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User Info: Flappers

Flappers
1 week ago#1
I want to go back to an old topic to read something but I can't find it, even through using search.

There should really be something that lets me view all of the topics I have made, regardless as to whether or not they're active J:I
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User Info: billyb2004

billyb2004
1 week ago#2
If it's an old topic perhaps it has archived. If so look through your archived history: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/user/archive
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User Info: Flappers

Flappers
1 week ago#3
It still isn't there...and how come I can't find this stuff by clicking around regularly? Why do I need a link?
Look at my bio to check what Egg-Move/Hidden Ability Pokemon I will breed for you.
I also have shinies for trade in exchange for a Pokemon I want.

User Info: Error1355

Error1355
1 week ago#4
Flappers posted...
It still isn't there...and how come I can't find this stuff by clicking around regularly? Why do I need a link?

A way to find the same link is to go to My Posts and scroll to the bottom.
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Was it made on a board that doesn't archive posts?

There's no way to access topics that have been purged from the boards, or otherwise deleted, at least, not directly from GameFAQs itself.

User Info: Flappers

Flappers
1 week ago#6
It's bizarre. It isn't really archived, it's just closed (unless that's the same thing). It didn't get deleted. It's just gone, I can't find it anywhere. I still wish there was a way I could see all my topics, even if they aren't active anymore. Like, is it just me?
Look at my bio to check what Egg-Move/Hidden Ability Pokemon I will breed for you.
I also have shinies for trade in exchange for a Pokemon I want.

User Info: vlado_e

vlado_e
1 week ago#7
Flappers posted...
I still wish there was a way I could see all my topics, even if they aren't active anymore. Like, is it just me?

I'm with you. Sometimes I want to find a topic I posted in, say, a month ago and can't remember the title, so I just want to find my post. But if it was archived in the meantime, it's not possible. At least not in any way I've seen on this site.

What I do use is Google, though. I know it's not the best solution (which would be to have "see every post I've made, even archived") but it's the best I have. What you can do is type in your username, some keywords you can remember from the topic (maybe even other usernames) and add in site:gamefaqs.gamespot.com at the end of the search terms. That will search all pages on this website and will try to find the ones containing your name - that would be mostly message boards pages. By adding more keywords, you can narrow down what you find, otherwise, it'd be every single post you've made in no real order.

So, if you want to search for this topic a year or two later, you could search for something like flappers find topics closed site:gamefaqs.gamespot.com - you're likely to get some unrelated results but at least you're likely to get something. The more keywords you can add the better.
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Flappers posted...
It's bizarre. It isn't really archived, it's just closed (unless that's the same thing). It didn't get deleted. It's just gone, I can't find it anywhere. I still wish there was a way I could see all my topics, even if they aren't active anymore. Like, is it just me?

There are only a few options.

-It was on a board which does not archive topics (they just purge). Then it's gone.
-It was deleted due to moderation.
-It is there in the archives and you're just not looking hard enough.

Where and when was the topic that you're looking for? It can't be "not archived" and also "not deleted", it has to be one or the other.
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User Info: Flappers

Flappers
1 week ago#9
My guess is that I just haven't looked hard enough. I'll look better later now that I got some advice. Thanks, all.
Look at my bio to check what Egg-Move/Hidden Ability Pokemon I will breed for you.
I also have shinies for trade in exchange for a Pokemon I want.
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