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PCAdvisor Search ?? Facility


compumac

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I have been trying to use the PCAdvisor search facility that came up with an number of postings. I only wished to see the last months postings, but whichever option I selected Past week, past month, past six months and past year I receive the same list of postings commencing with a posting dated 18th September 2006!!!

What can I be doing wrong?

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Woolwell

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It's not you. It's not working for me. Suspect a PCA glitch, temporary I hope.

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Jock1e

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Are you sure it has not always been like that.I know that I have searched quite a few times and have had the exact same problem as yourself.

I have commented on it before.You look for something within the last 6 months say,And you may have to go back years to find it.

Mind you it has been a while since I have used it so maybe it has changed a bit since then.

Typed Woolwell into it and it gives 34 posts for the last week but it only shows one.The rest are 1 year or more ago.

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lotvic

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use google search instead. replace the xxx's with your search term and then left of google under 'More Search Tools' you can choose your dates.

xxxxxx xxxxxx site:pcadvisor.co.uk/forums

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Zeppelyn

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Exactly the same here too, was looking for some posts regarding pdf creators but gave up in the end as was only looking for the mosts recent posts,

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X7-250

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before selecting 'past week/month' change the order from 'relevancy' to 'date'

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Forum Editor

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X7-250 has the answer. You need to select 'date' in the "order results by" option before selecting the time period.

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Jock1e

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Well that certainly fixed that problem.I always just clicked on last week or month.Thanks X7-250 for the update on how to use it properly.

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Woolwell

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Relevancy/Date has a priority over the date order and I would have thought that logically that the choice between relevance/date should come first (further up the page) before deciding date range.

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Jock1e

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Woolwell

I would have thought the same maybe they need shifting.Date at the top then choose how far you want to go back.

At least we know how it works now.

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