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Tech:How do I find an older thread

Splott Man 12 Dec 08 - 07:00 AM
Bernard 12 Dec 08 - 07:06 AM
GUEST,Ed 12 Dec 08 - 07:07 AM
Leadfingers 12 Dec 08 - 07:39 AM
Nigel Parsons 12 Dec 08 - 08:38 AM
Acme 12 Dec 08 - 08:41 AM
JohnInKansas 12 Dec 08 - 09:38 AM
JohnInKansas 12 Dec 08 - 09:40 AM
Splott Man 15 Dec 08 - 04:32 AM
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Subject: Tech:How do I find an older thread
From: Splott Man
Date: 12 Dec 08 - 07:00 AM

Hello you good people.

I want to add to an old thread that I didn't put a trace on.

How do I find it without a long trawl through the list?

Splott Man


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Subject: RE: Tech:How do I find an older thread
From: Bernard
Date: 12 Dec 08 - 07:06 AM

If you can remember a phrase that's in the thread (and likely to be particular to that thread), use the 'Lyrics and Knowledge Search' at the top left of the forum main page, and tick only the 'Forum' box.

It may take a couple or so goes to narrow it down, though!


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Subject: RE: Tech:How do I find an older thread
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 12 Dec 08 - 07:07 AM

If you know a word from the title of the thread, enter in the filter box and adjust the age appropriately.


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Subject: RE: Tech:How do I find an older thread
From: Leadfingers
Date: 12 Dec 08 - 07:39 AM

And if you posted to the thread , click on your name in ANY Thread and you will get a list of ALL the posts you have made !!


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Subject: RE: Tech:How do I find an older thread
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 12 Dec 08 - 08:38 AM

Or give a little more info, one of us may have 'traced' it, or know something that will speed the search.

Cheers
Nigel


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Subject: RE: Tech:How do I find an older thread
From: Acme
Date: 12 Dec 08 - 08:41 AM

Many Mudcatters have brains like lint traps, they accumulate all sorts of tidbits over time. Describe it a little and someone will remember it. :)

SRS


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Subject: RE: Tech:How do I find an older thread
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 12 Dec 08 - 09:38 AM

Method 1:

If you remember a consecutive word or two from the title, you can put it into the box beside the "Refresh" button at the top of the page page where the list of threads is shown (The Lyrics and Knowledge "front page"). Click the arrow beside the "Age: 1 day" box and choose a time to go back that is likely to include at least the most recent post in the thread you want.

You'll get a list of threads that include the word(s) you typed, that have had posts within the selected time period.

Not that there is, I believe, a "100 thread" limit to the list returned, so a "popular term" may not get all of the threads within the entire life-span of mudcat.

Method 2:

Put a word or two in the "Lyrics and Knowledge Search" box on the home page. You can choose whether to search just in the DT database of songs, just in the forum, or both.

The Lyrics and Knowledge search is an "indexed search" and is only good for things that have been entered in the index. The index has been updated recently, but may not find very recent stuff.

Method 3:

As noted, if you posted to the thread you're wanting to find, in any other thread where you've posted - clicking on your name in the list of posts at the top of the thread will take you to your post in that thread. Clicking on your name at a post you made within a thread will show you a list of all the posts you've made.

The default for the list of your posts is "most recent at the top" so you should be able to find the thread you want in the list fairly easily. If it was one of your earliest posts, there's a place to click to invert the list to show first posts at the top.

If you didn't post to the thread but remember someone who did, you can search for all the posts by any particular member using the same method, if you can find any thread where that person has posted.

You've only posted 1480 times, so (writing the url in full for the result page when you click on your name) http://www.mudcat.org/usersearch.cfm?who=Splott%20Man will get you a fairly short list to scan.

John


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Subject: RE: Tech:How do I find an older thread
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 12 Dec 08 - 09:40 AM

Opps - typo: "you've only posted 1418 times..."

John


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Subject: RE: Tech:How do I find an older thread
From: Splott Man
Date: 15 Dec 08 - 04:32 AM

Even remembering the name of the thread didn't work in the Lyrics and knowledge section, however, my thanks go to John in Kansas who solved it for me.

I like this place, can I retire here?

Splott Man


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