Nifty, I was looking for something and realized that one thing this forum doesn't do is allow searches based on different parts of a post. For example, many community forum packages allow searching through different fields of a post, such as the signature, the post, the title of the post, the use who posted, etc. Ours allows searching by the author or by everything. The interesting thing is that it doesn't seem to allow exclusion of the author field when searching the post/title/signature for information. An example is when searching for a discussion that might include a username: if searching to see who's talked about Nifty-Chicken, excluding any posts written by Nifty-Chicken, I would search the keyphrase 'Nifty-Chicken' and in the author search field I would supply 'NOT Nifty-Chicken' to exclude his posts. The response, regardless of which author one specifies, is "Your search returned no hits, or was too general. Please try your search again." Is there a way to narrow this search mechanism so one can find posts with mentions without wading through everything posted by that person?