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ATTENTION!: It appears that our server has been hacked through this version of Liferay, meaning it is no longer secure, and so expect instability as we deal with this and attempt to upgrade to Liferay 7, which we failed to be able to do last year the last time the team attempted it, but we have no choice at this point, so bear with us as we try again. Save any long posts in a text file before posting them. You can follow me on Twitter at @danielmingram for updates if the site is down. Apologies for any complexity this causes. We will work as fast as we can. We have backups of the database, so hopefully nothing will be lost. Thanks to all helping with this complex process.

 

 

 

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Recovering old posts by a specific user?

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Recovering old posts by a specific user?
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10/10/14 11:47 AM
Does anyone remember Tommy M? His posts were always interesting and helpful, but when I look for "Recent Posts" filtered by user, I only get about 20 results, the earliest in 2013. However, when I google certain things, I can find posts by him dating back to 2010. Would anyone happen to know how I can get a page of *all* his posts? 

There are some older posts by other users too that I'd like to look up, but they don't show up if they happened before the upgrade...

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10/10/14 12:34 PM as a reply to Eric M W.
 used to do the same thing Eric....
one way to do this as well as plumb the depths when the current Dho is down is to go to the wayback machine archive - http://archive.org/web/

Here is Tommy's recent posts filtered there - http://web.archive.org/web/20140329010335/http://www.dharmaoverground.org/web/guest/discussion/-/message_boards/recent_posts?_19_groupThreadsUserId=1249249
It give a result of 498 posts....have fun diging deep
~D

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10/10/14 2:40 PM as a reply to Eric M W.
When exactly was the upgrade (if you know).
Also, if you don't mind what's the ABC for searching for a specific posters posts?
Piers

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10/10/14 2:47 PM as a reply to Dream Walker.
Thanks DW! What the hell is this wayback thing?? It's so cool... You crazy kids and your google machines.

Piers, you have to find a post by the user you want first, and then under the icon it should say "Recent Posts." It will give a list of posts by that user.

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10/10/14 3:01 PM as a reply to Piers M.
Gotcha. Thanks.

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10/10/14 3:07 PM as a reply to Eric M W.
Eric M W:
Does anyone remember Tommy M? His posts were always interesting and helpful, but when I look for "Recent Posts" filtered by user, I only get about 20 results, the earliest in 2013. However, when I google certain things, I can find posts by him dating back to 2010. Would anyone happen to know how I can get a page of *all* his posts? 

There are some older posts by other users too that I'd like to look up, but they don't show up if they happened before the upgrade...

Hi,

The default cut off date for the recent posts button is 365 days, the date of the upgrade to Liferay 6.x is not involved.

I have however raised the recent posts listings to include the last 10 years now, so you should get all of Tommy M's (and other users) posts using the recent posts link now.

Simon

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10/10/14 3:25 PM as a reply to Piers M.
Piers M:
When exactly was the upgrade (if you know).
Also, if you don't mind what's the ABC for searching for a specific posters posts?
Piers

Hi,

The upgrade to Liferay 6.2 was performed this may, though I really don't think it's relevant to what's being discussed in this thread.

Simon

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10/10/14 3:39 PM as a reply to Simon Ekstrand.
Simon Ekstrand:

Hi,

The default cut off date for the recent posts button is 365 days, the date of the upgrade to Liferay 6.x is not involved.

I have however raised the recent posts listings to include the last 10 years now, so you should get all of Tommy M's (and other users) posts using the recent posts link now.

Simon

You are awesome Simon ...I bow to you....
I tested it and yes...the results for tommy's posts match -498 results
Thanks for fixing
~D

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10/10/14 5:58 PM as a reply to Simon Ekstrand.
Thank you Simon!! Thank the metaphorical God for tech-savvy folks like you