MDG, yes, it works for me like that, too. But let's say I was reading yesterday on a thread that doesn't use the word "purple" but is about "husbands loving your wives." If I posted on it, fine, I can find it by looking under my posts. But if not, I can't. I know the exact title of the thread . . . but it won't come up because all the words are "too common." So I try "loving" and it brings up 53,592 threads, and the first two pages of replies aren't the ones I was looking for and I'm not about to search through all the pages. The only effective way I've ever found to get a thread that doesn't show up under "recent," "new," etc. but that I know is still current is to remember someone who posted on there, go to a different thread on which that person posted, and then look through their posts for the other one. Very cumbersome. Since I can't always remember who has posted on which thread, sometimes I just can't find the thread at all, or I can't find it until five or six days later someone else posts on it and it is back on "New posts" again. I've had threads to which I want to reply, but haven't yet replied, and an hour of attempts to find it get me nowhere. Not being able to search when I know the exact title of the thread is frustrating.
Here, to be more exact, I'll use an example. Several months ago I was trying to post someone's thread to the "Best of TMB." But I couldn't remember that it was in "polls" and no one had posted anything to it recently. So I simply couldn't find it. I went to search and typed in Best of TMB. This is the reply:
The following words in your search query were ignored because they are too common words: tmb best of.
You must specify at least one word to search for. Each word must consist of at least 4 characters and must not contain more than 14 characters excluding wildcards.
I was typing in the exact title of the thread (not including the subtitle), but that isn't enough. Couldn't get there. I even tried it with quote marks in case that feature works on here, but it doesn't. I tried the "advanced search," but that didn't work either. I gave up, and someone's wise post didn't get added on there.