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thenoo
2011-03-20, 14:53
I have just searched the "General Discussion " Forum for a previous post of mine using the entry " my User Name " in the SEARCH box producing a "No Results"

In spite of this I eventually found this entry by scrolling down the recent posts .

Why this failure in the " SEARCH " function ?

garym
2011-03-20, 15:11
I have just searched the "General Discussion " Forum for a previous post of mine using the entry " my User Name " in the SEARCH box producing a "No Results"

In spite of this I eventually found this entry by scrolling down the recent posts .

Why this failure in the " SEARCH " function ?

did you use "advanced search" where there is a spot for user name search. If I use this it seems to work fine.

aubuti
2011-03-20, 18:05
exactly. the search does a search on the _content_ of the threads, not on fields such as username, date, number of posts, or anything like that. That is, unless you specifically search on username using the Advanced Search function.

EDIT: Also, if you click on a username in the thread (for example, yours), you get the option to show all posts by that user.