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#1 shonguiz

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 03:16

As the title says, why is that the case ?



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#2 shonguiz

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 20:08

No one ? Webmasters are on vacation ?



#3 Vitesse2

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 22:09

The only person who could give you a definitive answer is Hack, who is our part-time in-house troubleshooter/developer. I'm sure he'll be along at some point. Patience is a virtue. :)

 

However, I do wonder why on earth you would actually need more than 1000 results for search term!



#4 milestone 11

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 23:16

Surely he hacked off some years ago?

#5 shonguiz

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 23:17

Because I am searching for a post of mine. Unfortunately with the 1000 limit, it only gets me to 2015. And the newest archived post is from 2012. So I can't access my 2013-2014 posts which is where I need to look at.

#6 Zmeej

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 02:38

Obviously, one of shonguiz's virtues IS patience. :up:

Looking forward to Hack's reply, as am also interested.

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 04:03

Because I am searching for a post of mine. Unfortunately with the 1000 limit, it only gets me to 2015. And the newest archived post is from 2012. So I can't access my 2013-2014 posts which is where I need to look at.

Have you tried the search form? Every likelihood that if you can recall the approximate date or, a key content word, you should locate it quite easily. The search form is accessed by clicking the toothed wheel adjacent to the magnifying glass in the search box.
As far as Hack is concerned, I have not seen him post in these fora for a number of years so undoubtedly, you'll have an extremely extended wait.
Edit.
I've just checked, Hack was last seen in here on 11th September 2013. :rotfl:

Edited by milestone 11, 14 April 2018 - 04:44.


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 04:49

The only person who could give you a definitive answer is Hack, who is our part-time in-house troubleshooter/developer. I'm sure he'll be along at some point. Patience is a virtue. :)
 
However, I do wonder why on earth you would actually need more than 1000 results for search term!

Does he return quinquennially, if so, he's due in September.

#9 Tim Murray

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 05:58

As M11 says, the advanced search facility should find your post very quickly if you can remember a keyword or two in it. Otherwise you can specify a date range to search. This should then list all the posts you made within that date range, eg:

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should come up with the six pages of posts you made between January 2012 and December 2013.

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 06:50

As far as Hack is concerned, I have not seen him post in these fora for a number of years so undoubtedly, you'll have an extremely extended wait.
Edit.
I've just checked, Hack was last seen in here on 11th September 2013. :rotfl:

Being logged in as a member in order to post and being logged in as a developer are two different things.



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Posted 14 April 2018 - 06:59

Being logged in as a member in order to post and being logged in as a developer are two different things.


You'll note that I said "In these fora". We've been waiting for Hack to comment since the downgrade, nothing is going to change any time soon.

#12 shonguiz

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 22:46

Have you tried the search form? Every likelihood that if you can recall the approximate date or, a key content word, you should locate it quite easily. The search form is accessed by clicking the toothed wheel adjacent to the magnifying glass in the search box.
As far as Hack is concerned, I have not seen him post in these fora for a number of years so undoubtedly, you'll have an extremely extended wait.
Edit.
I've just checked, Hack was last seen in here on 11th September 2013. :rotfl:

 

 

As M11 says, the advanced search facility should find your post very quickly if you can remember a keyword or two in it. Otherwise you can specify a date range to search. This should then list all the posts you made within that date range, eg:

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should come up with the six pages of posts you made between January 2012 and December 2013.

:up: