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faithinthesound Tue 24-Jan-17 07:01:08

Is there a way to do this? It isn't that I'm particularly dying to do so, just that in a thread I was reading last night, there was a great emphasis made on "read the OPs other threads, [person OP was writing about] has form for this behavior", and it would have been nice to be able to see for myself if that was the case?

Maybe I'm BU! But I've had a look around and I don't see a way to do it. I thought of clicking on the posters' names, but they're not links for me. I'm on my laptop, not my phone, if that's pertinent.

Sparklingbrook Tue 24-Jan-17 07:04:06

You need Advanced Search. Then it gives you search options.

Gallavich Tue 24-Jan-17 07:05:52

Advanced search doesn't seem to be working in the mobile site, it brings up 0 results

60sname Tue 24-Jan-17 07:06:33

You go to Advanced Search and then search by poster name. Am on my phone so can't help on interface.

However, it is frowned upon to openly AS a poster's previous threads even if they've posted on the same subject a million times before

Sparklingbrook Tue 24-Jan-17 07:07:09

It's working for me.

faithinthesound Tue 24-Jan-17 07:09:42

Oh, like I said, I'm not burning with desire to go on a witch hunt or anything! It was just driving me nuts that there was apparently a Thing You Could Do with this site that other people had figured out and I hadn't!

Thanks guys!

faithinthesound Tue 24-Jan-17 07:12:13

Um... where's advanced search? It still seems like I can't access this function...

faithinthesound Tue 24-Jan-17 07:15:47

Never mind. Found it. Though I swear that wasn't there before hmm

theothercatpurred Tue 24-Jan-17 07:19:34

You only get advance search if you're logged in I think

Sparklingbrook Tue 24-Jan-17 07:31:02

I only use it if someone posts something particularly hmm just to see if they have form for it or it's an 'interesting' first post.

MiscellaneousAssortment Tue 24-Jan-17 14:00:12

Advanced search wasn't working the last two days on the mobile site.

I had to change to the desktop site to find a previous thread being referenced.

Much good that was as the thread was deleted after posters really tried to be supportive for aaaages (grrrr bloody annoying poster if that was all fake).

Gallavich Tue 24-Jan-17 14:52:01

Are you referring to cherry? I was searching for her too so maybe it was just her that wasn't working in search grin

PurpleDaisies Tue 24-Jan-17 14:55:35

Occasionally certain posters don't seem to show up on AS for no good reason. I find if you set a date range they usually appear. I have no idea why!

What's the thread here?

EIsbethTascioni Tue 24-Jan-17 14:56:06

Cherry's thread has been deleted for 'not being above board'...

AnyFucker Tue 24-Jan-17 14:58:53

I make no excuses about being a regular user of advance search

It can be very illuminating

This is a public site. There is a search function. I don't consider it bad for at all

AnyFucker Tue 24-Jan-17 15:00:46


FlissMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 24-Jan-17 15:03:58

Thanks for letting us know the AS function's been glitchy on the mobile site, we'll ask Tech to take a look.

Somerville Tue 24-Jan-17 15:05:08

AS seems to be to MN what masturbation is to polite company. Everyone does it eventually but bad form to mention it.

Somerville Tue 24-Jan-17 15:07:58

Pressed post too soon.
I can't remember who first wrote that about AS but it does seem to be true.

AnyFucker Tue 24-Jan-17 15:40:58


MiscellaneousAssortment Tue 24-Jan-17 18:23:05

Yup that's the one. Confusing that the active thread got zapped but the previous one that I was searching for at the time did not get zapped.

Anyway, yes, mobile search has gone cabluey!

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