Forums is here - Tesla Motors forum searching! is here - Tesla Motors forum searching!

Thanks to the suggestion of Tharasix, and with the utmost respect to the most honorable @Volker.Berlin I give you

Not too pretty, but it works.

I can tweak it to add subforum searches as well if you want.

Enjoy! | March 23, 2013

bump (for those new to the forum)

DouglasR | March 23, 2013

By the way, has anyone seen nickjhowe?

Pbfoot | March 23, 2013


Captain_Zap | March 27, 2013


nickjhowe | March 29, 2013

@DouglasR - I was on vacation in Morocco for 10 days. Made it back safely. Thanks for noticing I was gone. | March 30, 2013


Brian H | March 30, 2013

Try a search for "bump". ;)

swhardy | April 3, 2013

bump...lots of duplicate posts lately...

Captain_Zap | April 4, 2013

Yep! | April 6, 2013


Captain_Zap | April 7, 2013


Captain_Zap | April 10, 2013


Captain_Zap | April 29, 2013


Captain_Zap | May 6, 2013


kilimats | May 7, 2013

lol, not sure why OP wasted time registering a domain and creating a site for that, all you gotta do is explain everyone how to use google to search inside this forums by using the command below...but kudos for helping the noobs though ;) enter-search-here

nickjhowe | May 7, 2013

@kikimats - actually it helps if you use rather than just /forum. If you use your URL you get all the duplicate postings from the other language versions of the site, whereas /forum/forums only searches the main site.

Volkerize was my small tribute to, as well as being a benefit to noobs. I tend to use it a lot - much quicker than tying site:.....

Captain_Zap | May 7, 2013

+1 nickjhowe

Brian H | May 8, 2013

Is it just me, or Wordpress, or does it just search one term at a time?

nickjhowe | May 8, 2013

@Brian - it is using Google search, and performs as one would expect in my experience - searches for all terms, matches where it can, etc. You can use the normal + and - modifiers to force it to include/exclude if you want.

Ohms.Law | May 8, 2013

Who is he calling a noob?

Ohms.Law | May 8, 2013

Not me!!

nickjhowe | May 10, 2013


Captain_Zap | May 18, 2013


shaneosullivan1 | May 21, 2013

Also see , I
ve written a custom search tool for the Model S forum that should be good enough until Tesla adds proper support for search to the forums

Captain_Zap | May 25, 2013


jonesxander | May 25, 2013 seems to be down? I can't get it.

Now I have to try one of these competing Tesla Forum search engines.

Oh Yahoo....where did you go?!?! Those were simpler times.

Brian H | May 25, 2013 is up, and works fine. 8:35 p.m. EST, 5:35 PST. May 25.

jchangyy | May 25, 2013

PST 11:45PM. not working.

Brian H | May 26, 2013

PST 4:25 5/26 Volkerize up and working fine.

Brian H | May 26, 2013


nickjhowe | May 26, 2013

Apologies if anyone is having problems. Can only think it is my web hosting co.

Brian H | May 26, 2013

typo? copy-paste .

cgiGuy | May 27, 2013

Can't quite figure out why, but multiple word searches in aren't working. If I put a space after "site:" (which I know you shouldn't have to do) it then seems to work. Or if you remove the "/forum/forum" it also works, but with the redundant posts mentioned above. Single word search works fine...

nickjhowe | May 27, 2013

@cgiGuy - can you give an example? I just tried searching with Pano then with Pano Squeak and got different results. Seems to be working fine.

Vawlkus | May 29, 2013

I was using it fine last night. Single and multiple word searches all worked fine (I was finding pic syntax to post my pictures from Florida).

cgiGuy | May 29, 2013

I'll try again when I get home.. can't access the site from work.

Captain_Zap | June 29, 2013


wcalvin | June 29, 2013

I got lots of Google hits today that came from discussion threads. New era?

Epley | July 1, 2013

It's gooooone! What happened to

BTW--saw a Volker post on TMC today. A new one.

shaneosullivan1 | July 1, 2013

Note that there is another search option available, the tool I built and wrote about at , in case you're having trouble. It also searches private (owner-only) posts.

Brian H | July 1, 2013

Still there. No change.

Captain_Zap | July 23, 2013


Spirous | July 23, 2013

On Google you can also do like this:


nickjhowe | September 2, 2013

Very, very long time since I bumped this. So for the benefits of the recent joiners to this forum...

Since there is no search on this forum I created back in Oct 2012 to simplify the use of google search. Not too pretty, but it works - but only for public threads; it won't search private threads.

It uses Google Search with the "" parameter.

For public and private threads you can use the Chrome Extension that Shane O'Sullivan wrote:

nickjhowe | October 12, 2013

So - we are nearly at the 1st anniversary of and Volker finally got his Model S.. Yay!

J.T. | October 14, 2013

@nick +1

Captain_Zap | December 27, 2013


Brian H | December 28, 2013


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chrisdl | December 28, 2013

To the top! Is there anyone who doesn't know Volkerize?