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Please expand search to allow search on user name
We could find our own post easier and read other stuff by good posters

 6:10 pm on Aug 11, 2002 (gmt 0)


I feel adding the ability to search on the user name of the Author of post would be great for two reasons:

1) We could find our own (older) post easier. Sometimes one forgets the thread titles one has posted in...and they roll off the recent post list...and you would like to go back and see what else was written, but can't find the old thread in a search result.

2) Some posters here have many great post. Their post are very much worth reading. It would be great to be able to see what other gems the particularly talented members of webmasterworld have posted earlier. On other boards, one can search on post contributed by a given username -- and see the results as either threads or post (with text excerpts).

The ability to obtain a search results page giving all post by a given user name would be beneficial to the community over time.

It would also help to be able to specify a range of time for post returned by search; i.e. last X days or a specific Month and/or year.

Adding a time range to search would make the number of results more manageable when the user name has lots of post; it would also reduce bandwidth by making the number of post returned smaller than the complete set of all post made by users having hundreds of post.





 7:22 pm on Aug 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

Definitely a good suggestion. I second it.


 12:32 pm on Aug 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

I 'third' it. I often remember a thread but don't know exactly what terms were used (e.g. new window vs. popup). OTOH I remember this or that user took part. Would be very practical.


 3:20 pm on Aug 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

I believe Brett stated a while back that the Site Search was the last thing to go through an overhaul. I'm not sure if he posted a date when this would occur, but I'm in agreement with all of you. Would definitely like to see a more powerful search feature for the forums.


 3:44 pm on Aug 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

Here is a post about functionality to the search a few weeks back.


 7:06 pm on Aug 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

at least one thing that may be added earlier is - restricting the search to a particular forum

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