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Hi teachers,

I have this post number I'd like to look at. When I use the search function here, it does not bring me to the post. Would you tell me how to locate it?

Thank you.

Tinanam
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To the best of my knowledge there's never been a way to search for a post by post number.

What I would do in a similar situation is to browse through the lists searching for the date and time of similar post numbers. They're pretty much chronological. Emotion: smile
Or, if you'll post the number here, I'll see if I can find it. - A.
Hi Avangi,

Why are you still up? I think I'd ask for your help, only when you're not that busy. Post number: 258349. I think I must've been falling asleep in my tech classes.

Thank you.

TN
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I'm on my horse.

It was written at around one AM on August 23, '06. Not sure which forum - not vocab.
It's not in the general grammar section, but I can't be sure. They've quit putting post numbers on the short ones. They don't put the times or dates on them either. Very difficult to track them down.

Can you tell me what it's about??Emotion: thinking It's gptta be between midnight and one o'clock on the 23rd.
tinanam0102Post number: 258349.
Hello,

It's here: http://www.EnglishForward.com/English/ProperAdverbFrequency/dbjrj/post.htm#258349

Finding a post when you've got the number it's not difficult ... just type postid: followed by the number of the post in the search box (top-right corner of the page), without any space in between.
For instance, the post you were looking for can be found typing:
postid:258349

(more on Lucene commands here ).
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How bloody embarrassing! Emotion: embarrassed When I first joined, I asked GG if she could fix something for me in a post #XXX and she said there was no way to locate a post by number. That was over a year ago, so things may have changed.

Then more recently I came across something saying "You may now use Lucene protocalls to search the EF forums," or something to that effect. I looked online for information, and found it a bit daunting. So I posted in the secret room to ask if anyone knew Lucene, or could help me with a specific search problem (i.e., two key words, not necessarily in order, but both present) and only Kooleen replied, saying that the Lucene doesn't work, and he gave up on it.
I PM'd Punkybrewster and she said she's work up a FAQ on it, but I don't know how to find it.

So I guess you're my new coach. How about them apples. [Y]

P.S. Sorry, TN Emotion: embarrassed

Ha! While I have your attention, sometimes the upper right box shows the old local search engine which we all know and love, and sometimes it shows Google, and sometimes it shows a list of "search engines which you have installed." How in bloody heck do you bring it back to EF when it wants to show G?? Best regards, - A. Emotion: smile
Hmmm, it gets curiouser and curiouser. The "postidxxxxxx" method of finding posts by post number doesn't seem to apply to the working forums - unless I'm screwing up worse than usual.

And CJ's post #258349, which does respond to the search, and purports to be in the general grammar section, is not to be found where it belongs in that forum - same caveat.

I wonder if they've pulled selected posts out "by the roots" from their threads and transplanted them.

C'est domage. Emotion: crying

Edit. It's also interesting that all of the punctuation has been stripped from CJ's post. I wonder if that's true of all of them?
Anyway, I did find the pages of Lucene notes, which look very useful. Many thanks for that. [F]
Hi Avangi,

I am sorry I can't help further. What I wrote in my prevoius post is pretty much everything I know about the search function, so I do hope that one of the admins steps in here.
Avangishe said there was no way to locate a post by number. That was over a year ago, so things may have changed.
It might really be that this was impossible in the old version, but I honestly don't know. When was the Lucene-based search function introduced here? V3 or V4? Emotion: thinking
Avangito ask if anyone knew Lucene, or could help me with a specific search problem (i.e., two key words, not necessarily in order, but both present) and only Kooleen replied, saying that the Lucene doesn't work, and he gave up on it.
As far as I understand, Kooyeen is much more into the internet than me Emotion: wink, so I take his word for this. I have to admit to relying more on google than on this website search system, so whenever I need to do something like that, I just put the two keywords in google, followed by "site:EnglishForward.com" (without the inverted commas! Emotion: smile )
Avangi The "postidxxxxxx" method of finding posts by post number doesn't seem to apply to the working forums - unless I'm screwing up worse than usual.
Sorry, I don't get this. Emotion: sad I've just performed some ten searches, and only one very recent post (say, posted in the last 30') was not found, so it's working pretty well for me.
AvangiIt's also interesting that all of the punctuation has been stripped from CJ's post. I wonder if that's true of all of them?
Really? Emotion: surprise At this point, I start wondering whether we see posts in the same way!!! Emotion: hmm I do see punctuation marks there, and I swear the post has not been edited since August 2006 (I've just checked this).

Bye for now!

PS: I have a question about an expression (idiom?) you wrote in your post. I'll post my question in the vocabulary forum and hope you'll have a look at it. Thanks!
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