What happened to "Search Members"

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by illegalprelude, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. illegalprelude macrumors 68000

    illegalprelude

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    Why can I no longer search for members....I dont see that button anywhere? I would always search my own name so I can find the threads ive written in....wth?
     
  2. bigandy macrumors G3

    bigandy

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    Click on your username next to a post of yours, or click Quick Links and choose My Profile.

    From there you can do the search.

    You can also do it manually from Search > Advanced Search.


    ;)
     
  3. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

    iJohnHenry

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    And once you do, create a Bookmark.

    It makes life SO much easier. :p
     
  4. illegalprelude thread starter macrumors 68000

    illegalprelude

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    Yea, as I posted that and went back to the main page, I figured the click on my own name.....lol...fail...

    But let me ask you...im not blind right? lol or I didnt dream of that feature...we used to have it right?
     
  5. bigandy macrumors G3

    bigandy

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    There was a Members List link, but it was removed because people were using it as a scoreboard, iirc. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

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    If memory serves, the key reason it was removed was that it was also being used to spam members through PM and emails.
     
  7. bigandy macrumors G3

    bigandy

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    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, k.


    Well not having a memory to speak of, I can't argue :p
     
  8. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

    iJohnHenry

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    HEY, I resemble that remark. :mad:
     
  9. illegalprelude thread starter macrumors 68000

    illegalprelude

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    And here I was with my roughly 1,200 posts, thinking I could one day catchup :D
     
  10. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

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    The Members List was removed to improve forum performance. It required a lot of server resources that could be better used giving improved response time for other forum activity. Even though the Members List was interesting and useful for many members, the performance boost was a worthwhile benefit for all members. You can still go to any member's profile page by clicking on their user name, and you can go to your own with the Quick Links menu.
     

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