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    Can anyone who has a problem using the Search facility please let me know about it, as my testing has shown it to be working now.

    Regards Steve

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    searched for "shadow" and "Rotax"....no results for either

    edit....apologies..i left options on "last month"...changed to "last year" and results came in

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    The key point is that it is no longer giving an error message related to dates.

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    Hi Steve,

    Searches of In The Last Week, In The Last 2 Weeks and In The Last Month do not work. Yet if you search Any Date or The Last 2 Months, it will include results for the periods that don't work.

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Donald

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    Doh!
    Thanks for that.
    Confirmed that last week and last 2 weeks not working, but all the others, including last month, seem OK?

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    Your welcome Jeremy - If the software vendors ever replied to their damned emails, I'd be able to fix it properly!
    Looking at alternatives now as their support provision is untenable.

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    If you're looking at other systems then SMF, XMB, phpBB (I'm not a fan, too common and too many exploits but it does have a large community of users) are all good, and vBulletin power board is probably one of the best, but unfortunately is not free.

    Personally I like SMF as its simple to use and stable, but it is lacking in decent themes. I found XMB to be very easy to customise layout wise and used this integrated into the main part of a website for quite a few years on a forum with a fairly high member count and it worked well.

    There's also Invision Power Board (again not free, but there may be a free version) but I don't know a great deal about this

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    Another forum I belong to (a gaming one hoho) use this software:
    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
    Copyright ©2000 - 2009, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Mark mentioned it above. It really is fantastic stuff with a great many useful features eg:
    1. You can list all new threads/posts since your last visit
    2. When browsing a thread you can select go to first unread post, very useful on long threads
    3. It has a chat box (may or may not be useful)
    4. You can easily close and open sections to different folk.
    5. Excellent search facility

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    Hi Mark, good stuff there. I've been looking at whats around as well. As you say, phpBB has a large support community and looks like it could address one of the concerns expressed by yahoo users - getting individual emails of posts. Do any of the others you mention have the ability to send email digests?

    Laurie

    Mark Duncan wrote:
    If you're looking at other systems then SMF, XMB, phpBB (I'm not a fan, too common and too many exploits but it does have a large community of users) are all good, and vBulletin power board is probably one of the best, but unfortunately is not free.

    Personally I like SMF as its simple to use and stable, but it is lacking in decent themes. I found XMB to be very easy to customise layout wise and used this integrated into the main part of a website for quite a few years on a forum with a fairly high member count and it worked well.

    There's also Invision Power Board (again not free, but there may be a free version) but I don't know a great deal about this

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    Hi Greg,

    For your benefit (and any others reading this), two of the facilities you mention are alreadty available in this forum:

    1. To list all new threads/posts since your last visit, you can click the View Active Threads link at the foot of most pages in the forum information section. The link is http://forums.bmaa.org/atopics.aspx

    2. To go the the first unread thread in a post, click the arrow in the 'Last Seen' column on the topic list page - is the page that shows all the threads in a forum.

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