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Search doesn't cut it

By jdclyde ·
Several times I have tried to search for an old discussion and have been unable to find it.

I have even known the title of the discussion, but the search engine is just the little train that couldn't.

What is up with this?

Is there anything that can be done?

Shouldn't I be able to put in a title and find it? After all, this IS one of the options in the "Advanced" search?

Or a topic or poster. Get a list of all the discussions a poster has participated in? A certain topic in multiple discussions?

Many that I have been looking for are pre-tags, and with all the side discussions even tags won't always work.

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Old discussions

by M_a_r_k In reply to Hard to believe

It's not shortage of hard drive space. TR still has some old discussions, and I mean really old discussions. For example, they have 4685 Miscellaneous discussions stored away. Here's the link to the oldest Miscellaneous discussions.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5205-6230-0.html?forumID=8&start=4675

These go way back to August 2000. That's before some of our younger TR members were even born. It's pretty interesting browsing through there. Looks like the Miscellaneous discussions actually used to be about miscellaneous IT topics! They didn't veer off course into the social and political realm until about a year ago.

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Interesting that the oldest of them all is a double post

by DMambo In reply to Old discussions

Some things never change

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veering off course

by jdclyde In reply to Old discussions

I am trying to remember back that far, but they say the mind is the first thing to go. I just can't remember what the second is!


It seems that things were off topic, just not like it is now.

What would be cool, would be to look at the traffic patterns and compare it to two years ago. Total traffic vs total membership, and compare the watercooler today with what it was. What percentage shift has their been?

I know of about a dozen people that I have sucked into the Misc void over that last 8 months. Some had been members for years and just never posted, and a FEW who joined TR specificly to post in the Divorce discussion. It is cool to be me! B-)

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I think I'm one of the members that you sucked

by DMambo In reply to veering off course

That didn't sound right....

In any case, the divorce thread was one of the first I posted to despite being a member since 2001 or something. Probably some wimpy advice like "forgive her" or something like that.

Since then, it's all been good and/or fun.

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No..that didn't sound right at all.

by maecuff In reply to I think I'm one of the me ...

JD? Something you want to share with the rest of us?

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So much

by jdclyde In reply to No..that didn't sound rig ...

for innocence, huh Mambo?

Wow, I couldn't even reply directly to him, it sounded so bad!

Hey everyone, I like girls! Really! Pay no attention to the man with his pants around his ankles! ;\

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I'm not even going to read Mambo's post!!

by M_a_r_k In reply to No..that didn't sound rig ...

What happens between two consenting adults is their own business. hahaha jd, I've got ammunition now for all of the steer crap you've been throwing at me! :^O ]:)

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I'm innocent! REALLY!

by jdclyde In reply to No..that didn't sound rig ...

I only receive! ]:) So it is obvious that he is either lying or fantasising!

What is wrong MARK, you don't like getting hit with steer crap?


Mambo, just look what you have done now!

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Where's GG when you need her

by DMambo In reply to No..that didn't sound rig ...

IT WAS A DUMB JOKE!!! I did think that it sounded pretty funny.

Thanks folks, I'll be here all week. Be sure to tip your waitresses.

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JD

by maecuff In reply to No..that didn't sound rig ...

Saying that you 'only receive' really isn't helping too much...

It's OKAY. You have to be true to yourself..

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