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Old 10-10-2005, 01:57 PM   #1 (Print)
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Search by User Name vs. Find posts by this user

Let's say I find to find all the posts by a particular user.

a) If I go to search and type in "Turtleboy" in the Search by User name Box, I get a list of all the threads that Turtleboy has posted in, some of which (e.g. What are you Thinking) are exteremly lenghty.

This is a poor way to search for a particular person's posts.

However, there is an easy way to do it.

b) If you look up a member's profile, (either in a thread or in the member section), and click on "Find all the posts of this user" it will give you a post by post result, which is exteremly useful.

How come a) does not work like b)?
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Old 10-10-2005, 02:04 PM   #2 (Print)
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The default in a) is threads. Just change it to posts.

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Old 10-11-2005, 07:52 AM   #3 (Print)
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Option at the bottom left of the Advanced search screen.

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Old 10-11-2005, 12:54 PM   #4 (Print)
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Option at the bottom left of the Advanced search screen.


Thanks for the tip, David!
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Old 10-11-2005, 05:39 PM   #5 (Print)
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Searching for "turtleboy" with advanced search will give you all posts that someone has quoted you, not that you posted (unless you mentioned your name in your post). The only way to find all your posts is to do it in your profile, like you mentioned.

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Old 10-11-2005, 09:30 PM   #6 (Print)
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Searching for "turtleboy" with advanced search will give you all posts that someone has quoted you, not that you posted (unless you mentioned your name in your post). The only way to find all your posts is to do it in your profile, like you mentioned.


But if I search for posts by username Turtleboy (in advanced search), and change the preference like David Bott suggested, it works just like it should.
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Old 10-12-2005, 01:39 PM   #7 (Print)
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But if I search for posts by username Turtleboy (in advanced search), and change the preference like David Bott suggested, it works just like it should.



You're right, I didn't realize you were trying to search for a specific phrase or keyword by the member. In that case, it does work.

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