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Jun 24, 2006 02:08 PM

Any way to take ownership of old posts?

With several lengthy posts over the years, I'd like the ability to associate them with me "account," which would be useful for anyone tracking me. Is there any way to accomplish that? Searching for my name doesn't take me to the posts I've made: just to various combinations of the words Randal and Cooper.

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  1. If you click on "Search" and then "Advanced", you can search on "Author's Name," which appears to do what you'd like.

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    1. re: Gary Soup

      No, unfortunately we don't have a way to associate your old posts with your new registered name.

      But hey, we're just thrilled all those old posts even got imported into this new software! Possible scenarios for new software always included the possibility that we'd have to just discard all old posts and start anew (and if CNET hadn't saved our bacon, there's have been no old posts and no software... at all.)

      1. re: The Chowhound Team

        I don't think that's the OP's problem; he hasn't changed his name. Searching using the method I mentioned brings up 139 posts by "Randal Cooper" dating back to 2001

        1. re: Gary Soup

          While it does help to be able to search by author (139, huh?), it would still be convenient to have those referenced on my myChow page. But I can live with it if they're not.

          1. re: Gary Soup

            Actually, that's a bit of a terminology confusion. The search emgine shows threads, not posts. So while the search engine may show 139 threads Randal has been active on, there may be more than one of his posts per thread.

        2. re: Gary Soup

          [tries various versions of my name]
          No joy -- all come back with "Sorry" message.

          Probably just teething problems. Google still finds a bunch of my old posts.

          Cheers -- Pete Tillman

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          1. Well, there's a cludgy way to go about it.

            Once I decided I didn't need to bookmark things, I used that section to identify my old posts. Click on my user name and you will see what I mean.

            It is kind of slow, but almost better than having the system do it for me. I don't bookmark restaurants that have closed or informational posts like sour cherries are on special this week at the farmers market.

            I just bookmark those reports that are about a restaurant.

            That being said, I'm not really sure, but I think it slows down my screen when I reselect 'My Chow"

            1. Well, this doesn't seem to work, since all clicking on your name shows is your recent posts.

              Cheers -- Pete Tillman

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              1. re: Tillman

                Yeah, I just realized that when you click on someone's name, you don't see their book-marked posts.

                I didn't bookmark the posts for others anyway. I have a nice list of all my significant posts that I can reference quickly instead of searching or doing a cut and paste into a separate database on my computer.

                I should put this on a wish list though. It would be nice to have a section where you could list your major posts, not just every post that you've ever made a comment on.

                It would be nice to have the option to remove posts from that list as the info gets stale or the restaurant closes.

                I'd love to be able to look at some of my favorite posters pages and see a list of the posts they thought might be helpful to diners.

                For example, someone called Sushi Monster on the SF board did this outstanding series on Pennisula restaurants. It would be nice if I could click on that poster's page and see a list of those posts rather than searching or hoping they are in the current list.

                The wonderful new software has me dreaming about things that would not even be possible in the past.

                Anyway, sorry about that. Only I can see that info. Still getting used to the boards. After two days I just learned there really is a getting started tutorial.