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Old 05-23-2008, 09:32 AM   #1
SlowCoder
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Want to see my full LQ thread history


It appears that LQ only displays the last 600 threads I have posted to. Is there a way to see all the way to the beginning, when I first became a member?

I'm curious to see my development from my beginning to now. Want to see just how dumb I sounded ... You know, stuff like that.
 
Old 05-23-2008, 10:36 AM   #2
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Presumably you are "subscribed" to all the threads you posted in (that is the default). If so you can see all your posts by reviewing each of the "Subscribed Threads" (in the My LQ box on right side of screen.)
 
Old 05-23-2008, 12:26 PM   #3
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If I so a search by my username, it only pulls up the last 600 threads I posted to, which go back to 2007. I registered here in 2004. I apparently only have 17 subscribed threads, I believe which I manually subscribed to at some point or another, for God knows why.
 
Old 05-23-2008, 12:54 PM   #4
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You may have turned off subscriptions to avoid emails but you don't have to do that. You can leave subscriptions on but choose no emails.

Go to Edit Options under My LQ at right.

In the options page you'll see:
Default Thread Subscription Mode
The drop down box has an options for "No Subcription" and "No email notifications". The former keeps you from having any subscriptions. The latter pretty much subscribes you to all your own threads and any you post a reply on. (On any given thread you don't reply to you can also click on thread options to subcribe to that thread.)

Also under there is another option:

Default Thread Age Cut Off

I notice that has "show all threads". Perhaps you have selected something shorter and that is what is limiting how many you can see now?

If not then one of the Moderators may have an idea.
 
Old 05-23-2008, 03:27 PM   #5
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We currently restrict searches to 600 results for resource reasons. It's possible we'll either get rid of this limitation altogether at some point, or simply disable it for username searches.

--jeremy
 
Old 05-23-2008, 03:32 PM   #6
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We currently restrict searches to 600 results for resource reasons. It's possible we'll either get rid of this limitation altogether at some point, or simply disable it for username searches.

--jeremy
Ooh! I got the big guy! Hehe. Hi, Jeremy.

That's what I figured. I adjusted my settings, to no avail. And it's no big deal. Thanks for the info.
 
Old 05-24-2008, 06:52 AM   #7
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I, too, want to be able to look at all my posts -- any change that will allow that would be welcome.

I don't remember ever being annoyed at the 600 limit except for user names, & even then not always. Maybe adding a checkbox to disable the limit on request would be nice. Also nice, & perhaps more gentle to LQ resources, would the ability to more finely tune searches using specific years, e.g. "2005", or ranges, e.g. "1 to 3 months ago", "1 to 2 years ago", "3 to 4 years ago", etc.


If it's not too OT, this might be a good time to mention a suggestion for a change to the posts field:
Instead of "Posts: nnnn",
make it "Post: i of nnnn"
This addresses "the how dumb I sounded" issue not only for the author, but for subsequent readers. I think it would be useful to know where in someone's LQ "career" a given post was made.
 
Old 05-24-2008, 09:59 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by archtoad6 View Post
Instead of "Posts: nnnn",
make it "Post: i of nnnn"
This addresses "the how dumb I sounded" issue not only for the author, but for subsequent readers. I think it would be useful to know where in someone's LQ "career" a given post was made.
Now, that's a good idea! I suppose that would depend on the capabilities of the board engine/db, and/or the willingness for the admins to change/add that bit of code.
 
Old 05-24-2008, 12:03 PM   #9
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You could restrict the search to just one forum. You may be able to go back to the beginning in each forum.
 
Old 05-25-2008, 08:20 AM   #10
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I can think of several additional tricks:
  • in Ascending/Descending order.
  • Posts/Threads -- you get 600 results, & a thread can have more than 1 of your posts.
  • "time slicing" -- Find Posts from ____ and Newer/Older.
  • Any of the search criteria potentially might be used.
  • Combinations of any of the above.

However, the point is that you shouldn't have to jump through these hoops.
 
Old 05-25-2008, 08:40 AM   #11
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My suggestion about subscriptions should at least work for posts going forward. I can still see the ones from when I first came in 2005.
 
Old 05-26-2008, 03:21 AM   #12
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Some people may be relieved that their early posts don't show up readily in a search.
 
Old 05-26-2008, 10:08 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by jschiwal View Post
Some people may be relieved that their early posts don't show up readily in a search.
Seriously! If I could just get my post count past 600 so I can start hiding them...

At least now I have a goal!

Cheers
 
  


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