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Sun Jul 29, 2018, 02:24 PM

Is it possible search my posts? Is it possible to search for a DU username?

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Reply Is it possible search my posts? Is it possible to search for a DU username? (Original post)
Nitram Jul 2018 OP
Aristus Jul 2018 #1
Nitram Jul 2018 #3
rurallib Jul 2018 #4
drray23 Jul 2018 #2
Make7 Jul 2018 #5
Drunken Irishman Jul 2018 #6
unc70 Jul 2018 #7
Nitram Jul 2018 #8
Rhiannon12866 Aug 2018 #9

Response to Nitram (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 02:26 PM

1. Clicking on the link with your name in red will take you to your journal.

Your post-history.

I don't think we can search for users anymore. We used to be able to before DU3.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 02:30 PM

3. I don't see a way to write in a search term and search my entire post history. Clicking my way

through page after page of posts manually searching for a particular post is not practical.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 02:32 PM

4. control f and do a search on a key word, maybe?

or command f for apple users

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Response to Nitram (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 02:28 PM

2. yes if you are a du subscriber.

You can click advanced search and search by user

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Response to Nitram (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 02:43 PM

5. Link to Advanced Search:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=search

(NOTE: the normal link to Advanced Search [upper right corner] is not visible when viewing the mobile site.)

You can use your DU Mail Inbox to search for usernames. Just type a few characters into the Send DU Mail to:/Find Member text box to get a list of partial matches.

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Response to Nitram (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 02:52 PM

6. The Google search box at the top is a good way of searching your post history...

Just add your username and whatever you're looking to find. I don't think it pulls every post but a significant amount should show.

Example:

https://www.google.com/search?q=%22Nitram%22+%22Obama%22&sitesearch=democraticunderground.com

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Response to Nitram (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 02:55 PM

7. You can also use Google directly

Combine democraticunderground yourid theirid in a search query to find threads where both of you posted. Similar things can find topics, etc.

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Response to Nitram (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 03:07 PM

8. Thanks everybody for the informative replies.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #8)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 04:16 AM

9. Advanced Search is what I use to look for anything

It's in the top right corner and is easy once you get used to it. You can search for a keyword or any user name, including your own. And you can specify a specific forum, just the Main Forums or an individual Group. And you can also search for a specific date range starting with December 2011 which is when we moved to DU.3. The only thing is that it only shows so many (I think 250) posts at a time and if you want to search for something/someone else, you need to start over. Editing a previous Search will result in an error.

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