How do I search for a user with the new website? I'm lost.

Discussion in 'Website Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by BigDaddy'sGurl, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wilkesboro NC
    Just as the title says. I am searching for a user on here and can't figure out how to do so. When I try to type the name in, I get error messages.
     
  2. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Overrun With Chickens

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    It should work with the search tool at the top of the page, but since it doesn't seem to work for you, click where it says "advanced search", use the "search by member name" box. Let us know if that works.
     
  3. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hmm... Try this:
    Under the search bar at the top is a little link that says "Advanced Search." Click on that and start typing in their username in the box that says "Search by username." The system tries to autocomplete and gives suggestions.
     
  4. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wilkesboro NC
    Did the advanced search and search by username option. No luck. Unless the user gave me a completely wrong name, which I copied and pasted from their email, then I guess i am out of luck.
     
  5. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That kind of sounds like it may be the case... Which would be odd. Do you want to have someone else try for you?
     
  6. elevan

    elevan Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Did their username have any special characters in it that were not just plain letters or numerals...such as ? / * #
     
  7. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Earlier tonight I tried searching for a member, and could not find them. I tried several variations and the wildcard *.
    I eventually went to one of their last post and checked my spelling. I had the correct spelling.

    Imp- I did find 57 others with the same letters in their usernames.
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I only have the "advanced search" available. I just searched for two members and found them easily. Good luck.
     
  9. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Mahonri is correct. Click on advanced search and you can narrow your search easily.
     
  10. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wilkesboro NC
    I DID do an advanced search. Still no dice. Oh well, I give up.
     

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