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1. Posted by KoalaGirl (Travel Guru 307 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Whilst responding to yet another forum thread regarding questions on Australian visas, I thought I'd jump back to some of the previous posts I'd made on this topic to see if there was anything of use...

So I went to run a search and noticed that the "Advanced Search" function is limited to posts that have been active in the past year.... has this always been the case? I didn't think so - but then my memory isn't what it used to be!

Is there any way to search for older forum posts? If not, is this because they aren't kept any more due to server space? Does anyone else think it would be of any use to be able to search older posts? Personally I'm not particularly passionate about the issue either way... just throwing it out there for others to comment/share thier thoughts...

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5178 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Yes, search has always been limited to just the last year, and yes, this is rather annoying. (Of course, search in general has been pretty flaky and unreliable to such a degree that mostly it's not really worth searching anymore.) Luckily the new and improved search we'll get when the redesign of the site goes live does away with this limitation. *fidgets*

For now, if you don't post that much (or at least don't post in all that many different threads), you could see if the threads you're looking for are still amongst the last 50 threads you posted in. (All the threads definitely still are there.) Otherwise I'd recommend a google search.

[ Edit: Edited on 04-Jul-2010, at 07:34 by Sander ]

3. Posted by KoalaGirl (Travel Guru 307 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Thanks Sander! Looking forward to he new website! :-D