Why can't I find my old posts?

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In summary, you can find your old posts by clicking on your name on the top of your post, by looking at your posts under 'Messages,' or by clicking on the link in the message number.
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I was looking at my profile to find out my old posts. Now I want some information which is left there. I looked at my notification. They were completely empty. I could take a look at mail but there's currently some problem with that, that's why I am visiting my mail. I looked at https://www.physicsforums.com/account/ but couldn't find anything. Where can I find my old posts?

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Click on your name at the top of your post and then on your name in the popup window. That takes you to your profile, and you can either click on Find and then find all posts, or look at the Postings tab. Alternatively, use the search feature, leaving keywords blank (or not, as you prefer) and putting your username in the By field.
 
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By the way, this kind of post should go in the Feedback forum. I've asked for it to be moved.
 
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Ibix said:
By the way, this kind of post should go in the Feedback forum. I've asked for it to be moved.
Done.
 
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Istiakshovon said:
I was looking at my profile to find out my old posts. Now I want some information which is left there. I looked at my notification. They were completely empty. I could take a look at mail but there's currently some problem with that, that's why I am visiting my mail. I looked at https://www.physicsforums.com/account/ but couldn't find anything. Where can I find my old posts?

(I can't find any Meta support here so posting the question in General Discussion)
I can see all 115 of your posts going back to May 2021. Just click on your name and under "Messages" you'll see 115. Just click on that and it will list them all.
 
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PeroK said:
Just click on your name and under "Messages" you'll see 115. Just click on that and it will list them all.
I hadn't noticed those numbers were links. That's my learning point for the day!
 

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1. Why can't I find my old posts on social media?

There could be several reasons for this. One possibility is that your posts may have been deleted by you or the platform. Another reason could be that your posts were hidden or removed due to violating the platform's community guidelines. It is also possible that the posts were archived or moved to a different section of the platform, such as a "memories" feature.

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