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How to search by Chow member name?

Breadcrumbs Dec 26, 2013 04:05 PM

I'd like to search by member name. Besides typing a member name in the search box for a particular board, is there a quicker/optimal way to do this?

Also, is there a way to search to find out whether someone has mentioned a particular member name in their post?

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  1. greygarious Dec 26, 2013 08:42 PM

    Put relevant search words into the box at the top right of the correct board's title page. In the advanced search list at the left side of the search results page, click the box to search by poster's name. A box will open. Type the user name, then wait for the results. Usually if you then click on one of the threads that come up, it will open to the first post that user made on that particular thread.

    As far as I know, you cannot search someone's posts for other hounds' names.

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    1. re: greygarious
      c oliver Dec 26, 2013 08:44 PM

      Except on Google.

      1. re: greygarious
        Melanie Wong Dec 26, 2013 09:20 PM

        The site search engine treats posters' names mentioned in text the same way it handles any other word. In this case, there's an advantage over using google since the results will not be inflated by results where the posters' names are picked up by google as the authors.

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        Steve Dec 27, 2013 03:06 AM

        Go to any board.

        Perform a search on that board (upper right of screen).

        On the results page, left hand side, you can refine your search search by username.t

        Check the button, Type in the name, and hit enter.

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          HillJ Dec 27, 2013 06:07 AM

          http://www.chow.com/search?q=breadcru...

          Breadcrumbs, with a s/n that actually is a food your results are a bit unpredictable. But, I used the Home Cooking board as my launch pad to narrow down your s/n for the past month in that forum of contributions as an example.

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