Need to locate someone I talk with a few days ago

LoopyBytelooseLoopyByteloose Posts: 12,537
edited 2004-08-15 - 18:00:32 in General Discussion
Can anyone suggest how I can locate a posting I made to someone a few days ago?

They were asking for some particular parts, but I cannot seemed to find them.
I am beginning to wonder if they were here or on the Yahoo BasicStamp site.

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G. Herzog in Taiwan
Hwang Xian Shen, Puddleby-on-the-Marsh.
All things considered, I can live and thrive without Microsoft products. LINUX is just fine.

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  • NewzedNewzed Posts: 2,503
    edited 2004-08-10 - 12:53:10
    George, click on Parallax Support Forum, then click on your name in the right had colum.· That will bring up every post you have made.

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    Sid Weaver
    New item !· The Stamp Tester !

    http://hometown.aol.com/newzed/index.html
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  • Jim EwaldJim Ewald Posts: 681
    edited 2004-08-10 - 14:17:54
    The search engine is also "supposed" to find posts by member name. It does not appear to work as expected. I'll add that to the to-do list.

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    Jim
    Parallax IT Dept.
  • NewzedNewzed Posts: 2,503
    edited 2004-08-10 - 14:41:33
    Jim, if I click on my name in the right hand colum all the posts I have made come up.· That seems to be working.· I haven't tried clicking on the member name on the left - the one with the avatar.

    Sid
  • NewzedNewzed Posts: 2,503
    edited 2004-08-10 - 14:44:52
    Jim, I clicked on the member name on the left, and the last 5 posts come up.· Maybe if you changed the limit from 5 to 10 that would help a bit.

    Sid
  • Jim EwaldJim Ewald Posts: 681
    edited 2004-08-10 - 14:45:18
    Clicking on the member name to the left of the post will take to the member's profile.

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    Jim
    Parallax IT Dept.
  • NewzedNewzed Posts: 2,503
    edited 2004-08-10 - 14:47:57
    IT Guy (Parallax) said...
    Clicking on the member name to the left of the post will take to the member's profile.

    But if you scroll down you will see the last 5 posts.

    Sid
  • Jim EwaldJim Ewald Posts: 681
    edited 2004-08-10 - 14:49:27
    The number of post shown is something like a magic value in the forum software. There are several places where this occurs, so changing the number on one place affects the others. I think we get better mileage out of correcting the seach engine to correctly locate N number of posts from a particular member.

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    Jim
    Parallax IT Dept.
  • LoopyBytelooseLoopyByteloose Posts: 12,537
    edited 2004-08-11 - 06:49:29
    Hi everyone,
    I only get the last Five posts (which is no good because I didn't know about the limit or I would have used the option before it because useless)

    I suppost that there are performance trade offs in how much one can store, how much one can search, and how much one can sort.

    In sum, five seems fine to me. -- BUT, I still can't find that message. I'll try search.

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    G. Herzog in Taiwan
    Hwang Xian Shen, Puddleby-on-the-Marsh.
    All things considered, I can live and thrive without Microsoft products. LINUX is just fine.
  • Jon WilliamsJon Williams Posts: 6,491
    edited 2004-08-11 - 13:40:25
    Yes ... in the search feature you can search by poster; enter your own ID and you'll see all your posts.

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    Jon Williams
    Applications Engineer, Parallax
    Dallas Office
  • Jim EwaldJim Ewald Posts: 681
    edited 2004-08-11 - 13:51:38
    It looks like there is an issue in the search engine where the punctuation characters in Herzog's screen name are getting stripped off before the search is started.

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    Jim
    Parallax IT Dept.
  • Chris SavageChris Savage Parallax Engineering Posts: 14,406
    edited 2004-08-11 - 14:02:44
    Jon Williams said...
    Yes ... in the search feature you can search by poster; enter your own ID and you'll see all your posts.
    Jon,

    ·· When I enter my ID it doesn't find anything...I think the Search feature still needs a bit of work...


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    Chris Savage

    Knight Designs
    324 West Main Street
    P.O. Box 97
    Montour Falls, NY 14865
    (607) 535-6777

    Business Page:·· http://www.knightdesigns.com
    Personal Page:··· http://www.lightlink.com/dream/chris
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    Chris Savage | Engineering Tech | Main Office: (916) 624-8333 | Direct to Tech Support: (888) 997-8267 | Website | Twitter | Google+
  • NewzedNewzed Posts: 2,503
    edited 2004-08-11 - 14:26:42
    I entered Newzed and got 1 post.· Then I entered Sid, the way I sign, and got 14 posts.· Don't know why the rest of my posts didn't show up.

    I used the second option - Any word..................

    Sid
  • NewzedNewzed Posts: 2,503
    edited 2004-08-11 - 14:30:04
    I searched again after the bove post and got 15.· Looks like maybe some of the older posts do not get included in the search.· Date limitation?

    Sid
  • Jon WilliamsJon Williams Posts: 6,491
    edited 2004-08-11 - 14:35:32
    Remember to select "Posted By" in the "Search For" drop-down. When I put "Chris Savage" in and "Posted By" I got a whole bunch of results; same thing with "Newzed." ·I think the search function works as well as the input a user gives it.... tongue.gif

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    Jon Williams
    Applications Engineer, Parallax
    Dallas Office


    Post Edited (Jon Williams) : 8/11/2004 2:38:11 PM GMT
  • NewzedNewzed Posts: 2,503
    edited 2004-08-11 - 14:40:53
    That works much better.· Now I get 50 posts.· Thanks, Jon

    Sid
  • Chris SavageChris Savage Parallax Engineering Posts: 14,406
    edited 2004-08-11 - 15:44:40
    Jon Williams said...
    Remember to select "Posted By" in the "Search For" drop-down. When I put "Chris Savage" in and "Posted By" I got a whole bunch of results; same thing with "Newzed." ·I think the search function works as well as the input a user gives it.... tongue.gif
    Well, that might work too...I just tried it, and I think I may have figured out what half my problem is...On most web pages you can hit ENTER/RETURN in a search box.· That's what I was doing, and even selecting Posted By was getting me nothing!· Then I hit the SUBMIT button, and wham!· Results!


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    Chris Savage

    Knight Designs
    324 West Main Street
    P.O. Box 97
    Montour Falls, NY 14865
    (607) 535-6777

    Business Page:·· http://www.knightdesigns.com
    Personal Page:··· http://www.lightlink.com/dream/chris
    ·
    Chris Savage | Engineering Tech | Main Office: (916) 624-8333 | Direct to Tech Support: (888) 997-8267 | Website | Twitter | Google+
  • LoopyBytelooseLoopyByteloose Posts: 12,537
    edited 2004-08-12 - 07:26:04
    Here I am again.

    When I search "Posted by" with someone else's name -· no problem.

    When I search "Posted by" or "Posts" but use my own name -- NOTHING!

    And yet, I see under my Avitar that I have posted 14 messages since I signed on.

    So we appear to have a situation that you may not search under your own name.jumpin.gif

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    G. Herzog in Taiwan
    Hwang Xian Shen, Puddleby-on-the-Marsh.
    All things considered, I can live and thrive without Microsoft products. LINUX is just fine.
  • Jim EwaldJim Ewald Posts: 681
    edited 2004-08-12 - 07:54:27
    Herzog,

    I think that the earch engine is having some difficulty with your screen name. It appears that the punctuation at the beginning of your screen name is removed before the search is run.

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    Jim
    Parallax IT Dept.
  • LoopyBytelooseLoopyByteloose Posts: 12,537
    edited 2004-08-14 - 13:42:45
    Understood. Please forgive that my creativity has caused confusion.

    I will change my screen name if I want to fully use this feature.

    Human creative abilities to confound appear to be among of the reasons that the British have so much contempt for the computer [noparse][[/noparse]consider it really a dumb box]

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    G. Herzog in Taiwan
    Hwang Xian Shen, Puddleby-on-the-Marsh.
    All things considered, I can live and thrive without Microsoft products. LINUX is just fine.
  • Jim EwaldJim Ewald Posts: 681
    edited 2004-08-14 - 15:30:22
    Being an engineer, I was left wondering if changing your screen name would cause the system to go out to the seach engine and update the entries that referenced your screen name. I don't see that happening in the code, but I would be very interested to know if changing your screen name does allow you to find your posts in the search engine.

    Yes, I have mastered the complex, run-on sentence. [noparse];)[/noparse])

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    Jim
    Parallax IT Dept.
  • LoopyBytelooseLoopyByteloose Posts: 12,537
    edited 2004-08-15 - 17:56:13
    Anything for Parallax.
    Okay, I will change my name and do a test run for you.

    Please forgive my English. It seems the longer I am in Asia, the less I can say with the mother tongue.

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    G. Herzog in Taiwan
    Hwang Xian Shen, Puddleby-on-the-Marsh.
    All things considered, I can live and thrive without Microsoft products. LINUX is just fine.
  • LoopyBytelooseLoopyByteloose Posts: 12,537
    edited 2004-08-15 - 18:00:32
    Yes, by removing the non-alphabetical characters, the search works perfectly.
    Please forgive me for confounding everyone.

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    G. Herzog in Taiwan
    Hwang Xian Shen, Puddleby-on-the-Marsh.
    All things considered, I can live and thrive without Microsoft products. LINUX is just fine.
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