Can I, as a user, easily find topics started on a particular date?

(Eli the Bearded) #1

Scenario: People start very particular types of topics on certain dates, such as April First, and I, a user who was away from the world on that date, might want to go back and find them easily. And while scrolling sort-of works, it works less well if I want to compare to the previous year’s topics.

I suspect the answer is “No”, only someone with database access can easily do that, but I wanted to check.

(Steve Combs) #2

You can use search parameters. Just type in seach bar.

  • after:2017-03-31 before:2017-04-02

You can also add other options under advanced search. You might hit the 50 results cap.

(Eli the Bearded) #3

Close, but not exactly what I was asking for: that finds posts, not topics, but given that the first post of a topic is included, it does show up, albeit harder to find:

(Joshua Rosenfeld) #4

Add in:first to the search. That should limit it to the first post of each topic.

(Eli the Bearded) #5


Thanks, that seems to be the winner.

(Jeff Atwood) #6

You can scroll down and search results are no longer limited to 50 results.