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How to find posts from a particular poster

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WhitePhantom Thu 27-Nov-14 14:18:54

Sorry if it's been asked before.... I searched and couldn't find anything on it.

I was browsing the site a few of nights ago, not logged in, and got very drawn into a post. I just read it though, didn't post (and obviously didn't bookmark) and now I want to find it and see what's been happening since. I can't remember the subject, but I remember the OP's name.

However I can't find any way to search for all posts from (or started by) a particular poster. Is there some way to do this?

Thanks!! smile

cozietoesie Thu 27-Nov-14 14:23:45

'Advanced Search' towards the top right of the page should do it for you, White. (You can have lots of fun (wink) working out all the options.)

FruVikingessOla Thu 27-Nov-14 15:15:25

You need to log in first, then go into Advanced Search.

AmyMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 27-Nov-14 17:10:38

Thanks for helping folks! Let us know if you're still stuck phantom.

WhitePhantom Thu 27-Nov-14 18:07:20

Thanks a mil! Why didn't I see the Advanced Search option??! confused

Turns out I had the poster's name wrong, so now I don't know how to catch up on the thread sad

FruVikingessOla Thu 27-Nov-14 18:10:39

Go into Advanced Search and then put in some keywords from the thread (as you remember it). You might end up with a variety of threads though. Do you remember which topic it was in? Because you can choose topics also.

cozietoesie Thu 27-Nov-14 20:26:33

And in addition to that, nicknames are very specific but you often find that other people will refer to that poster and use a version of their name - eg fru. You could try just doing a quick search on what you remember of their name - even if you have it wrong in your memory, there's a fair chance you might get something - but put it in the Adanced Search box relating to content and not the originating poster. That could steer you to the overall thread.

WhitePhantom Thu 27-Nov-14 23:09:17

Thanks girls, no luck so far though sad It was in relationships, someone going through a really bad time, practically being kept prisoner in her own home, but then she hadn't posted for a good few days and people were worried about her. I wanted to see what had happened, had she posted again, was she ok, but I can't find it no matter what I search for sad

cozietoesie Fri 28-Nov-14 00:02:28

It's possible that MNHQ removed the thread so that it's no longer around at all - it happens sometimes for various reasons, including at the poster's own request on occasion.

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