzA - - 3,154 comments

omg it works
Moddb.com

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Mrksmt9
Mrksmt9 - - 888 comments

thank you for clearing this up.

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Crispy
Crispy - - 602 comments

I'm looking forward to the next tidbits of info, especially about authing/banning mods. I asked for to be looked into a while back and was wondering how it has escaped the banstick (I can still find it in my searches when it's clearly just a joke).

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