Mountainman wrote:1) From the main index to threads click the hyperlinked number of replies to any thread.
2) A small page will open showing all contributing replies per poster.
3) Select the hyperlinked number of replies by that poster.
4) You should see a list with all their responses in the selected thread.
5) If searches are capable of being "captured" here is your result set
This is very helpful, thank you Pete.
It is however, still a long way to Tipperary. What I am seeking, is not a list that I then use my rather mediocre vision/brain to sort, but rather a search engine capability with a bit more pizzazz than the forum's "advanced search", capability, which fails to isolate the desired post among several hundred.
Imagine a topic with these key words "Tacitus monastery" key user: "spin"
This pulls up a thread, with 250 replies, and spin has contributed several posts, so finding one isn't so difficult. In fact, spin has written the second post to the thread, one in which he links the subject matter of the thread, to his private blog, (occupying space on the forum), but, which, however, is inaccessible to those, including me, who follow the road less traveled.
If we then change the search keywords to "Tacitus forgery", key user "spin", we now obtain TWO threads, and this second thread
has 500 replies, of which, 23 have been submitted by spin.
The first one encountered, authored by spin, is number 60: "Just noted ApostateAbe has gone self-ban."
Informative though this masterful gem of good writing undoubtedly is, it was not really that particular forum participant, or his life, which was of interest to me, but rather the analysis of the evidence of forgery in our sole extant manuscript of Tacitus Annals. I seek meat and potatoes, not fluff, like this gossip, which spin is known to promulgate, from time to time.
Point is, I shouldn't have to wade through scores of other posts, including this one, to arrive at a post which addresses the two key words. The way this forum's search engine operates, I am obliged to scan (in this case) 60 meaningless submissions, and still I have found nothing related to the topic of interest. A good search engine would have taken me directly to the first post which had been written by spin, and in which, at least one of the key words, had been included in the body of spin's text.