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Paulustrious Oct 24, 2009 07:54 AM

How do I search within my own threads - or for that matter somebody else's. There may be a way to do it, but if so it was not immediately obvious.

  1. Scargod Oct 24, 2009 04:16 PM

    Tech support: Just a minute ago I searched the New England board for "BBQ" and "barbecue" and had my name inserted as "user name". I knew I had posted a response less than a week ago (in fact just three days ago), and it would not come up! I picked seven days and I tried other options. The search function is just crap. It is unreliable!

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    1. re: Scargod
      Jacquilynne Oct 25, 2009 06:20 AM

      Is this the thread you're looking for? http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/250356

      1. re: Jacquilynne
        Scargod Oct 25, 2009 06:25 AM

        Yes, it is. I was able to track it down, but not with the new search tools here. Why is it so unpredictable or unreliable? I've been on here a while and know how to search.

        1. re: Scargod
          Jacquilynne Oct 25, 2009 06:28 AM

          That thread is on the Tristate board, not the New England board.

          I don't deny that our Search function is less than ideal, but it's only able to work on the input it's actually provided.

          1. re: Jacquilynne
            Scargod Oct 25, 2009 06:52 AM

            OK, Jacquilynne, technically you've got me on that one! The thread says "BBQ in CT" and starts off discussing BBQ in two New Haven area places. The thread is very old and Joe Grates only does special events and the other place closed.

            It should never have been on the Tristate board in the first place, but then the Tristate board says "Southeastern CT". For the life of me, I cannot understand why you can't simply and quickly change the Tristate heading to say "Southwest CT" or "Norwalk, CT and West" (as a better defining description)!

            1. re: Scargod
              Jacquilynne Oct 25, 2009 08:25 AM

              I've had a change request out on that for a very long time.

    2. goodhealthgourmet Oct 24, 2009 08:17 AM

      when you do an advanced search, there's an option to enter a User Name, as well as one for a Post Title. either or both can help narrow it down.

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      1. re: goodhealthgourmet
        c oliver Oct 24, 2009 08:28 AM

        I never looked at that. Thanks, I'll check it out. I've always liked my last name :)

      2. c oliver Oct 24, 2009 08:12 AM

        I really hope there's an answer to this. I try to search using, for example, "pork shoulder roast c oliver" but that "oliver" triggers every "olive" word.

        1. kattyeyes Oct 24, 2009 07:57 AM

          Control + F (for find) should help.

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          1. re: kattyeyes
            Paulustrious Oct 24, 2009 08:08 AM

            Poor question by myself. Ctr-F is a browser directive within the visible output text on a page. I want to search through the hundreds of threads I have contributed to for an historical post.

            1. re: Paulustrious
              kattyeyes Oct 24, 2009 08:15 AM

              Ohhh, gotcha. I use Google for that (kattyeyes + whatever topic).

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