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How to search for my old posts

  1. Nov 20, 2016 #1
    Is there a way that I can search old posts of mine, say from the year 2010?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Nov 20, 2016 #2

    phinds

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    Use the search function with your name. You can say "more recent than" but I don't think you can specify "older than".
     
  4. Nov 20, 2016 #3
    Thanks, just curious what I wrote in 2010.
     
  5. Nov 20, 2016 #4

    mfb

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    The search results are limited to 200, but you can limit the search to specific subforums, if there are less than 200 results you can see all. In the mathematics and astronomy sections you have various posts from 2009 and 2010.
     
  6. Nov 20, 2016 #5

    Borek

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    Borek

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    I am not sure that it allows to search for the time frame - just numbers 2010 and 2011 are present on all the pages from 2010 and 2011, as date is displayed together with the message. It may give false positives if these numbers appear in the thread for whatever reason (this thread will be there soon).
     
  10. Nov 20, 2016 #9

    phinds

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    Neat. I'm interested in that as well. Could you please post the exact Google search phrase you used instead of the resulting URL? Thanks.
     
  11. Nov 20, 2016 #10

    mfb

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    Searching for "spinnor" in quotation marks should get rid of "spinor" false positives as well.
    Google knows when a site first appeared and when it saw the last update, but that doesn't mean the post time has to be one of those times.
     
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  13. Nov 21, 2016 #12
    Funny, if I narrow the Google search by time it seems Google excludes posts. With quotes around spinnor Boreks solution is the best it seems.

    "spinnor" 2009 site:physicsforums.com

    https://www.google.com/search?q=%22spinnor%22+2009+site%3Aphysicsforums.com&rlz=1C1AOHY_enUS709US709&oq=%22spinnor%22+2009+site%3Aphysicsforums.com&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60.4133j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 [Broken]

    Thanks!
     
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