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Author Topic: Viewing posts from a particular date.  (Read 4491 times)

lanux128

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Viewing posts from a particular date.
« on: October 04, 2006, 08:01:26 PM »
i tried looking in the advanced search but couldn't find it. so is there a way to search for posts from a particular date?

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Re: Viewing posts from a particular date.
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2006, 09:19:24 PM »
I've found the searching abilities of the forum to be not very helpful. I've searched for topics I absolutely know I saw just the day before and they don't show up. So I've posted about them and someone will link it to me.

These forums have never been too kind to me. I've always had problems with the "Show Unread Posts" option.


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Re: Viewing posts from a particular date.
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2006, 09:34:30 PM »
i know what u mean, deozaan. ;)
but u can also try the 'notify' and/or 'bookmark' option.

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Re: Viewing posts from a particular date.
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2006, 10:02:50 PM »
I've found the searching abilities of the forum to be not very helpful. I've searched for topics I absolutely know I saw just the day before and they don't show up. So I've posted about them and someone will link it to me.

These forums have never been too kind to me. I've always had problems with the "Show Unread Posts" option.

I use the "Show Unread Posts" option OK but when I search for say "Xara" which I know has appeared in posts yesterday, I don't get anything more recent than July, eg.

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Re: Viewing posts from a particular date.
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2006, 10:47:55 PM »
click "show recent topics" and youll see a sorted list by last-reply date.

NOTE:
i actually modded that feature of the smf forum software to display a lot more than normal and also allow you to sort by creation date, which might be what you want.
« Last Edit: October 04, 2006, 10:49:30 PM by mouser »

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Re: Viewing posts from a particular date.
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2006, 11:08:54 PM »
ok, found it. would help a bit..

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tks mouser. appreciate the modding part. ;)

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Re: Viewing posts from a particular date.
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2006, 02:09:25 AM »
i know what u mean, deozaan. ;)
but u can also try the 'notify' and/or 'bookmark' option.

Yes, I have resorted to those quite frequently now.

I use the "Show Unread Posts" option OK but when I search for say "Xara" which I know has appeared in posts yesterday, I don't get anything more recent than July, eg.

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I think my Show Unread Posts works normally most of the time. But there have been times when I haven't been to this site for a few weeks but there would only be one or two pages of Unread Posts. Compare that to when I actually browse the forums, almost every single messages has the New icon next to it. And everyonce in a while it will just start with a clean slate. I'll have had two or three pages of unread posts I'm catching up on and then poof, suddenly I have no unread posts even though I know I should have had two or three (or more) pages of unread posts. I can understand it not including every post since back when the forums started, but it shouldn't be clearing out posts from within the past month or week or day.