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how do you search for a posters profile?

I searched and searched through every way I could think of to *word it* correctly in the site talk search function. how do you search for a posters profile?
I know you can click on their username and it comes up but don't know otherwise how to look someone up, to find (example) a contact for them if I don't know where they have recently posted to be able to click on their name.
also someone very helpful I'm noticing over the past year or so appears to not be a contributor any longer. TIA

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    1. If I understand your question correctly, you want to search for a specific poster in order to find their profile. If the poster's name occurs in the title or body of a post, then a search will turn that up. Otherwise, I don't think it is possible.

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      1. re: carolinadawg

        yea pretty much caroldawg, but really want to see if they've posted of late. like to see their last post to see if I'm correct in my assumption or not, plus, one lady < (I think?) is seeking a recipe I have, not sure what her name was or what recipe she wanted. if I can find that username responding to one of my posts, I know I can click on their name and the profile will come up for contact info.

        1. re: iL Divo

          If you know a board that they post on frequently, such as Home Cooking, you can search their name on that board and it will pull up their posts on that board. From there you can click on their name and pull up recent posts on other boards too.

          1. re: masha

            this person I'm thinking of used to post and I found their username by going way back on my profile page. I found some posts but none recent.

      2. Google is your friend. Just google "chowhound il divo (for example)" and you'll find some reference that you can then click on.

        1. Google is the only way I've found to reliably search for a poster.
          postername site:http://chowhound.chow.com/

          1. Maybe you can email the Moderators (moderators@chowhound.com) and see if they can help you out.