I've seen a couple of threads that seem to have been started in the wrong forum and later moved to the correct one - a brief note from whoever does that would be welcome to clarify. Thank you.
Big Brother doesn't have to explain himself.
That is the problem with the technology.My bet (not having tried to move a thread) that the software isn't bright enough to leave a trial. That would be a nice feature though.
OK thanks - in the old forums a host would leave a note on the thread, I assume manually, just to say what had happened. I don't want to jump in and tell someone they are confused about where to post if it's been dealt with.
If poeple are looking for threads they started or participated in, probably the easiest thing to tell them is to look for it in the list in their profile. The url to each post apparently stays the same even if it is moved out of a thread to somewhere else, so if they bookmarked that, it should still be take them to it, wherever it might be.
How do you search for specific words in posts by a specific poster, OP or not, yourself or others?
that's what the Who text field from the search page->more options is for
Start with the magnifying box by the search box, then more options, then people (no, it's not at all obvious):
I was able to specify your name in the Who: field of search and get the expected results:
Well, that's more than I got last time I tried. But look at the results.
And my results are different from yours: 5 hits in two forums (one of which I've never read, let alone posted to). 3 links to messages in this forum (not shown in the listed forums). I got these same results when logged in with my other account, Mark_A_Boyd.
So, I don't know how reliable the search is when seaching for other people.
And I get 0 hits on myself searching in People How about you?
Thank you, Kath. Strange, but it seems to work.
And since I can't give myself points, Jacob, you get them
I thought of asking you whether giving you points would be an offence, and then I realized that I could not. I am still struggling to grasp the concept.
Thank you, unless it is a cunning new version of the 100 gold coins trap.
I don't know that trick Only the thread-starter can give points and not to themselves. And you have to leave the check mark in at the beginning to make your thread a question. All good fun.
Kath, short version:
Harun al Rashid was said to wander the streets of Bagdad in disguide to know the thoughts of his subjects. On one of his wanderings, he passed a tine house with a tiny yard; and he was told that the inhabitant was a model of true serenity: he could barely earn enough to get food every day, and yet he was always happy. "That is no proof of true serenity", said Harun al Rashid, and the next night he had a bag with 99 gold coins thrown over the wall. The man spent the rest of his life as an unhappy miser trying to reach the 100 gold coins.
See retaliation in other thread.