posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 03:23 PM
reply to post by StealthyKat
Its a shame to hear that this request has already been denied.
Yes, its true that most members don't even bother with a search which creates part of the problem. I will add, however, that I find the search
feature remarkable rudimentary and not suited to the task it is suppose to perform. Unless the search terms are extremely unique to a single event,
etc., it is a nightmare. Just one example - the thread creation date doesn't appear, which seems pretty basic to me as necessary information when
trying to use the search to responsibly to try and eliminate creating a duplicate thread - or to try and hone in on the most recent threads within a
Having reported phenomena that ATS is trying to learn about as a community seems to be the goal. This particular example is one that has been posted
in multiple forums - Fragile Earth, Paranormal, 2012, and probably others. The combination of not having a single forum for the threads and the lack
of a good search tool results in our not being able to make the most of our community interest and resources. That's a shame.
I see a "master linking" thread has been started and offered as a work around to these limitations. Work arounds can help - but they are called
work arounds for a reason. They are working around obstacles instead of reducing/eliminating them. I think we can do better.
StealthyKat - thank you for all your time and effort, specifically on this topic. I know that many members benefit from your efforts - and I am one