Google Search used to have an option that allowed you to restrict results to forum pages. You'll often find helpful discussions and it's nice to be able to exclude blogs, news sites, videos, shopping sites when searching for a software bug or other tech-related issues.
Fortunately, you can still restrict results to discussions: just add &tbm=dsc to a Google Search URL.
This also works for:
- recipe search: add &tbm=rcp
- local search: add &tbm=plcs
- blog search: add &tbm=blg
- patent search: add &tbm=pts
Read the full post @ GoogleSystem.blogspot.com.