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What if you want to find a specific authors specific post from 45 days ago?

It is funny sometimes; The internet has so much data, so much information of varying depths. You can find virtually anything on the internet. I find that sorting that information can take time and effort. Sometimes the effort pays off. Sometimes it does not pay off. It is the simple reality of the modern world. We have the world at our fingertips, but if you don’t’ know where it is stored, you may not find it! The issue today is the reality of search on this site and others. First, just for kicks and giggles, pop out to google and search your name here and the world virily in the search engine what you will find it most likely your most recent posts or shares here on the site.

The question I was asked had to do with is there an easy way to find old posts. There is a way, within reason, but it is a manual process. You go to the user’s profile, go to more, and select the posts options. Then simply click the highest number shown in the posts display tab. That will take you to the original or firest posts of that user. It isn’t the easiest way to get to the oldest posts, but it works. It doesn’t answer the question I was asked. I thought about some other options. I have a backup of my blogs that sits on WordPress. I tried searching for posts and found a few, but the best way to do that via Google, Bing, or Yahoo was to know the title or name of the post.

I honestly chased this for a couple of hours and gave up. There are limited ways to get around the issue of finding older posts by a user. I suspect if I searched, I would look for most commented posts by authors, most viewed posts by authors. Those are things that interest me. They are not things that I can usually find. I would need access to a lot more data from the admin team to do that. The other side is dull, and I enjoyed this article by an author, can I find more in that series or like that one? In theory, using the categories, we should be able to see specific posts, but it isn’t easy. There are three critical views on the main page of the site and two side views (most commented and then in the top menu Trending).

Overall if you want to find a specific post shared 45 days ago, it isn’t as easy as it could be.

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    have you ever tried to find a specific post by an author?

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    HYave you ever tried saerching your name plus the world virily on a search engine?

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    Do you ever find yourself chasing something and realize, it can’t be found?

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  1. It is quite difficult especially if a person has over 1,000 posts unless one knows the topic and maybe when the post was published.
    I find it difficult accessing past posts of authors e.g.those that were published the previous week. They’re not displayed. Instead, those that were published in the past are shown.

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  2. Q: HAVE YOU EVER TRIED TO FIND A SPECIFIC POST BY AN AUTHOR?
    Yes (4 votes) – 100%
    Q: HYAVE YOU EVER TRIED SAERCHING YOUR NAME PLUS THE WORLD VIRILY ON A SEARCH ENGINE?
    Yes (4 votes) – 100%
    Q: DO YOU EVER FIND YOURSELF CHASING SOMETHING AND REALIZE, IT CAN’T BE FOUND?
    Yes (4 votes) – 80%
    No (1 votes) – 20%

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  3. Yep. Knowing the title helps a lot. Poor me sometimes do not use any title then that is a difficult process. In the olden days, FB allows a person to search his or her own timeline by date. For some reason, FB removed that helpful feature.

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    • FB has more than 12 million pictures uploaded every day, their willingness to cache the searching functions went away.

      you will find that I am sure in a future facebook premium feature!

      There has to be a better way. Hubpages does a good job of sorting by author, but when you get to 1000 or more posts it becomes tedious anywhere.

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  4. A search on google using, “the Dunce” Virily, interestingly came up with this article by another author here:

    “What happens when the Bright meets the Dunce
    by jaylar
    3 years ago”

    I got so interested that I went over to the article to read it.

    Could I, The Dunce, get more brighter, by reading that post???

    A dunce never gets brighter, unfortunately, unless he is sitting under a light.

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  5. If I have ever searched for old posts I just sort of hit or miss. I mean there have been times I could not even find a few of my own posts. I discovered that when I deleted some posts from another site because they were just gathering dust that I could not find them on that site. Then I found one and I copied the text into search engine reports figuring that when the text showed up plagiarized of course my own writing I could go into the site and see where that post was and also find the others. Do you know what happened? The plagiarism checker said the text was all genuine and there was no such text online. So who knows where those posts got lost along the way.

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    • that actually was the question that spawned this discussion – finding old posts. The Dunce and I talked about it quite a bit.

      The reality is searching isn’t great even the bigger search engines. i had 900 or so posts on Niume that were all lost. well many of them were lost. made me very sad.

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