How to search/list only threads created by an author

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How to search/list only threads created by an author

Postby bowlesj3 » 18 Mar 2012

Hi,

I have tried a number of advanced search runs to try and get a list of threads which are ones where I am the author of the thread (not the author of the post but of the thread). I want to eventually link it to the Wiki but I can't find it (within the amount of time I have for searching).

Ideally:
All I want to see is the thread subject (no posts details). So a list of my threads and one display per thread only. No other thread authors are shown.

Second best:
However if I can not get a list of threads then if I can get a list of posts I created (but only for threads that I created) then this is better than what the search does now when you enter an author ID only.

I tried this but it does not work:
author ID: bowlesj3
forum: user contributed
Sort by: author (ascending to put myself at the top)


Has anyone managed to do this. If this can not be done I think MC support would be wise to put it in as a special button as a way for user to more easily link examples into the Wiki.

Thanks,
John

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Re: How to search/list only threads created by an author

Postby Dave Masalov » 19 Mar 2012

John,

At the moment you can see all your posts by clicking Show your posts on your Profile page (see attached screenshot).
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Re: How to search/list only threads created by an author

Postby bowlesj3 » 19 Mar 2012

Thanks Dave,

It did work in that I found what I was looking for but it is still a bit cumbersome because you can not see your threads but rather all your posts and across all forums. What I ended up doing is once I followed your instructions and had the list up I did a google chrome text search for "Contributed" so I could jump down to only the "user contributed" forum posts and I had to check to see if I was the author. I had to resubmit the search string on each of the 5 pages that were there (finding maybe only 3 or 4 of my threads on each of those 5 pages). As I said, a bit slow and cumbersome but I got it. I could not find what I was looking for easily because I had put it inside a zip file (inside a different post). Seeing all my threads allowed me to focus more intensely on the one that was most likely to have it.

Thanks again,
John


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