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    Retrieving old threads/ searching LZ

    Can anybody tell me if it is possible to retrieve posts before 2008?

    It seems to me that yet more learned wisdom and elegant debating has been lost ( i had a whine a couple of years ago if you remember Jeffrey)

    For example, type in "lawstudent" into the main forum macro search and hardly anything appears.
    All posts in good faith, but do not rely on them

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    You can search the forums here:

    #2
    As far as I know, all posts are (like the answer) 'out there'- somewhere! It depends what search criteria are used.
    I find that the "SEARCH" option works better than the macrosearch; try that, instead.
    JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
    1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
    2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
    3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
    4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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      #3
      Searching

      We've recently upgraded the Macro-Search so both searches should now be equally effective - in theory you should be able to find any post going back several years.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Bel View Post
        Can anybody tell me if it is possible to retrieve posts before 2008?

        It seems to me that yet more learned wisdom and elegant debating has been lost ( i had a whine a couple of years ago if you remember Jeffrey)

        For example, type in "lawstudent" into the main forum macro search and hardly anything appears.
        I've just realised what you meant, there.
        One cannot access members' names on the usual 'Search' or 'MacroSearch'.
        Instead, use 'Community'; then 'Members List'; then 'Search' or 'Advanced Search'.
        JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
        1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
        2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
        3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
        4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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          #5
          However, unless the (highly unpopular) tendency to interfere, to divide and to merge threads is discontinued, trying to search for a thread you know existed at one time will be a futile pursuit. The best you can hope for will be to search for a post from that original thread (assuming you can remember some distinctive lexical item from it).

          Good luck.
          'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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            #6
            Yes. Searches should be by:
            a. word [apparently LZ cannot search by phrase];
            b. the posting member's name; or
            c. a range of dates
            JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
            1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
            2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
            3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
            4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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