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Finding Recent Members Answered

Currently, I find new members by just going searching around the site and then if I get the impression somebody is new to the site I'll go to their profile to check, and if they are, then I welcome them. I've had reasonable success doing that so far, but if you can think of a better way to find new members, let me know!!!


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rhysc7

9 years ago

im new

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LoneWolfrhysc7

Reply 9 years ago

Cool, in that case,  welcome to instructables!!!

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FFVIIBOY

9 years ago

my 11 year old cuzin just joined i think his name is milleh2006

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kelseymh

9 years ago

I tried entering

+"Instructables Member" +"Member Since" +2010

into the GCS box.  It sort of kind of worked, but pretty crappily.

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kelseymhNachoMahma

Reply 9 years ago

Holy crap!  You can use globs with Google search?!?  I cannot believe I never actually tried to do that.  That is awesomely awesomeful.

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NachoMahmakelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

.  Yeah, I didn't think it would be that easy. I was expecting, at best, some kind of in-proximity-to operator with an obscure syntax. I just looked at Google Advanced Search Tips. I've never used it before (it took a little experimenting to figure out the leading/trailing spaces were necessary), but you can bow to my l33t search skillz anyway. ;)

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NachoMahmaNachoMahma

Reply 9 years ago

.  PS:
     "Member Since: Sep 25, 2008"
finds all the ppl that joined the same day as Dr. Kelsey.

     "Member Since: Sep *, 2008"
finds all the ppl that joined during the same month as Dr. Kelsey.

     "Member Since: Apr *, 2010"
finds those that joined this month.

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LoneWolfkelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

Darn. I think I remembered instructables having a recent member search, like one or two years ago.

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kelseymhLoneWolf

Reply 9 years ago

They did.  You even commented in Eric's original forum topic that the URL there no longer works.  The old graphical search used to have "People" as one of the filtering options, but that was dropped several months ago.

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acidbasskelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

 which sucks...................kinda but i guess it was taken off for the same rason the answers was taken off the navabar

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kelseymhacidbass

Reply 9 years ago

Maybe, but I'm not so sure.  The remove of user-search was many months before they hired the new designer and started mucking up improving the Web site.  Some of us think it may have been a privacy/stalker issue, but that's just random guessing.

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LoneWolfkelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

Yeah, it's too bad, you used to be able to search them like you search instructables now.

Though with the new google search we can search members, but you can search recent members.

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acidbasskelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

 awesome thanks for trying at least we have SOMETHING to work with