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#209828 - 03/09/08 10:47 PM Lost posts???
Scoutvictim Offline
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Registered: 06/04/07
Posts: 434
Loc: St. Louis, Missouri
Mod team or Nathan,

OK... today I was searching for some of my old posts.

I went to my posts, under the my stuff header, and pulled up my posts. I had 8 pages of posts. But the dates only run back to August. I have lost at least 2 months of posts.

What happened?

So because I happened to remeber one of the titles, I went and did a post search. Hmmmmm ... Even though I put in the correct title, it didn't come up under the subject line search.

Why not?

So I tried again, this time I just put in my user name.

BINGO!!!

All my posts popped up. Even the ones my personnal list didn't include.

I found it, but now I am worried that some of my posts seem to be missing. I know some were wiped out with the whole "fraud" scandle we had several month ago.

I guess the real question is...

Why doesn't the MY STUFF list include all of my stuff?

BTW... also is it just me, or do other guys find the whole date thing on the search page, very confusing?

Older than??? Newer than???? To me it just seems kind of bizzare.

Maybe something like ... Search the last #____ of Months or Years.

I will be watching for an answer.

Thank you,
Carl

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Shawn and Ben will always be in my heart....

Happiness is like peeing your pants; Everyone can see it, but only YOU feel the warmth.

Peebles, Ohio WOR alumni, Oct. 2007

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#209832 - 03/09/08 11:15 PM Re: Lost posts??? [Re: Scoutvictim]
EGL Offline
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Registered: 06/19/04
Posts: 7821
Carl,

I don't know for sure, but I think the forum software probably has some limitation on the number of a member's most recent posts that it can tie to their profile, which is probably why you only see x number of the most recent ones under My Posts. Word searches can be tricky things if not formulated just right, but as you noted, it found them by user name. So I'm pretty sure all of your posts are here, they just have to be looked for with a bigger magnifying glass. \:\) Now, hopefully Nathan or a mod who really does know what they're talking about (unlike me) will be along to confirm or deny.

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Eddie

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#209853 - 03/10/08 01:45 AM Re: Lost posts??? [Re: EGL]
Scoutvictim Offline
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Registered: 06/04/07
Posts: 434
Loc: St. Louis, Missouri
Thank you EGL,

You probably know more than I do, so your way closer to Nathan than me.

BTW.... where can I find that bigger magnifying Glass?

Luv ya,
Carl

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Shawn and Ben will always be in my heart....

Happiness is like peeing your pants; Everyone can see it, but only YOU feel the warmth.

Peebles, Ohio WOR alumni, Oct. 2007

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#209880 - 03/10/08 09:11 AM Re: Lost posts??? [Re: Scoutvictim]
WalkingSouth Offline
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Registered: 08/30/05
Posts: 16264
Carl,

The software only keeps a certain number of posts in the list. 200 or some such number as I recall. After that they drop off the bottom of the list as you add new ones. It works no different for us on the mod team unfortunately. Makes it tough to research stuff out at times, but oh well, eh. Sorry 'bout that.

Lots of love,

John

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#209999 - 03/11/08 12:44 AM Re: Lost posts??? [Re: Scoutvictim]
EGL Offline
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Registered: 06/19/04
Posts: 7821
Originally Posted By: Scoutvictim

BTW.... where can I find that bigger magnifying Glass?

Luv ya,
Carl


Well, as bad as my eyes are getting in my old(er) age, I'm going to need a pretty darn bigger magnifying glass pretty soon!

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Eddie

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