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How to search....

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:22 am
by d_baker
....for the oldest thread and bring it back to the top.
This seems to be a common theme lately, so is there a search function by year? Search function for oldest post?

I'm watching a potholing company search for utilities at work, so I'm bored and have time. Lol

Re: How to search....

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:40 am
by Carl_Healy
Under "Advanced Search"

"Display results as:" Topics
"Sort results by" Post Time, Ascending

?

Re: How to search....

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:42 am
by Chicago Transplant
Or just go to the forum category and click on the last page, then find the last post to have been updated? I see one from 2006 asking about the Sand Dunes :mrgreen:

Re: How to search....

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:44 am
by CaptC02
d_baker wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:22 am
....for the oldest thread and bring it back to the top.
This seems to be a common theme lately, so is there a search function by year? Search function for oldest post?

I'm watching a potholing company search for utilities at work, so I'm bored and have time. Lol
You have an exciting life, old fart.

Re: How to search....

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:55 am
by d_baker
Chicago Transplant wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:42 am
Or just go to the forum category and click on the last page, then find the last post to have been updated? I see one from 2006 asking about the Sand Dunes :mrgreen:
Sand Dunes would be a good topic right now.
CaptC02 wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:44 am
d_baker wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:22 am
....for the oldest thread and bring it back to the top.
This seems to be a common theme lately, so is there a search function by year? Search function for oldest post?

I'm watching a potholing company search for utilities at work, so I'm bored and have time. Lol
You have an exciting life, old fart.
Hmmm...as do you apparently. What happened to your avatar?

Re: How to search....

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:01 pm
by cedica
d_baker wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:55 am
What happened to your avatar?
Cease and Desist letter from Stranger Things producers?

Re: How to search....

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:05 pm
by greenonion
Carl_Healy wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:40 am
Under "Advanced Search"

"Display results as:" Topics
"Sort results by" Post Time, Ascending

?
That’s somewhat helpful but I’m guessing the OP is trying to suggest a more obvious way for folks to search past topics and know when they get something 4 years old vs much more recent. The trend lately is that folks seem oblivious to resurrecting old posts. I’m accidentally guilty of it too.

Re: How to search....

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:11 pm
by Carl_Healy
greenonion wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:05 pm
Carl_Healy wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:40 am
Under "Advanced Search"

"Display results as:" Topics
"Sort results by" Post Time, Ascending

?
That’s somewhat helpful but I’m guessing the OP is trying to suggest a more obvious way for folks to search past topics and know when they get something 4 years old vs much more recent. The trend lately is that folks seem oblivious to resurrecting old posts. I’m accidentally guilty of it too.
Yeah I've run into that problem too making duplicate topic...
My search skills don't always return the relevant original topic.

Re: How to search....

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:14 pm
by d_baker
Carl_Healy wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:11 pm
greenonion wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:05 pm
Carl_Healy wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:40 am
Under "Advanced Search"

"Display results as:" Topics
"Sort results by" Post Time, Ascending

?
That’s somewhat helpful but I’m guessing the OP is trying to suggest a more obvious way for folks to search past topics and know when they get something 4 years old vs much more recent. The trend lately is that folks seem oblivious to resurrecting old posts. I’m accidentally guilty of it too.
Yeah I've run into that problem too making duplicate topic...
My search skills don't always return the relevant original topic.
I wasn't meaning to point either of you out. I was more so thinking of randos that sign up and dig up old threads. And then disappear off the site.

Re: How to search....

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:26 pm
by Carl_Healy
d_baker wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:14 pm
Carl_Healy wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:11 pm
greenonion wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:05 pm


That’s somewhat helpful but I’m guessing the OP is trying to suggest a more obvious way for folks to search past topics and know when they get something 4 years old vs much more recent. The trend lately is that folks seem oblivious to resurrecting old posts. I’m accidentally guilty of it too.
Yeah I've run into that problem too making duplicate topic...
My search skills don't always return the relevant original topic.
I wasn't meaning to point either of you out. I was more so thinking of randos that sign up and dig up old threads. And then disappear off the site.
Oh no worries I wasn't taking to mean me being called out.

Re: How to search....

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:04 pm
by greenonion
d_baker wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:14 pm
Carl_Healy wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:11 pm
greenonion wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:05 pm


That’s somewhat helpful but I’m guessing the OP is trying to suggest a more obvious way for folks to search past topics and know when they get something 4 years old vs much more recent. The trend lately is that folks seem oblivious to resurrecting old posts. I’m accidentally guilty of it too.
Yeah I've run into that problem too making duplicate topic...
My search skills don't always return the relevant original topic.
I wasn't meaning to point either of you out. I was more so thinking of randos that sign up and dig up old threads. And then disappear off the site.
Gotcha and understood. Good idea.